Walt Geer and Sarah Blackman's Alpharetta brownstone has lovely touches of Christmas cheer throughout. They worked with Brenda Jones with Thrive and Design and Missy Boggs to design their holiday decor. Jones and Boggs also do the holiday decor at Santa's Fantastical, an interactive Christmas experience that Geer and Blackman own in Atlanta.

The couple bought their townhome in 2017, before any of the other homes in their community had been purchased, and before their unit had been finished.

“We got to pick out all of the interior finishes,” said Geer. “We really got to make it ours.”

The main draw for them was the home’s location, in the heart of Alpharetta. The walkability of the neighborhood and it’s proximity to most of what they needed was a big plus.

“Once I could walk to the dentist I felt like I was living in a movie,” said Blackman.

The couple worked with interior designer Christopher Taillard to create the interior style of their new home.

“He did a great job knowing the essence of us, the creativity in our relationship and how important this stuff is in our world,” said Geer.

Learn more about Santa's Fantastical.


Residents: Sarah Blackman and Walt Geer and their dog, Huxley. Walt is the founder and CEO of Santa's Fantastical, an interactive Christmas experience in Atlanta, and Sarah is the co-founder and chief creative officer at Santa's Fantastical.

Location: Alpharetta

Size: 3,400 square feet with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms.

Year bought: 2017

Consultants: Interior designer Christopher Taillard, holiday decor by Brenda Jones with Thrive and Design and Missy Boggs.

Architectural style: Brownstone townhouse

Favorite architectural elements: Bullnose corners and coffered ceilings

Interior design style: Transitional

Favorite interior design elements: Musical instruments throughout the home, sparkling trees in the living room and painting in the hall of Sarah's first dog, named Marilyn Monroe.

Collections: Guitars in Walt's office

Resources: Furniture and decor from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Sis + Moon's, Cost Plus World Market, All Modern, Ikea, Pier1 Imports, West Elm, Room and Board, Wayfair, Crate & Barrel and Interiors Market. Art from Effusion Gallery, Z Gallerie, Mark Boomershine, Greg Byrd, Wendy Vogt, Sarah Martin and Ande Cook. Lighting from Circa Lighting and Jonathan Adler. Paint colors are Benjamin Moore Blue Dragon in Walt's office, Benjamin Moore Tropical Teal in Sarah's office, Benjamin Moore Coral Reef in the sunroom and Benjamin Moore Silver Bells in the master bath.


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