Nichols Hills Home Dazzles in Glitz & Glitter for the Holidays - 405 Magazine

Nichols Hills Home Dazzles in Glitz & Glitter for the Holidays

This 'modern glam' home in the Nichols Hills Suburbs sparkles year-round, but especially during the holidays.

Nichols Hills home decorated for Christmas.

Photos by Emily Hart

Oversized candy ornaments, sparkly Christmas trees and champagne and gold tones for the holidays nicely complement Krissi and Denver Green’s modern home, which is full of glitz and glam throughout — even when it isn’t Christmastime.

Nichols Hills home decorated for Christmas.
The Greens’ dream kitchen brings the glam and glitz with Dickinson chandeliers from Kate Spade New York and Cambria quartz with ribbons of gold running throughout. | Photo by Emily Hart

The couple loves to entertain and regularly hosts both sides of their families for the holidays: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day and more. So when they built their Nichols Hills Suburban home in 2021, they designed a perfect setup with an open concept kitchen to two connected dining areas that can comfortably seat 24 people. The home is laid out around a courtyard that overlooks the pool, so people can easily see from front to back and end to end wherever they are. 

“It’s very sprawling, but that’s one of the things I love about it,” Krissi Green said. “If you’re in the kitchen or the living room or wherever you are, you can see the pool. You can see outside.”

Nichols Hills home decorated for Christmas.
The large classic holiday tree in the formal living room has gold accents and stands ready for Christmas morning. | Photo by Emily Hart

The Greens, along with partners, own the construction and real estate development company Ashton Gray. They were homebuilders early in their careers, and for this home, they used their company’s construction department. Bryan Durbin was the architect; Green designed it.

“I love everything glam and glitzy,” she said, describing the home as “modern glam” with a lot of warmth that works for their family. That includes two sons and a daughter ranging in age from 8 to 17 and their two dogs, Cavapoos named Teddy Bear and Penny.

For holiday decorating, Green works with Jenna Snow of the Snow Design Co. on a vision that includes lots of extra sparkle. A bright tree in the family room, oversized candy and whimsical ornaments on a tree in the media room, deep greens and golds on another. A classic champagne and gold tree in the home’s main area. A pink tree in her daughter’s room.

Nichols Hills home decorated for Christmas.
A holiday tree overflows with playful candy ornaments. | Photo by Emily Hart

“We just kind of lay everything out, and then she (Snow) comes in and puts it all up and makes it look awesome,” Green said.

Snow said she loves all the details that Green wants in each tree, and the two are always thinking of new and creative ways to dress up the holiday decor.

“Krissi is literally the sweetest person on the earth. She’s the biggest cheerleader,” Snow said. “I literally just adore working with her because she just loves everything that you do. And if she doesn’t love something, she will tell you, but she tells it to me in the most loving way. And it makes me better every single day.”

Nichols Hills home decorated for Christmas.
The powder bath sparkles with a Cambria quartz integrated sink and counters, wallpaper from Ketch Design Centre and a beveled mirror reflecting the tree in the entry. | Photo by Emily Hart

The Greens’ home features furnishings from some of her favorites: furniture by Caracole and lamps from John Richards throughout, white oak floors in a natural matte finish and prefinished cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms. 

For those cabinets, Green worked with Robin Givens — who owns The Kitchen Studio with business partner Jessica Richey — to design and install them. The cabinets feature natural white oak finishes and even include touches like an organized drawer for all of their Yeti cups that they grab when they’re on the go.

“To me her whole home is very glam and chic, but it still feels warm and peaceful. You just feel at home when you’re there,” Givens said, complimenting Green’s eye for decor. “It’s one of my favorite projects. I always feel like I’m going over to see a friend.”

Nichols Hills home decorated for Christmas.
Custom made from reeded white oak panels, this wall is one of the Greens’ favorite designs in their home. | Photo by Emily Hart

The Greens find enjoyment in each room throughout the house, from the spacious kitchen to the media room to the formal living room. That flagship space includes a Steinway player piano in honor of her grandparents, who would playfully fight over who got to play the piano in church at the end of the service. Her grandfather also played the pipe organ, and her grandmother the cello. 

“The piano means a lot to me,” Green said. As a player piano tied to a mobile app, “it will just play throughout the house. It’s gorgeous and sounds amazing. That’s one of my favorite things in the whole room and reminds me of my childhood.”

Nichols Hills home decorated for Christmas.
The dining room features a John Richards teardrop chandelier with a natural branch design and table and chairs from Caracole. | Photo by Emily Hart

The living room also includes one of the home’s few walls that doesn’t have windows; the Greens collaborated with their trim carpenter on a custom wall made from panels of reeded white oak that flank the television. Cabinets below it jut out from the wall.

“My husband had big input on this. He has a great, great design eye. It’s so fun to work as a team,” Green said. The wall “brought the whole house together, honestly. I don’t know what it would have looked like without this wall.” 

Nichols Hills home decorated for Christmas.
The tufted custom-made platform bed extends beyond the mattress, allowing ample space to lounge. | Photo by Emily Hart

The entire home shines with their personal touches and champagne- and gold-colored themes that work together to give it the perfect vibe for their family to enjoy year-round. “We love gold and we love glitter, so everything comes together,” Green said.

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