What do you get when you mix festive tartan, an extensive antiques collection, and a classically decorated home rich in equestrian history? Quintessential, timeless Christmas style at its finest! Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, the home was originally a polo clubhouse and stable on the property where Henry Ford Jr. and the Kennedy family practiced polo in the 1930s. The Homeowner, Alison Sherman, is an interior designer, third generation antiques dealer, and creator of The Polohouse blog and popular Instagram account @polohousestyle.
Converted into a single family home in the 1970s, preserving and celebrating the house’s rich equestrian history drove all the design choices that Alison made. Inspired by her grandfather’s Pennsylvania horse farm where she grew up, she gravitated towards a classic style reminiscent of an old-fashioned gentleman’s club. And it the perfect backdrop for a picture perfect Christmas!
Wouldn’t you love to spend Christmas here?! This home appeared in the December 2013 issue of Midwest Living, proving classic design is truly timeless. Additional photography was provided by the homeowner.