Home for the Holidays: Atlanta Holiday Home 2013

Happy Friday my friends!  It’s Christmas weekend and I decided that I’m going to relax this weekend and not do much else on the blog until after Christmas, so today I’m doing a repeat from 2013.  This is one of my favorite Atlanta Holiday showhouse tours from 2013 that is still fresh and pretty today, so enjoy it all over again!


Browsing showhouses is something that I’ve been doing for years and I still love it. It’s always fun to go in these humongous homes that are so far out of my price range, yet still so exciting to see how they are decorated and the beautiful millwork that is in these homes is always a treat.  There’s a showhouse in Atlanta, now called Home for the Holidays, that is decorated for Christmas every year and usually I miss it, but this year made a point to go and check it out.  I’m SO glad I did and you’ll be glad too, because they let us take pics inside and I got a TON of pics to share.

You are going to be as inspired as I was! This is a gorgeous and yes, large, Southern style estate home, built by Dovetail Homes and is in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, one of the most desirable real estate neighborhoods in the city.  It’s Colonial American in style and designed by Harrison Design Associates.  You can find out more about the house and the tour hours at the link above and if you live in the area, please go!  It’s a treat you will enjoy during this beautiful season.

I’m not going to attempt to narrate all of the pics and I took so many, this tour will have to be broken down into at least 2 to 3 posts, so enjoy them all!  I knew y’all would love seeing this too.  I love the use of mostly natural materials all through the house and it is stunning, particularly the dining room, kitchen and breakfast areas, living room and the master bedroom, all my personal faves.  Enjoy!

Keep in mind that this is a brand new home, somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 million, I heard. I don’t have the square footage on this ginormous home, but believe me it is spacious.  It was built to look like a home that was added on to over the years and it is a sprawling home for sure.  I’ll be showing the outside of the home from the backside of the house too in another post , so stay tuned for that.

Keep in mind too that I was snapping pics in a hurry, so not all of them are really clear, but you get a good idea of how magnificent this home is.  I tried to capture all of it the best I could on the fly!

HOliday showhouse

showhouse 2


porch bench

doors wreath


living room wide

living room tree2 (2)

living room


living room3

living room fireplace



dining room 4

dining room

dining room2

dining room chairs

dining room windows

dining room place setting

dining room table set

table centerpiece

dining room mirror

dining room trees

powder room

powder room2


library 2

library 3

vintage ornaments

master bedroom

master 2

master 3

master side table

master bath

master bath 2

master bath 3


master doors

master shower

master closet

master closet 2

water closet

master tub


hall table

hall table close

hall table 2

hallway from stairs

butlers pantry

butlers pantry 2

butlers pantry 3

butlers pantry3

laundry room

laundry room2

laundry 3

hallway mudroom

mudroom (2)

powder room (2)


stair garland


OK, I had to chime in here! Isn’t this the most beautiful staircase garland you’ve ever seen?  My jaw dropped on this one!

open hallway bench

hall tree

hall tree 2



hallway table

hall table close (2)

Wasn’t that just stunning and so fun to see?   I knew y’all would love it too and so happy that they allowed pics this year.  I met Kimberly Sundt, Event Manager for the showhouse the day I went and she was so warm and friendly to me.

Hope you enjoyed seeing this one again, one of my alltime favorite ones!

- Rhoda


  1. First time I’ve seen a bathtub decorated for the holidays!

  2. Thank you so much for showing us all of these great photos! This has to be one of my favorite show homes. It is so classy and elegant. I know this was a ton of work for you, but PLEASE show us the rest of the house!!!

  3. The house itself is beautiful but not to my taste. Some of the decorations were just breathtaking and then some were very plain. It was joyful and disappointing at the same time. It didn’t look like a home that would cost 3 million and neither did the decorations or furniture. Thank you so much for showing it to us!

  4. Do you know who makes the mirros over the vanities in master bathroom? And also in the hallway over the 2 chests? Love!

    • HI, so sorry, I don’t have details on specific items, although there were source lists in each room. You could contact the designer in the master bedroom suite, Kelly Wolf Anthony, 404-261-7778; anthonywolfcollection.com.

      The stair hall had the 2 chests with mirrors and that was designed by Courtney Giles INterior Design.

    • Does the source list include the first floor wall color? It is just beautiful!

    • HI, Phyllis, sorry I don’t have the additional information on the home.

  5. The bathtub full of gifts and the way the stockings were hung are so creative. This was so much fun to see here, I can only imagine how breathtaking it was in person.

  6. Lovely house! They had me at the giant canvas of the boxer 😉 love it!

  7. I don’t care for all of the modern furnishings. I love the kitchen and he dinning room, though.

  8. Most. Beautiful. House. Ever. Thank you for the tour!

  9. Jennifer Sanford says

    Is there any way to find out the brand of crystal glasses that were on the dining room table? The ones with the beading around them?

  10. Thanks for sharing, it is a gorgeous place. When I think of Christmas homes you’ve shared in the past, the one that sticks out in my mind is your friend Marc’s home. I saved several pictures of his decorating for inspiration! I love his decorating. And Ruby’s home was pretty, too. But honestly, your home is as lovely as those. Merry Christmas, Rhoda!

    • Thank you, Nanci, it’s been fun to share all those spaces of my friends over the years. Merry Christmas to you!

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