Christmas Home Tours | Lillian Saadatmand

Welcome to the home of Lillian and Barry Saadatmand, the next stop on our Christmas Home Tours. They live in Richmond, Virginia with their three beautiful children: Grayson, Isabelle and Afton. What fun we all had on this home tour shoot. Lillian has created a such merry and bright atmosphere with a touch of whimsy in every room. Get your pad and pens ready to take note of all her clever decorating touches. Prepare to be amazed!

Front Porch and Entryway

Front Door | Christmas Home Tour

The cutest front porch decorations set the bar high. How adorable are these wrapped presents? This is a fun DIY idea that the whole family can take part in. On the other side of the porch is a matching apple green bench with colorful Merry Christmas pillows. Picture perfect.

Wrapped Presents | Front Porch Decorations

Merry Christmas pillows | Front Porch

As I stepped inside, I immediately noticed the charming “Dasher, Dancer, Prancer” decals on the staircase. {Easy DIY project: These are decals cut from a Cricut machine.} I halfway expected to see Michael Bublé singing Christmas Carols around the corner. It was that kind of magical feeling.

Holiday Home Tour - Staircase

Large Abstract - Hall Holiday Home Tour

** large abstract artwork by Kim Nix

Dining Room – Christmas Home Tours

What is your favorite room in your home to decorate and why? “Dining rooms tend to be the rooms that catch my attention the most. It is a place of amazing opportunity to personalize in every home” states Lillian.

Lillian's Dining Room - Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour - Dining Room

One thing I do know. Lillian knows how to entertain. She looks fabulous as usual, decked out in her Manolo Blahnik heels! AND, take a look at her breathtaking table top display. Have you ever seen anything like it? It looks like Eddie Ross has met his match. What I love about this holiday table setting is most every piece has a unique story. The pure silver flowers {from Lillian’s great grandparents} are so delicate and so beautiful. The Chinese designed plates and other Asian accents from Persia are from Barry’s great grandparents. Also on the table, I admired and drooled over a silver caviar bowl, a Moroccan coffee service, Parisian linens, Tiffany China and the most beautiful Faberge egg.

Silver Flowers - Holiday Table Setting

Asian accents from Persia

Dining Room | Holiday Home Tour

Faberge Egg - Holiday Table Setting

Festive Holiday Table Setting

Festive Holiday Tabletop

Lillian is not afraid to think outside the box. Who says you have to stay within the classic red and green colors? Why not have gilded eggs on pink feathers for each holiday place setting?

Holiday Table Setting - Dining room

Sparkling Chandelier - Dining Room

** Dining Room Wall color: Restoration Hardware

** Ceiling paint color is Benjamin Moore Rendezvous Pink

Living Room – Christmas Home Tours

Peacock Feathers - Christmas Tree Topper

“I have a favorite tree that we call the “peacock tree”. I often change decor, but that is a staple year after year.” says Lillian. The living room centerpiece is the peacock tree, but I could not take my eyes off the gorgeous portraits of her children by Jamie Hayes. I was also obsessed with the custom painted furniture from Steven Shell and Bramble and the matching custom screen printed chair.

Light Blue Silver and Gold - Living Room

Gold Star Holiday Decoration

Family Room and Kitchen – Christmas Home Tours

The family room is bright and cheerful with cozy couches to make everyone feel comfortable. Another stunning piece of Kim Nix artwork adds a pop of blue to the room.

Living Room - Home Tour

Living Room Abstract Art

Living Room - Books on Floor Display

Wooden Side Table - Living Room

In the Kitchen, Lillian and Isabelle are laughing and mixing up some holiday cheer!

Holiday Home Tour - Lillian Saadatmand

Pendants - Schonbeck with Australian crystals

We headed downstairs, where Isabelle was excited to show me the basement.  Santa’s Suit was hanging in the mudroom, and the playroom was filled with more holiday surprises.

Santa's Suit - Holiday Home Tour Santa's Suit - Mudroom - Christmas Home Tours

Christmas Home Tours

and a couple more questions…

What is one of your favorite family traditions? “An elf comes to the door every Christmas Eve and brings the children pajamas to wear. It is a magical moment, even for the older kids when the anticipation is palpable.”

What is your favorite Christmas movie? “As a family we love Elf, but I also love The Holiday. Both are such sweet movies.”

What a wonderful family! Thank you Lillian for inviting us into your home, and sharing your joy for Christmas with us.

Take a peek at All Holiday Home Tours for more decorating ideas and inspiration.


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photos by Laura Trevey for Bright Bold and Beautiful 
Karen Phillips, Home Tour Coordinator

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