Happy Friday friends! The season is not complete without a tour of the Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Designer showhouse. I always love getting to tour the house before it opens when designers and other worker bees are still scurrying around to get it all finished. It also gets me in the mood to decorate my own house.
This year’s house was just beautiful and a delightful remodel that fits into the surrounding area so well. You’ll get a peek at our Fall leaves which are just peaking this month in the backdrops of the house.
The Home for the Holidays showhouse is open to the public until December 8th, so hurry and get your tickets if you plan to attend. I think it’s worth it for so many beautiful ideas you’ll see here on my blog, but seeing it in person is even better. Architectural designer Frank Heery of Harrison Designs reimagined this older home into a 5,500 s.f. give bedroom home with new additions, each built with limestone foundations and clad with handsome wood lap siding. A new office tower on one end of the house is balanced by a master bedroom wing on the other side and the master bath is cantilevered over the grounds, which you’ll see in the photos. You’ll be amazed by that master bathroom!
All these pictures are mine, so I did the best I could to capture the spaces. I took a lot of shots so will not try to narrate all of them. You can see the list of participating designers here, so be sure to check them all out. I going to try to properly label the designers with their rooms, but sometimes it’s hard to remember every detail.
Exterior Holiday Decor: Randy Korando & Dan Belman
Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts
Mudroom, Tower & Stairwell: Lorraine Enwright, Intuitive Dwellings by Enwright Design
Standard Walls, Ceiling and Trim: Sherwin Williams Shoji White
Tower Lounge: Jimmy Stanton, Stanton Home Furnishings
Paint color: Benjamin Moore Dark Pewter 2122-10
It was a pleasure to finally meet Jimmy Stanton. I’ve heard so much about him and his fabulous designs, he’s out of Madison, GA.
Butler’s Pantry: Shawn Amtower, Amtower Interior + Design
Jaw dropping beautiful!
Kitchen, Family, & Breakfast Rooms: Chris Holt, Holt Interiors
Dining Room & Wetbar: Jena Salmon, Jena Salmon Designs
Entry Foyer: Anna-Louise Wolfe, Anna Louise Wolfe LTD
Walls: Scrolling Acathus, Cobalt
This was probably the most unique powder room sink I’ve ever seen. It’s chiseled stone that looks like a river and waterfall and see where the water goes? To the floor? I tried the water but it wasn’t on yet, I really wanted to see water come out and go down that drain. Amazing what is out there now!
Study: Anna Braund, Anna Braund Interiors
Paint color: Farrow & Ball, Studio Green #93
Master Bedroom & Vestibule: James Wheeler, J Wheeler Designs
Color: Pierre Frey, Kimono Sable FP475001
Master Bathroom: Tish Mills Kirk, Tish Interior Design
Get ready to be wowed over this bathroom. It was definitely the talk of the tour!
Like a glass box that hangs out into midair, the master bathroom is all windows with shades as needed. I asked the designer would the homeowners shower or bath in here with the shades not pulled down and she said, one will and one won’t!
I can definitively say that I would be a won’t! Can you imagine standing in here stark naked for the woods to see? I don’t care that neighbors might not be that close.
The tub had a filler that came down from the ceiling.
There’s a good view of all that glass. Pretty, but I’d have to put the shades down while showering.
You can see how gorgeous the trees have been in Atlanta this month.
Laundry Room: Beth Kooby, Beth Kooby Design
Laundry Room Wall & Ceiling: Custom, Rye Matte Gold
Covered Porch: Robin Burnett, Robin Burnett Design
Upstairs Bedroom 1: Stock & Trade Design Co.
Paint color: Sherwin Williams Alabaster 7008
Upstairs Gallery and Reading Loft: Grayson Pratt, Grayson Pratt Interiors
Upstairs Bedroom 2: Maria McLauren, McLaurin Interiors
Terrace Level Spa: Robin LaMonte, Rooms Revamped
Robin is one of my friends here in Atlanta and I loved her space!
So that’s the tour for this year. I really loved the house and hope you enjoyed it too! I know some of these homes are way over the top and you all don’t mind telling me when you don’t like them, but I thought this one was very nicely appointed as well as warm and approachable. Even with the totallty out of the ordinary master bathroom, this house is very well done for the owners who live here. I’m sure they are delighted with the renovations.
