Historic Home Christmas Tour at The Bingham Estate Built in 1883 in McKinney, TX

We’re so excited to share another AMAZING Christmas home tour! Today we’re sharing the Bingham Estate in McKinney, Texas. This stunning home was built in 1883 and is filled with all the character to show it. Owner, Erika McWilliams, is focused on historic integrity as she’s restoring this historic home. You’ll love how she shares the original purpose of every area in the home along with future plans for the property.

This is our second home of Erika’s to share here. She restored another historic home in McKinney earlier this year and once it sold she purchased the beautiful estate. I love a woman that’s always ready for another project! She dreams BIG and makes it happen!


In a historic home, a foyer was a very important place to be welcomed into a home. Here you can see you get the warmest welcome to trim painted Sherwin Williams Sleepy Blue and antiqued checkerboard hardwood floor which defines that space.

I love the beautiful molding on the staircase and how the wood tones pop against the blue paint. Erika notated how the stairs are a bit steeper than what we have today so you can assume that the Bingham family might have been a short bunch.


When you turn left from the foyer you’ll see the parlor or what we call the formal living today. The lady of the home would meet you here in her fur.

On the wall, you’ll see the most beautiful wallpaper. This design is Bowood by Coleflx and Flower and has endured since 1983. I love this print because it’s classic but can be used in so many different design styles. It looks great with the blue trim. I’m also loving the pop of gold from the lantern.

This room was decorated by Yvonne’s LaBelle Skin Spa and Bay Willow Design for the McKinney Holiday Home Tour. They did an amazing job!


This powder bath is bold with tons of fun features, The faucet is a gold swan which would be something you’d see back in the day. Erika and her husband find humor in the faucet as this design is featured on Billy Madison where Adam Sandler says “Stop looking at me swan!”

The faucet is framed by a stunning marble backsplash that has a beautiful traditional shape that we’re seeing a ton in design these days. The vanity cabinet is tall and the marble backsplash adds more height so there wasn’t space for a mirror here. Erika chose to put the mirror to the right rather than over the vanity. If you’re going to get adventurous the powder bath is a place to do it!

You’ll see another fun wallpaper here. These blue peacocks by Rifle Paper Co are stunning and add so much whimsy to this area. It’s on my list of top favorite wallpapers for sure.


The family room was a more casual space in a historic home. Erika loves wallpaper but chose to keep it simple in this room and simply painted the walls and trim Sherwin Williams Sleepy Blue. She decorated this room for Christmas and I love her pink and blue color scheme.

She has a beautiful collection of Cody Foster homes on the fireplace mantle. I love them paired with this antique mirror from Erika’s husband’s grandmother adorned with a wreath and a pink bow. The gold scalloped flush mount also pairs well with these accents on the mantle. The details are perfect together.


In view of the family room is this stunning dining room with another beautiful wallpaper. This is design is by Schumacher and is a true classic. She found an old french table and bamboo chairs that she made over off Facebook marketplace. The chandelier is from Ballard and goes perfectly with the other elements.


The kitchen is a true working kitchen directly off the dining room. This space is still in progress, but with the updates they’ve currently made it’s already stunning. You’ll see Sleepy Blue Cabinets with Cole & Sons Hummingbird Wallpaper!

I hope you enjoyed this amazing tour! We were thrilled to show you this stunning historic home!

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