Photography by SARAH ODEN
After more than four decades, Ron Pepper continues to transform homes during the holiday season. His philosophy, “I put my heart and soul into every home …” is certainly reflected in the attention to detail and intentional placement of every element. There’s an undeniable sense of belonging and nostalgia that makes this extraordinary space perfect for family gatherings and festive fare.
From the fruits and magnolia that adorn the wreaths to the pineapples that represent hospitality, the fresh fragrance throughout the home adds a sense of tranquility and elegance. Even the outdoor living area beckons good cheer; the trees are trimmed and the mantle features evergreen branches. “I used ornaments and red eucalyptus for filler.” The nativity near the magnificent staircase represents hope for the world and love everlasting.