One of my favorite holiday pastimes is attending the Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour! An annual fundraiser for Sacred Heart School, the home tour celebrated its 45th year this year and attendees are allowed to experience the holiday magic spread throughout five homes in the Fabulous 40’s neighborhood. In addition to the a-pied home tour, there is a bazaar at Sacred Heart School featuring a holiday boutique and cafe. It’s a great outing for friends, family, or maybe even a solo date during the holiday season.
The home tour is not a tradition I enjoyed when I was younger; it’s something that I’ve chosen as an adult and I can’t get enough! Every year it satisfies my curiosity about the layouts of homes (I can’t be the only one that is nosey) and commemorates a special time in the perfect way for me.
My friend Gabriel helped coordinate an influencer sneak peek on the morning of opening day, letting us get the first look at this year’s homes. Everyone did a fantastic job and used their spaces as creatively as they could. Everyone did an outstanding job on their homes, but Design Shop Interiors and Victoria Tanforan hit me right in the feels this year. DSI nailed modern art deco and if you’ve been following me on Pinterest, you’ll know that’s just what I’m about right now. Victoria’s home felt like there were different experiences by room, but a laid-back vibe was felt throughout, and I appreciated her use of the outdoor spaces.
With the holiday season in full swing and Christmas less than two weeks away, it was fun creating this post and going back down memory lane. If you missed the tour, or just want to experience the magic, I hope these pictures make you as happy as they made me when I took them.
Design Shop Interiors
The ladies of Design Shop Interiors brought their spin on Art Deco Christmas. Garlands, line art details, and pops of sparkle made the space truly come to life! Just look at it. You can also catch up with hashtag #DSIDecosTheHalls.
Victoria Tanforan went for a “California Christmas” theme, which worked so well given that the entire ground floor opened to the beautiful outdoor space, which she activated with a fun and vintage picnic. She also enlisted a few of my favorite people to make her vision to come to life (cough cough: Studio Plumb + Ashley Baumgartner).
Rebecca Ward Design
This was another great space, thanks to Rebecca Ward Design. I looooved the midcentury modern decor and furniture which had a little bit of a boho flair as you ventured through the house. The kids area was seriously the best. The picture doesn’t do it justice. I was pleasantly surprised to see the floral dining room and the Christmas tree decked out in florals as well. So cool. The backyard area gave me Palm Springs Christmas vibes.
Aimee Hernandez Design
Instead of the lady in red, it was the house dressed in red! Aimee Hernandez did a lovely job on this home. The exterior reminded me of one we had seen on one of the backroads in Boston (where CJ is from). I never tire of an old colonial home and this home was dressed to the nines in red poinsettias. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that a lot the items were curated by the homeowner’s mother for the event. How special!
Katrina Stumbos and her team did a great job on the “Miracle on 38th Street” home and the use of sapphire was a hit in my book. The garlands and wreaths were used in the perfect way and the tablescape was just as regal.
Don’t miss next year’s tour!
If you’re having a little bit of FOMO from not being able to take part in this year’s tour, mark your calendars for next year! It is usually the first weekend of December, but that is subject to change. Be sure to check out their website, and stalk the home tour on Instagram at @sh_hometour for your fix through the season.