The reviews for the 2014 Atlanta Holiday House have been outstanding…I was thrilled to mix a bit of pleasure with work on this Atlanta trip to see this spectacular showhouse! Please click here to read about the background of the house and the first floor tour featured in my last post. Today, I am going to provide a glimpse of the second floor along with some spaces I wanted to highlight like this gorgeous lady’s retreat by Barbara Heath of The Mercantile…


The room felt like a cashmere cocoon where the lady of the house could escape the madness of the holiday season. The pink, cream and gray palette was sophisticated and chic with luxurious finishes including mongolian fur, shagreen, and lucite. The pink touches found in the art, lamps, glass accessories and fabrics provided a feminine touch.


A landing by Liz Williams Interiors showcases this majestic painting by Atlanta artist Carrie Penley. The dark background of the painting connects the eye to the unique railing with its dark finish.

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A hallway by Michel Boyd lined with stunning marbleized paper is a perfect prelude for the magic that lies ahead. The designer’s suite of rooms included a bedroom, bathroom, sitting area, gallery and hallway. Each space had a distinctive feel, yet they all blended beautifully under his artistic touch.


The bedroom is a study is the nuances of neutrals and the mix of patterns and materials is soothing and modern. The brass touches seen in the vintage desk, wall sculpture, and accent tables add a bit of glitz to the space.



The graphic wallpaper and dark ceiling in the sitting room provided a great backdrop for modern art and black and white photography. Books line the fireplace.


The cobalt blue high gloss walls of Margaret Kirtkland’s charming bedroom were one of the few doses of color in this year’s showhouse.  Traditionally appointed in floral fabrics and embroidered Leontine Linens, it was a lovely reminder to never underestimate the power of pretty.


Brian Patrick Flynn did not just one, but THREE spaces this year. Not surprisingly, his charisma shined through in all of his spaces.  My favorite was his eclectically curated gallery hall filled with images of supermodels, super heroes and a delightful assortment of random works that work together beautifully. This is just a detail seen here, but so much better in person, so get the showhouse if you can!


A charming powder room by Brian Patrick Flynn upholstered in Tilton Fenwick’s iconic peacock from Duralee.


Brian’s laundry room features an overscaled light fixture, graphic wallpaper and tailored window treatment.

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via Cloth & Kind

And now for the grand finale….I was so excited to see our friends Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Schwartz of Cloth & Kind participate in their first holiday house. These design darlings never disappoint and they worked their magic once again!  An irregularly shaped bonus room with eaves galore became a modern day “speak-easy.”


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via Zak & Fox


Known for their curated interiors with story and substance, Tami and Krista vetted every fabric, accessory, artwork, and surface for this space. The result was a take your breath away moment when guests entered the last space in the house. Upholstered walls by Zak & Fox, ceramics and art by Sally King Benedict, custom banquettes to fill the eaves, and a showstopping chandelier resembling illuminated quills hovered in the dramatic space.

Do not miss out on this beloved Atlanta tradition!


Wednesdays – Saturdays, 11am-5pm
Sundays – 1pm-5pm


November 19 – December 7
Wednesdays through Sundays.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Thanksgiving Day.


2865 Habersham Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30305


Please park at ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center)
351 Peachtree Hills Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Parking has been generously donated by ADAC and complimentary Santa’s Shuttles will run continuously from the main entrance of ADAC during showhouse hours. On many days, Santa’s Shuttles will be staffed with volunteer elves, who will be on hand to give guests an overview of the house and ensure that check-in is as smooth as possible.
Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online or at the door


Liz Williams Interiors; McAlpine Booth & Ferrier; Amy Morris Interiors; Parker Kennedy Living; Mark Williams Design Associates; Flynnsideout; Beth Webb Interiors; Bill Ingram and Danielle Rollins; SmithBoyd Interiors; B.D. Jeffries; Carter Kay Interiors; Margaret Kirkland Interiors; Barbara Heath; Cloth & Kind; Boxwoods Garden & Gifts


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