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Celebrate the Season with the “Home for the Holidays” House Tour in Westfield This Weekend

Jackie Lieberman

Monday, December 3, 2012 • 9:32pm

WESTFIELD, NJ—The Continuo Arts Foundation will hold its second annual “Home for the Holidays” House Tour on Dec. 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (See their video by clicking ">here.) Sponsored by the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Westfield West Office, this festive event will feature four beautiful Westfield area homes decorated inside for the holidays, with musical entertainment, refreshments and more at each location.

As with last year’s event, guests on the “Home for the Holidays” tour will receive gift envelopes and historic information about the featured properties. Kate Motz of SwissJust will be present with her Swiss Natural Products for the Body and Mind.

Musical entertainment will vary from home to home and include Continuo Arts ensembles, instrumentalists and soloists, as well as invited guests performing popular holiday music as well as classical, opera and art songs.

Coldwell Banker agents will serve as docents, sharing each home’s historic and unique qualities with tour-goers. Serving as tour chairperson is Coldwell Banker’s Sherrie Natko.

According to the Foundation, on this year’s tour is a majestic Mountainside colonial; a traditional Wychwood colonial, transformed; a classic Wychwood gem; and a vibrant Victorian, lovingly restored. Interiors of all of these are decorated by homeowners, stagers and designers for the holiday season.

Professional home staging companies BestInShowing.com and More Staging & Design are enhancing and redesigning existing space, home furnishings, lighting, paint colors and overall décor to create harmonious and festive interiors.

Professional designers Paula S. Adams Antiques and Interiors, LLC.—a professional interior design firm with over 15 years of experience in several states—are contributing to the décor and designs, as well.

For more information about the sponsors, visit www.continuoarts.com.

George Kraus, Manager of the Coldwell Banker Westfield West office, said he is “proud to once again be the sponsor of the ’Home for the Holidays’ House Tour, an important holiday and destination event for Westfield and the surrounding communities.”

Tickets are available at the Coldwell Banker Westfield West office, by calling 908-264-5324 and at www.continuoarts.com.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Young children and strollers cannot be accommodated. Older children are welcome with parental supervision. Proceeds will go to support the Foundation’s scholarship fund, young artist debut series, community service projects and performances.

Home tour ticket holders will also enjoy reserved seating at the annual free “Christmas Time in the City” concert on December 16 at 6:30 p.m. The concert is presented by the Continuo Arts Foundation in collaboration with the Presbyterian Church of Westfield.  This year’s performance will feature six choral ensembles, the Continuo Arts Chamber Orchestra, Dr. Raymond Roberts, soloists, special guest artists and their ever-popular audience sing-a-longs. Pictures with Santa will be available at the concert event, as well.

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