Although Winans and Boyd haven’t had the chance to meet in person, the singer behind hits like “Alone in His Presence” and “Everlasting Love” has been completely blown away by his work. “My house is just filled with sparkles everywhere, but it’s timeless,” says Winans, a Detroit native. “You walk in and your mouth just drops.”

Winans, who recently made history as the first black female solo artist to win Artist of the Year at the Dove Awards, has lived in her home for 27 years but says working with Boyd and Balsam Hill “has brought decorating to a whole new level. Every detail is amazing. Holiday decorations are at an all time high right now.

The Winans house is the first time in Boyd’s career that he has decorated a celebrity home at Christmas. Owner of a design business in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, Boyd nearly missed the 48-hour deadline due to his busy schedule, but couldn’t refuse to bring the wow factor and vibe. breathtaking from an upscale department store or five-star hotel lobby to the comfort of its grounds.

Winans with her daughter Ashley and grandson Wyatt.

Photo: Matthew Simmons for Balsam Hill

“It was really royal, and I wanted to introduce that grandeur and create something ambitious,” Boyd says, adding that he’s worked closely with Balsam Hill for three years. “All of those things that make home warm were already in place, so I could really go a long way with the feeling of hospitality.”