Macon, GA, USA

A Christmas Past ~ The Jazz Age

Over the years I have shared glimpses of my home at Christmas.  This year, I want to share a glimpse of a room I designed in the Hay House, last Christmas 2016.

Christmas at Hay House is an annual designer showcase, where interior designers from Georgia are selected to decorate a room in the historic Hay House in Macon, for the month of December.

Each year a design theme is decided upon and the it is up to the designers to do their own interpretation of the theme.  {Last year our inspiration was from the poem, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

This particular year, the theme was a Jazz Age Jubilee.

In keeping with that theme, I chose the beautifully appointed reception room or parlor, which has been restored to its early Art Deco French style and was the perfect room in the Mansion of the South to convey the opulence and fabulously wealthy lifestyle of the Hays at Christmastime.

Old school swagger juxtaposes irresistible glamour in the details throughout the room and its furnishings.

Luxurious materials - silk, mink, velvet, crystal, gold, silver, pearls, diamonds - evocative of the early Art Deco style adorn every corner of the room, while over 1,800 twinkle lights sparkle and illuminate the parlor, creating a magical Parisian style soirée.


Gilded swans and ruffled feather wreathes grace the marble mantel.

 Indulging in their lavish lifestyle of the 1920’s, this is where the lady and gentleman of the house exchange gifts from their favorite New York boutique, Henri Bendel.

Arriving guests are greeted here and toast in the New Year with a sip of champagne from a crystal glass and a taste of caviar or a strawberry dipped in chocolate.

The vision of Christmas past...and one I loved creating.  {Stay in touch - I'll be sharing this year's Christmas designer showcase with you in my next post.}

May all of your Christmases be Merry.

Ciao amici,