Kathryn Davenport, acclaimed floral designer and owner of Forage and Flower, will demonstrate techniques for creating arrangements with jewel-toned blooms and metallic accents. Known for incorporating layers of texture and exotic florals, Davenport will share her tricks for wiring, hand-painting gold leaf, and incorporating items such as pears, air plants and pinecones. Event included with admission
Creating a beautiful holiday tablescape can sometimes be a daunting task. Join the experts at Coton Colors, a lifestyle and home decor boutique, to learn a foolproof approach to creating a festive and welcoming holiday table for your guests! Event included with admission
Entrepreneur and cookbook author Amanda Wilbanks founded Southern Baked Pie Company in 2012, and her award-winning pies have taken the food world by storm. Meet this creative dynamo, sample one of her creations and learn tips from her new cookbook, Southern Baked Pie: Celebrating Life with Pie, to make your sweet treats best in show this holiday season. Following the presentation, Southern Baked Pieand pies will be available for purchase. Event included with admission
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Editor in Chief Elizabeth Ralls discusses the beauty—and the appeal—of small-batch artisan fabrics with Home for the Holidays Showhouse interior designer Lauren DeLoach. The presentation will take place in the Living Room, where DeLoach partnered with boutique, Massachusetts-based textile firm Peter Fasano.
Floral, garden and interior designer Zeb Grant of Zeb Grant Designs covers everything from lights to tree-toppers in this interactive Christmas tree decorating demonstration. Join Grant as he shares tips, techniques and favorite resources while answering questions and sharing stories from some of his favorite projects. Event included with admission
Step up your giftwrap game with tricks of the trade from the experts at Swoozies Atlanta’s one-stop shop for all things celebratory. Guests will learn all the secrets for developing a theme, adding creative flourishes and presenting a personal, polished gift to make every recipient feel cherished. Event included with admission
Sponsored by Swoozie’s
Whether embellishing the perfect gift or accenting your home’s holiday decor, beautiful handcrafted bows add the perfect finishing touch. In this hands-on workshop, join Lori Hojnowski to learn how to make gorgeous bows and gift tags. Please note: there is no additional charge, but advance registration is required
Meet Home for the Holidays’ Honorary Junior Chair Emma Anderson and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta mascots Hope & Will for a day full of holiday spirit!
Nothing is quite as festive as sparkling wines and champagne for holiday entertaining. Join celebrated Atlanta wine journalist Dennis Attick and media executive, wine enthusiast and WineZag founder Adam Japko for an interactive and informal tasting and discussion of bubbly libations, along with an evening tour of the showhouse. Tickets
Join nationally acclaimed chef Pano Karatassos of Buckhead Life Restaurant Group for a cooking demonstration and Greek wine tasting inspired by his debut cookbook, Modern Greek Cooking: 100 Recipes for Meze, Entrées and Desserts. Following the program, Modern Greek Cooking will be available for purchase Event included with admission
Join Michiel Perry of Black Southern Belle for a conversation on authentic hospitality with Jen Hidinger-Kendrick, co-founder of The Giving Kitchen and Staplehouse, Bon Appetit magazine’s 2016 Restaurant of the Year. Hidinger-Kendrickwill share anecdotes, insights and tips for making a house a home, whether you’re hosting a holiday party, overnight guests or casual visitors. Event included with admission
In partnership with ASID Georgia and Trinity Spotlight on Art
Join three of Atlanta’s top designers—Kristin Kong of K Kong Designs, Chris Socci of C Socci Inc., and Jessica Bradley of Jessica Bradley Interiors—as they sit down with Mary Stanley of Mary Stanley Studio and Young Collectors Club ATL to discuss how art inspires them, and how they work with clients to incorporate new and existing works of art into their projects. Event takes place at Home for the Holidays Showhouse
Few things are more exciting and daunting than building or renovating a home. The architect of this year’s showhouse, William H. (Bill) Harrison of Harrison Design and lead showhouse designer, Lauren Davenport Imber of Davenport Designs, Ltd., share expert advice about key things you should expect, critical things to avoid, and other important tips to make your next home project run more smoothly. Join in the conversation and learn how to save money, time, and peace of mind while making your next home design dream come true. Event takes place at Home for the Holidays Showhouse
Over the past 25 years, acclaimed designer Carole Weaks of C. Weaks Interiors has had her fair share of adventures in the world of design. Her timeless style has made for stunning rooms in homes and showhouses —some of which also have hilarious backstories. With her signature sense of humor, Weaks will take a look back at some of her most memorable experiences to explore the good, bad and just plain funny of crafting elegant, high-end interiors. Event takes place at Home for the Holidays Showhouse