Two metallic reindeer survey the formal living room from atop the marble mantel. A garland is adorned with frosted pinecones, white poinsettia, silver ribbons, gilded evergreen and sparkly ornaments in blues, creams and golds. Vignettes of the holidays are tucked into corners and on coffee tables. This midtown home is decked for the holidays. It must mean one thing: the Cascia Christmas Walk.
Floral designer Anne-Marie Foy of the French Bouquet designed the midtown home of Kathy and Mike Mears for the annual event. Foy brought whimsical features to complement the home’s recently updated design, with a color palette inspired by the creams, blues and grays used throughout the interior.
This year marks the 36th annual Walk, which showcases four midtown homes, including this one, decorated for the holidays by local floral and seasonal designers.
"This is a special event for the community," says Cascia Hall Headmaster Fr. Philip Cook. "In addition to celebrating the Christmas season, it helps provide critical funding needed to maintain the more than $1 million in tuition assistance we provide each year to students."
Along with the home tour, the event will include a 50-vendor boutique at the school, a Cascia Cafe and the opportunity for brunch with Santa.
Dec. 2 — Cascia Christmas Walk
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cascia Hall Preparatory School, 2520 S. Yorktown Ave. Admission is free to the school-site events. $15, advance home tour ticket; $20, day-of-tour ticket; purchase online at casciahall.com/walk. Complimentary transportation from Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center. Benefits Cascia Hall Preparatory School.