Once a young family laid eyes on a Acadian style home in an established neighborhood, they knew they would call it home. After several months of renovations including repainting, improvements to the kitchen and revamping the fireplace to include a large hearth and mantle, the family settled in during the Spring of 2014.

The great room serves as the heart of the home by connecting nearly every room in the house as well as serving as a favorite gathering space for family and friends. The balcony which overlooks the great room provides a dramatic view of the living space and attracted the homeowners at first sight. 

With an absolute passion for the spirit and the magic of the Christmas season, this family goes all out for the holidays. Enlisting the help of Rachel Masters of Rachel Masters Interior Redesign, the home is outfitted yearly with a twist, making each year unique from the last.

Fresh greenery is used throughout the home in arrangements making the home smell like Christmas. Cuttings from Christmas and Magnolia trees are in keeping with Southern tradition.

This year, red and green with bursts of lime freshen up the traditional color scheme. A massive, live tree graces the great room adorned with traditional colors of red, green and twists of black, white and lime. Colored lights set the stage for children of all ages and ornaments from the entire family remind them of the past and the present. A nutcracker collection that grows each year as part of a family tradition is displayed on the large mantle. 

Rachel spreads cheer throughout the house by embellishing the second floor as well. The balconies sparkle with colorfully lit garland draping between columns which are adorned with red and white velvet antler style sticks attached with ribbons and sequined poinsettias, giving a spectacular sight looking up from the great room. 

Whether the holidays or any day, the energy and personality of this house make it easy for the family or guests to feel at home.