Geneva departure set for tour of 1850s home with holiday flourish

Milestone to offer look at Debra Phillips' historic house in Wayne

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GENEVA – SG Geneva/Scentimental Gardens will host a Holiday Home Tour of owner Debra Phillips’ historic 1850s house in Wayne on Nov. 29 and 30, the company announced in a news release.

The event is being held in celebration of 30 years in business. The tours will continue from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 29 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30.

Luxury shuttle buses will depart from the business at 428 W. State St. in Geneva, traveling to Phillips’ house for the tour. Tickets cost $20. After the tour, guests will receive refreshments and a free holiday ornament.

Fueled by her love of expression, her home’s interior is a reflection of her extensive travel in England and across Europe, the release stated.

Phillips and her expansive portfolio have been featured in HGTV’s “The Good Life,” Romantic Homes, Better Homes & Gardens, Chicagoland Gardening, and Chicago Home + Garden.

Event registration

Reservations for the tour can be made at 630-232-1303 or stop by the shop, which will have extended hours through Christmas from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For details on the shop, visit