You can visit the house through December 8th and proceeds of the tour go to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, so a worthy cause indeed. You can buy tickets at Atlanta Holiday Home!
Bonnie Brown says
The laundry room and the table setting in green and white, I loved. That was about it for me. The woodwork was beautiful. Otherwise, to me it feels cold. The setting is nice. I just don’t like these “show houses” very much. Hope you and Mark have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families.
Wow! I loved this house!! Wish I could go shopping for some of that furniture. Rhoda, I would soak in that tub with the shades up in a heartbeat! My girlfriends are headed to Madison again this year for the Holiday Home tour on Dec. 6, we just love touring those beautiful homes.
Hey, Roxanne, we will be in Madison on Saturday too for the tour! If you’re still there, let me know would love to say hello! We’re staying overnight on Saturday this year, can’t wait! PS You are braver than I am. I would feel so exposed with those shades up!
Linda Hickey says
WOW! Absolutely exquisite.
Becky in 'Bama says
The millwork in this home is outstanding. A lot of the design makes you go “hmmm.” But is very visually pleasing to see some color. I laugh that the butler’s pantry is larger than my home’s kitchen. 🙂 Have a great Thanksgiving with friends and family. Love from Birmingham.
I loved a lot about this house, and I say that as someone who normally doesn’t care for modern/contemporary design. I thought it was much warmer than the usual show house. And I’d use the shower and bath without drawing the shades in a heartbeat….as I always tell my mama when she fusses about such things, trust me, they’ll only look once, and then THEY will be the ones drawing their blinds so they don’t get that horrible view again, LOL!
Thank you for taking the time to upload all the pictures so we could enjoy seeing everything, I know that must be tedious. A blessed Thanksgiving to you and your sweet family. (As well as my fellow readers!)
The master bedroom reminded me of my parent’s own bedroom back in the early 1980s. I liked the covered porch, the study, the laundry room. and the dining room. I did not care much for the kitchen.
I just don’t understand why show houses are so popular. Very very few I’ve ever seen are a functioning home for people to live in…so many non-useable spaces that have no real purpose but to add square footage and decorate. Not my cup of tea.
Not exactly a warm, cozy home. Too many dark, light sucking colors. I love color, but not colors that are almost black. The bathroom would be a voyeurs paradise. Just sit in the woods and enjoy the show each night. Interesting to see, but not my style at all. I did like the beams though.
Wow! So fun to look at. Overall, not my style…just too much, but most of the couches looked pretty comfortable, which is unusual these days. However, a few of things stood out. I love the antique desk in the study, so unique. The master bath…unbelievable views! I would be shades down too! My favorite spot would be the upstairs gallery and reading nook….I don’t think I would ever leave! Thanks for sharing!
ROBIN LAMONTE says
Thank you for all these wonderful photos of the showhouse!
I know many of your followers may not enjoy the showhouse because of all the windows but this is Harrison Designs concept of a wellness home where natural light and nature create balance and wellness in this home. My wellness room was designed to give the homeowners a place to decompress and relax after their very hectic day. Every home should have a room or a space in a room that is a personal sanctuary where you can unwind and decompress from everyday stress. Rooms that inspire wellness create more comfortable and livable space for our daily routines.
This home actually has an owner and it was designed for them as their sanctuary which most showhouses don’t have owners.
They will enjoy living in this home for years to come!
Hugs my friend and a Happy Thanksgiving!
THank you, Robin, I totally get that and think the house is designed beautifully with so many spaces that are peaceful and liveable. I loved your spa area and the house was so oriented to enjoy the outdoor spaces too, which I loved. I enjoyed the house so much!
Truly a very “out of the box home”.
To walk thru once virtually is enough.
Not a warm comfortable home at all!
My husband and I live in an average nicely
appointed home on LI,NY.
Our family room and eat in kitchen have large vented sky lights and all of the rooms in our home are large and bring so
much day light. Appreciate your walk thru. But these “show houses” are not very welcoming. And the colors and most of the decor is not comfortable either.
I prefer a home like your own, much like my own.
I honestly would not like to live in a house like this. HAPPY THANKSGIVING 🦃