Our Asheville, North Carolina, Idea House Is All Decked Out For the Holiday Season

Grace Haynes

There’s holiday cheer around every corner at the Southern Living Idea House. We dressed up our modern farmhouse in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains with festive trimmings to celebrate the season. Find decorating inspiration throughout the home, with twinkling Christmas trees, welcoming wreaths, and dining tables set for entertaining. We didn’t forget about the doghouse, of course, with its own stocking for a very good pup.

The Ramble Farmhouse (SL-2052) is set in a secluded 1,000-acre community called The Ramble Biltmore Forest (part of the original farm founded by George W. Vanderbilt in 1897). It’s conveniently located by the Biltmore and about a 15-minute drive to buzzy downtown Asheville. A talented team from across the region brought our Appalachian getaway to life: interior designer Lauren Liess, builders Rick Buchanan, Jason Norton, and Rodger Gardner of Buchanan Construction, architects Kate Campbell and Beau Clowney of Beau Clowney Architects, and landscape architect Greg Cloos.

The Idea House is open for tours through December 27, 2020 (find more information for tours and tickets here). Here, a peek of the home’s Christmas decorations to kick off the season.

Special thanks to Balsam Hill/Biltmore Collection; Southern Living Collection exclusively at Dillard’s; The Home Depot