By: Kendall Louis
The Colleyville Woman’s Club is on to something. Its signature Holiday Home Tour has played a pivotal role in helping the 200-member club raise more than $3.6 million in its 39 years. This year marks the 33rd annual event, where the public is invited to tour homes that are decked out for the holidays. The group gave Fort Worth Magazine a sneak peek of what to expect this season at the five homes in Colleyville and Southlake. It’s only November, but ’tis the season.
The Carter Home
912 Winding Ridge Trail, Southlake
Michael and Emily Carter
Clean lines, light neutral colors, and a tasteful blend of modern and traditional define the French Provincial home of Emily and Michael Carter. Emily’s home is a spectacular example of her art. Soft colors dominate the main living area — pale pink, silver, mercury and white with pops of brilliant jewel tones. In the living room, the lavish décor on the mantel highlights this scheme with blue and white, silver, soft pink and turquoise. Eighteen Snow Villages fill the huge kitchen island. They’re gifts from Emily’s parents for each year of their marriage. With trees in many rooms, this home is a Christmas aficionado’s dream. Home sponsor: Century 21 Judge Fite Company
The Talley Home
200 Capriole Court, Colleyville
Coy and Christina Talley
Both Christina and Coy Talley are practicing architects, a fact that’s reflected in the choices they have made in their holiday décor. Christina has incorporated rustic touches with natural elements and minimal colors, decorating in hues of silver, white and natural green with pops of red. Her dining room features twin trees wrapped in burlap and hung with silver and mercury glass. A 14-foot real tree dominates the two-story living room. Home sponsor: David Martin & Son Roofing
The Home of Dan Holmes and Roxann Taylor
1301 Regency Court, Southlake
When Roxann Taylor and Dan Holmes, with Engel & Völkers Real Estate, recreated their home, they spared no details. Not only is it a smart home, capable of being controlled from a cell phone, but it is light, white, open and welcoming. Walls of windows and a wall of doors, which Dan refers to as “the $$$$ door,” bring the outside in. Pops of brilliant bright blue cause a visitor’s eye to travel around the open space like a well-designed painting. The private areas of the home are similarly designed. Christmas décor will take its inspiration from a painting in the dining area. Home sponsor: Engel & Völkers, Roxann Taylor, Broker/Owner
The Chatfield Home
6513 Champion Way, Colleyville
Dr. Richard and Carri Chatfield Community artist Carri Chatfield loves holidays — any holiday — and she decorates for all of them. But Christmas brings out her best and reflects her family’s passions. Carri claims she likes to turn “stuff” into art (note the breakfast room table made of old doors). A 14-foot tree dominates the foyer, candles glow everywhere, and the Kansas City Chiefs dominate a special upstairs tree. She favors traditional Christmas colors of red, green and gold but often departs with mixtures of metals — gold and silver. She and her husband, chiropractor Dr. Richard Chatfield, love to travel, illustrated by the art in their home, often street art purchased from all over the world. Home sponsor: Jason Ridley Agency – Nationwide.
The Campbell Home
505 John McCain, Colleyville
Bruce and Michelle Campbell
The French Provincial home of the Campbells is both elegant and warm. The formal areas have been decked out for the holiday in tones of gold, ivory, champagne and white by the team of Kristen Bell and Chelsea Cardillo of Whitman Interiors, LLC. Pearls and feathers add to the huge living room tree. But the heart of family living in the rear of the home turns whimsical with Santas, candy canes and part of Michelle’s snowman collection. In yet another departure, an upstairs girl cave speaks of Michelle’s love for Veuve Clicquot and the fun to be had in this part of the home. Home sponsor: Whitman Interiors, LLC.
How to Tour:
Sunday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets: $25 in advance,
$30 day of
Buy tickets online at c-w-c.org, or call 817.358.1805 for a list of area locations.
Santa’s Sweet Shop, located at 520 Winding Road in Southlake, will feature local venders selling unique gift items
By: Kendall Louis