Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse & Marketplace

Benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the ever-loved 11th Annual Home For The Holidays Designer Showhouse & Marketplace is back this holiday season!

November 14th – December 8th, 2019

Thursday – Saturday · 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday · 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Monday – Wednesday & Thanksgiving Day

2019 Showhouse Location
4825 Woodvale Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30327

Home for the Holidays will showcase Atlanta’s leading design industry talents while celebrating design and effortless elegance. Learn more about the Showhouse, upcoming events, and this year’s beneficiary!


This year’s showhouse is a 5,500-square-foot, five-bedroom abode, located at the end of a long drive on a nearly four-acre forested lot in Sandy Springs. The modestly-sized 1950s-era Saltbox features several new additions, giving the house a sense of history and a narrative.

Architectural designer Frank Heery of Harrison Design—and nearly 20 interior designers – will transform the home, showing “people what you can do with a renovation,” Heery says.



Join ADAC and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles for a day of holiday cheer and design inspiration at the Home for the Holidays Showhouse! All ADAC Day of Design presentations are held at the showhouse, and are free with the purchase of a showhouse tour ticket.

  • The Big Picture
    We have all heard the proverb, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” and when you are renovating, you need to make sure you are starting that journey off on the right foot! Join in a conversation revealing the best practices for approaching renovation projects—of all sizes. Discover which contractors need to be involved in the process, and when. Learn how to develop a proper budget, and ultimately, gain an understanding of the most common renovation pitfalls—and how to avoid them.

  • The Ever-Changing World of Kitchens and Baths
    With never-ending possibilities of product, and ever-evolving trends, how do you stay ahead of the curve? Join Tish Mills Kirk of Tish Mills Interior Design and Randy O’Neil of Renaissance Tile & Bath as they explore do’s and don’ts in kitchen and bath design. Their lively discussion will touch on classic mainstays of design, trends they can’t wait to fade into the distance, and of course, funny and unexpected tales that occur during the process of creating a great design.

  • Finishing Touching for Signature Style
    Transforming a home can be as extensive as a full renovation, or as simple as enhancing the existing space to create updated and refined interiors. Join designers James Wheeler, Jena Salmon, and Anna Braund as they reveal resourceful ways to complement and strengthen existing room designs. Suzanna Hamilton will moderate this panel of experts as they discuss approachable architectural and finish changes as well as aesthetic design recommendations that will give you insight and enthusiasm for your next home renovation.

Be among the first to preview this year’s Home for the Holidays at the opening-night party. Guests will enjoy bites and cocktails, meet the designers, tour the house, and kick off the holiday season in style. Cocktail attire. Tickets, $175 each; must be purchased in advance.

Friday | November 22nd

The wellness movement has been influential in nearly every aspect of our modern lives, from the workplace to travel to home design. It has even taken center stage at this year’s Home for the Holidays with a state-of-the art wellness living space. A one hour ASID- and NKBA-accredited CEU is available for design industry professionals.

Thursday | November 1st & December 5th
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy a festive evening tour of the showhouse! The night will begin with a seasonal cocktail and light bites, followed by followed by self-guided tours of this year’s Home for the Holidays

Saturday | November 16th

Food blogger, social media sensation and author Maegan Brown—also known as The BakerMama—may change the way you think about entertaining. She will demonstrate her step-by-step methods and share original ideas for creating delicious, artful boards for any size group and any occasion, going beyond the cheese and charcuterie standard. After the presentation, her book, Beautiful Boards, will be available for purchase and signing. Sponsored by Lucy’s Market.

Saturday | November 16th

Tap into your inner bartender and raise a glass! Seasoned beverage professional Randall Roberts will share ideas and techniques to make seasonal cocktails for all types of holiday merriment. What’s more, he’ll demonstrate the famous Four Roses Eggnog recipe featured in Life magazine in 1936 and offer tastings. Cheers!

November 30th & December 1st

Santa joins Home for the Holidays for a festive holiday weekend, the perfect activity for out-of-town visitors and family alike. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served all weekend.


Explore Home for the Holidays’ wellness retreat and then pamper yourself! Expert nail artisans from PROSE, Midtown Atlanta’s newest luxury nail boutique, will offer complimentary hand massages throughout the day. In its state-of-the-art boutique, PROSE will use high-quality, non-toxic and hypoallergenic products to elevate the traditional experience of nail and hand care.


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. 

Sunday | November 17th

Meet Home for the Holidays’ Honorary Junior Chair Melina Petriccione and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta mascots Hope & Willfor a day full of holiday spirit!

Saturday | December 1st

Take your Christmas breakfast to the next level this season with expert guidance from Alyssa and Lori Hojnowski.  The duo will share crowd-pleasing recipes, creative ideas for decor and the secrets of their notoriously popular mimosa bar, worthy of stepping onto the naughty list for a bit.


Freshen up your appetizer and cocktail routine this holiday season with culinary powerhouse, Jennifer Hill Booker. A professional chef, instructor and author, Chef Jennifer will share recipes and entertaining tips, leaving you inspired to host your next gathering with holiday flair. After the presentation she will be signing copies of both of her cookbooks, Dinner Deja Vu: Southern Tonight, French Tomorrow and Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent. Both will be available for purchase. 


Home for the Holidays Showhouse proceeds will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. CHOA works to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow through philanthropic support.

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