Designed by the architect Edward Tanner and built in 1929, this home on the National Register of Historic Places stepped masterfully into its holiday finery, courtesy of Studio Dan Meiners. “We knew we had to keep scale with the grand house and at the same time not try to take away from the amazing architecture,” says Meiners. In such a massive space, simpler displays make a bolder statement, such as the mass of poinsettias in the Great Hall. With its vaulted ceilings and baronial style, the Great Hall required a huge tree. “Beaver Creative provided the 16-foot fresh tree, which we covered in hundreds of ornaments and thousands of lights,” says Meiners. “The mantel took a massive amount of fruits and greenery to create a Tudor style.” In the kitchen, Meiners used yellow crabapples to bring the color of the range to life and added red berries and greens to give it a wonderful evergreen scent.
On the breakfast table, the homeowners’ collection adds a familiar touch with an assist from twine balls and greenery. “Mixing items from your home and giving it a fresh pop is always a easy way to bring the holidays to life,” advises Meiners.
Studio Dan Meiners
One of Kansas City’s favorite December traditions, the Kappa Kappa Gamma Holiday Homes Tour is an inspiring partnership of architecturally significant homes decked in festive style by Kansas City’s most gifted floral designers. It’s also a great opportunity to pick up some expert tips on making our own homes merry and bright.