Joyful Embellishments Transform Home Into a Holiday Showplace

A picture of a house decorated for Christmas

This lovely home was a part of the Samford Legacy League’s Annual Christmas Home Tour in Birmingham last Christmas. This year’s tour begins Thursday, December 10, and you won’t want to miss it. You might even spot our publisher Phyllis Hoffman DePiano playing the piano somewhere along the way! Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the door of the featured homes.

Some Kind of Wonderful

A picture of a living room decorated for Christmas

From the top of the tree to the sides of the mantel, beautiful bows lend an elegant touch to this cheerful scene—as do extra yards of ribbon that happily swag and spool.

Holly Jolly

A picture of a home decorated for Christmas

Whether Saint Nicholas chooses his traditional approach down the chimney or decides to descend the staircase, he is sure to find quite a warm reception here. Red, green, and gold deck the halls, walls, and banister in the form of accents aplenty and garlands galore. Nearby in the breakfast room, roses and candy canes ready the table for a delightful Christmas brunch.

A picture of a living room decorated for Christmas

Along the fireplace, stockings await the grand arrival.

Silver & Gold

A picture of a dining room table set for Christmas

The dining room is transformed into a winter wonderland with golden and silvery decorations alongside frosted accents. China in the Holiday pattern by Lenox readies the scene for the arrival of Father Christmas, and faux fur place mats, snow globes, miniature cloches, and creamy monogrammed napkins at each place welcome all who gather to celebrate. As a centerpiece, glass dome pedestals hold a collection of sparkling ornaments. Mercury glass–inspired decorations and glittered snowflakes, branches, and deer further the enchanted-forest feel, while blooms in pure white bring a serene, snowy look.

Winter Dreams

A picture of a bedroom decorated for Christmas

Holiday finery extends upstairs in the muted-tone master bedroom. Here, a demure flocked tree casts an ivory glow throughout the space.

A picture of a bedroom and bathroom decorated for Christmas

The décor details continue in the luxe en suite bathroom, where a beribboned wreath and garland in shimmering metallic shades brighten the window above the bathtub. In the more colorful guest room, yet another wreath, this one adorned with chartreuse ribbons and bleached-white seashells, brings cheerful greetings. A plant on the side table will make visitors feel right at home, and a thoughtfully wrapped package at the foot of the bed will surely surprise them in a most delightful way.

See more homes decked out for the season in our Holidays special issue.

A picture of Southern Lady's Holidays special issue