Home for the Holidays at CTS Hospitality House

The Circle City Chapter of the Links, Incorporated in partnership with the Indiana Design Center and the Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) will host the 15th annual "Home for the Holidays" at the historic O’Neal home located on the campus of the Christian Theological Seminary. The O’Neal home is a magnificent English colonial home with ties to the Holliday, O’Neal and (Pete and Alice) Dye families; and it will be decorated for the holidays by prestigious central Indiana designers. The house is located at 1040 West 42nd Street on the Christian Theological Seminary campus.

This year’s theme is “A Vintage Holiday” and it will showcase the talents of central Indiana’s most prestigious designers around a vintage holiday theme. Indiana design talent will include McNamara Florist, Steve Foxx with John Kirk Furniture, Alpha Blackburn, Tom Vriesman, Diana Chastain and Kiefer Design Group are among those offering their creative design experience and expertise to the project. In addition to the partnership with the Christian Theological Seminary and the partners mentioned earlier, the Circle City Chapter of the Links Incorporated is collaborating with Carmel’s Indiana Design Center on this year’s project. Coburn Place will be the beneficiary of proceeds from the event.

The public and design community can get a sneak peak of the decorated CTS house on Thursday, November 21 when the Circle City Chapter of the Links hosts renowned interior designer and guest judge, Sheila Bridges in Indianapolis. CNN and Time Magazine celebrated Ms. Bridges as “America’s Best Interior Designer” for her distinctive design style. Her clients include music moguls like Andre Harrell, best sellers like Tom Clancy and famously, Bill Clinton. Ms. Bridges will be on hand to greet visitors and sign her new book “The Bald Mermaid, a memoir” at the home on November 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. A gala will kick-off the opening of the home to acknowledge this year’s sponsors and designers on Friday, November 22nd at the CTS Commons. Tickets are $50 per person and a limited number of invitations are available.

“A Home for the Holidays” will be open to the public November 23rd through November 26th and again November 29th through December 1st from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person.

For more information contact Debra Simmons Wilson, Chair at hfh@circlecitylinks.org. Visit our Facebook page at Circle City Chapter of The Links Incorporated to get current information on “A Home for the Holidays.”

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