Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse Marketplace Celebrates the Season

This series of upcoming holiday events is so extravagant that trying to describe them in a few words simply won't do. The Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse & Marketplace is into the full spirit of the holiday season by offering a host of events that are fun for the whole family. Check out everything they have going on that you don't want to miss! 'Tis the season for the Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse & Marketplace presented by Dovetail Homes. Beginning in November and running through Sunday, December 8 th , this designer showhouse, located at 58 Blackland Road NW in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood, will be transformed into a holiday oasis. With proceeds benefiting the Southeastern Horticultural Society, the newly constructed home will play host to tours, seasonally inspired workshops and a cafe and marketplace for guests to enjoy.

The Home for the Holidays' designer home built by Dovetail Homes pays tribute to American colonial times while remaining true to the charm of the South. At approximately 7,000 square feet, the LEED-certified home is equipped with energy-efficient appliances and repurposed materials to ensure an environmentally friendly project. An acclaimed group of more than 16 local designers have been selected to put their lavish touches on each room of the house from the main living room and powder room to the custom library and lady's retreat. In addition to tours of the elaborate home, this nearly month-long event will offer a truly interactive experience. Every Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. there will be themed workshops inviting guests to listen, learn, craft, wrap and more as well as various specialty events. The full event schedule includes: Saturday, November 23 rd - It's a Family Holiday This weekend is devoted to celebrating the season with family.

A children's fashion show hosted by McCall Wilder Designs, storytelling sessions featuring local celebrity guests including Atlanta & Co.'s Christine Pullara and WSB-TV anchor Jovita Moore, a gift wrapping seminar for the adults hosted by Nicholas Kniel Fine Ribbons & Embellishments and a Stress-Free Yuletide Entertaining workshop by tastemaker Steve McKenzie are all slated for this family-friendly day. Saturday, November 30 th - Atlanta Style Now The Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) plays host to this style-centric weekend complete with interactive seminars and workshops. Programming will include a keynote by celebrity designer, producer and blogger Brian Patrick Flynn, a panel discussion on hiring a design professional moderated by Hillary Mancini of Peace Designs and the Design Collective, and a group discussion with Home for the Holidays designers on how the worlds of interior design and fashion co-exist and collide. Thursday, December 5 th - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Sip 'n Sign Raise your glass of fine wine as we toast some of Atlanta's finest authors while they sign copies of their latest books.

Grab a copy for yourself and everyone on your holiday gift list. Chef-owner Anne Quatrano, The Peak of Chic 's Jennifer Boles, interiors photo stylist Annette Joseph, cookbook author Carolyn O'Neil, as well as design writers Kimberly Grigg, Elizabeth Dowling and Kathryn C. Greeley will be present. Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased at www.atlantaholidayhome.com . Saturday, December 7 th - Kitchen Confidential Home for the Holidays' final weekend concludes on a gourmet note with chef demonstrations in the home's outdoor kitchen garden. Guests are invited sample seasonal dishes presented and prepared by F&H Food Trading Group's culinary director Bob McDonough, F&B's chef Phillipe Haddad and chef Mimmo Alboumeh of Red Pepper Taqueria. Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse & Marketplace will be open to the public for tours Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m., beginning in November and concluding on Sunday, December 8 th . Saturday workshops are free and included with general admission.