Get a Jump on Holiday Decorating

Are you ready to blow the dust off those holiday decorations stored in your attic or basement? Cooler weather reminds us that Thanksgiving and other holiday gatherings are just around the corner. How will you gain inspiration for decorating your home this year? Here are a few events around the metro Atlanta area to check out.

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 10th Annual Home for the Holidays  (Nov. 15-Dec. 9, 2018)

Located on a 1.5-acre lot in Buckhead, this year’s showcase is a new English country home with a locally sourced limestone and brick exterior, five bedrooms and an expansive loggia with a fireplace and separate grilling terrace that overlooks the pool. Tour proceeds benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Roswell Woman’s Club 2nd Annual Holiday Home Tour (Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018)

This holiday-themed event includes five beautiful homes in Roswell. Tickets are $35.

Grant Park 38th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes (Dec. 8-9, 2018)

Imagine being greeted with the warm glow of candles and holiday lights at every stop. Founded in 1885, the neighborhood consists largely of original Victorian, Queen Anne and Craftsman homes that were constructed between 1885–1910. The Grant Park neighborhood became Atlanta’s largest historic district in 2000. Since its conception, the tour has grown and evolved into a fundraiser for three community organizations: St. Paul United Methodist Church, the Grant Park Cooperative Preschool and the Grant Park Parent’s Network.

Georgia Governor’s Mansion Holiday Tours (Various dates)

The holiday season kicks off with a Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Holidays tours are scheduled Dec. 3-8 (9:30-11 a.m.); Dec. 9 (2-4 p.m.); and Dec. 10-14 (9:30-11 a.m.). Admission and parking are free.

What other holiday events do you hope to attend?

 

Holiday Tours Provide Design Inspiration

Want design ideas for your home? Look no further than one of the home tours being held across metro Atlanta during November and December.

Home for the Holidays Showhouse (Thursday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Dec. 10)

Presented by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine, this showhouse benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Twenty of Atlanta’s top interior designers will transform a newly built Buckhead estate. The 8,800-square-foot home integrates structured, classical design with more modern, casual living space. www.AtlantaHolidayHome.com

Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes (Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3)

Virginia-Highland is known for its historic residences, unique shops and local restaurants.

Eight homes are included on this tour. They include an English country-style home decorated with original pieces of art, a recently renovated American Foursquare built in 1916, a 1925 Cape Dutch with beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, a restored 1916 bungalow with a multitude of original features and an historic building that is used as a combination art gallery and residence.

Local restaurants will provide food tastings in John Howell Park and at each of the tour homes. https://VaHiTourofHomes.org

Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour (Saturday and Sunday, Dec 2-3)

Get a glimpse inside six private homes that are located in the Whitlock Avenue district of Marietta. Each home has been lovingly restored and will be decorated for the holiday season. www.MariettaPilgrimage.com

Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes (Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9-10)

This tour offers attendees an intimate and charming way to experience both the past and present of the historic Grant Park neighborhood. Be enchanted by the warm glow of candles and holiday lights at every stop. www.CandlelightTourofHomes.com

Have you attended one of these tours before?