Atlanta Home for the Holidays Showhouse Tour

Again this year, I had the pleasure of visiting Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Home for the Holidays decorator showhouse in Buckhead.  It’s a newly built home on Habersham Road, a 7,200 s.f. English style home sited on top of a hill.  Inspired by the English Arts and Crafts style, the stone and brick residence, designed by Harrison Design and built by Sheehan Built Homes, the home fits right in with the lovely landscape it is nestled in.

So, come along with me for a tour of this stately home, all decked out for Christmas.  The Christmas décor is there in subtle nods to the Holiday.  I’m not going to narrate all the pics, so just enjoy the views.  I will add the designer names along the way.  There are a few pics mixed in that came from the Press kit.


Beautiful English exterior.
Front Door_Boxwood's Garland

Front Porch – Randy Korando & Dan Belman (Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts)

Exterior_Boxwood's Wreath

foyer bench

Entry & Stairhalls – Liz Williams  (Liz Williams Interiors)

Inside the foyer.

dining room

Dining room and Butlers Pantry – Beth Webb (Beth Webb Interiors)

This dramatic black and white dining room was very eye-catching.  It takes a big and well-lit room to pull off black and this one does it well. I do love the combo of high contrast Black and White.  There were lots of dark painted rooms and hallways in the showhouse this year and they are all very well done.  I just wouldn’t want to live with dark walls at my house.  But for a showhouse, it’s fun to see a different approach, so keep that in mind as you are looking.

DR Collage

Note that amazing ceiling in the dining room.


Study – Danielle Rollins and Bill Ingram (Bill Ingram Architect)

I couldn’t get decent pics in here because there was little light.

family room

Sitting Room – Amy Morris (Amy Morris Interiors)

Loved this space, it was really pretty.

Sitting Room_Amy Morris

family room 2

Peeking back towards the dining room.

family room lighting


Kitchen & Breakfast Room – Mark Williams and Niki Papadopolous (Mark Williams Design Associates)

kitchen 2

Kitchen Collage

dining room (2)

covered porch

Back Porch – David Ecton and Lance Jackson (Parker Kennedy Living)

OK, so the back porch was my absolute favorite space and I took lots of pics here.  Because it was all blue and white and very Southern, it grabbed my heart.  I could totally live in this space!

porch table close

porch fireplace


porch console

Porch  Collage

living room

Living Room – Susan Ferrier (McAlpine Booth and Ferrier Interiors)

lr 2

lr 3


powder room

Bar Powder Room & Vestibule – Eleanor Roper, Debbie Weitz & Kent Drotor (B.D. Jeffries)

hallway sculpture


Bar area.

stairs with seagrass

Grasscloth on the stairs.

stair rugs

Grasscloth stair detail.

upstairs foyer


stair garland

master bedroom

Master Bedroom, Bath and Sitting – Michel Boyd (Smith Boyd Interiors)

master 2

hall to master bath

master bath

master vanity

master shower

master vanity 2


her closet

master porch

Loved this covered porch off the master bedroom.

master porch 2


white soldiers porch

master sitting

Master Bedroom Sitting room.

master sitting 2

guest room

Guest Room – Catherine Happe, Nancy Hooff and Carter Kay (Carter Kay Interiors)

guest bath


blue bedroom

Bedroom and Bath –Margaret Kirkland (Margaret Kirkland Interiors)

blue bedroom 2

blue bedroom (2)

Guest Bedroom_Margaret Kirkland2

ladies study

Bedroom  and Bath – Barbara Heath (The Mercantile)

ladies study 2

ladies study 3

hallway art


dough bowl


bonus room

Bonus Room  & Vestibule – Krista Nye Schwartz and Tami Ramsay (Cloth and Kind)

bonus room 2

bonus hallway

powder room fabric walls

Laundry and Powder Room – Brian Patrick Flynn (Flynnsideout)

laundry room

laundry grasscloth

laundry sink

gallery wall hall

Hallway – Brian Patrick Flynn


Staircase to lower level.

And that’s the tour for this year!  I hope you enjoyed seeing this magnificent house.  It’s fun to see the different designers take on decorating a house like this and of course, some rooms draw us in more than others, but it’s always a fun tour to see.  I thoroughly enjoyed it once again this year and appreciate the invitation by Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine.

If you are in the Atlanta area, the home is open until December 7th.


One of my sponsors, Saturated Color is having a Black Friday sale, so I hope you’ll check out this small business owner at her Etsy shop.  She’s got beautiful vintage style prints that you will love!  Everything is 20% off! 


- Rhoda


  1. Absolutely beautiful! Love the outdoor patio spaces. Also noticing beautiful wallpaper and fabrics.

  2. Monica Converse says

    I think your home is so much nicer!

  3. Doesn’t look like a very comfortable home, does it? A little too, too for me.

  4. I agree with you on the blue and white porch area. I also liked Amy Morris and Mark Williams’ rooms.

  5. I love it! Lots of inspiration!

  6. Looks like an owl flying by the bay window in the living room. What is that?

    • Hi, Amy, had to go back and look. I don’t remember it in person, but it does look like an owl. I have no idea, maybe it’s wings or something, some sort of art.

  7. Becky in 'Bama says

    okay…so I’ve said this same thing on another post, but WHAT’S WITH ALL THE BROWN AND BEIGE? No wonder you like the blue and white back porch…there’s actually color there. I know trends come and go, but the brown/beige is a bit ‘beige’. Oh well…I’m just not with it. However, I do like a lot of the gorgeous light fixtures and chandeliers.

    • I am with you, Becky, I like color too. There has definitely been a trend towards neutrals, but I just have to have color in my life too.

  8. Leslie Sinclair says

    I absolutely LOVE the ceiling in the dining room…wow!
    xo. Leslie
    Segreto Finishes

  9. Absolutely Gorgeous!

  10. I had forgotten how much I loved some of these homes. The house with the multiples trees and nutcrackers on the veranda was one of my favorites. I may have a biased opinion, but outdoor holiday decor is just as awesome as indoor decor. It’s the first thing people see when they come to your home, and the first thing that welcomes you home when you return every day. Can’t wait for this year’s Home for the Holdiays Tour! It’s only a few weeks until the Moonlight & Mistletoe Opening Night Gala!

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