Holiday Redux

At last year’s Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas House, four local interior designers put a fresh spin on holiday decor.


In the dining room of the 2008 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas House, Weaks eschewed traditional red and green décor; instead, drought-tolerant succulents and fresh fruits garnished tabletops. The succulents also graced gold-framed mirrors in the shape of rectangular wreaths.



For the Christmas tree in the living room, Kasler selected a plethora of ornaments in one style to make a bold impact. The ­mercury glass baubles added glimmer to the room’s blue spruce tree, which happened to be a shade similar to the room’s upholstery.



For the breakfast room, Williams proved that good things come in small packages. Working with Nicholas Kniel, she decorated the tabletop with tiny, chic packages and a scattering of tiny blue and matte silver ornaments, resulting in an icy scheme thatcreated a winter wonderland complemented by designer Gretchen Edwards’ keeping room.




In the keeping room, Edwards and Nicholas Kniel created the ultimate fantasyland. A “tree” composed of branches decked out in sparkling ornaments—each tied with luxurious ribbons from Kniel’s shop—was the focal point. A pair of elegant handcrafted wreaths, made almost entirely of pipe cleaners, added an unexpected touch.