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The Houston Design Center to hold 10th Annual DECK THE TABLES Dec 5 – 8

The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) will hold the 10th Annual DECK THE TABLES, Holiday Tabletop Tour Tuesday, December 5th – Friday December 8th to benefit the Memorial Assistances Ministries Toy Drive. On Tuesday evening, guests are invited to enjoy Holiday music as they tour a sampling of the exquisite tabletop décor created by some of Houston’s finest interior designers in participating showrooms 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM. …Read More

Creative Risottos For Children in Crisis Shine at The International Risotto Festival

Fans of fine food, wine, and design converged at The 12th International Risotto Festival which was held on Sunday, November 12 at The Houston Design Center. Chaired by Julie and Stephen Chen, Raine and Alan Falik, Leslie and Charles Simmons the event benefitted Casa de Esperanza de los Niños – the House of Hope for Children – is a safe place for children in crisis due to abuse, neglect or …Read More

MAI Opens New Location

Local interiors favorite MAI Memorial Antiques & Interiors invites Houston to a Grand Opening Celebration toasting its relocation to The Houston Design Center. On Tuesday, November 7, from 10 – 5, customers and guests will be the first to cruise MAI’s inspiring new digs filled with current interior décor and today’s sought-after antiques. Door prizes, food, and libations will add to the day’s festive mood spreading throughout 19,000 square feet …Read More

Chefs Cooking for Children in Crisis at Houston’s International Risotto Festival 2017

HOUSTON, TX (November 6, 2017) – Fans of fine food and wine are cordially invited to attend The 12th International Risotto Festival on Sunday, November 12 from 2 to 6 pm at The Houston Design Center. One of Houston’s finest gourmet food festivals, this event includes an afternoon of delicious Italian foods along with fantastic wines PLUS music, entertainment, exotic cars, a charity auction, activities for kids and designer showroom …Read More

The Houston Design Center Welcomes Curtis & Windham Architects To Fall Market October 10

The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) is honored to welcome esteemed architects, William Curtis and Russell Windham of Curtis & Windham Architects, as Keynote Speakers of the annual Fall Market, Tuesday October 10. Curtis and Windham will discuss their new book A VISION OF PLACE – The Work of Curtis & Windham Architects. In this graciously appointed book, Curtis and Windham, with contributions from some of their associates, …Read More

The Houston Design Center Welcomes MAI Memorial Antiques & Interiors

The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) is pleased to announce the addition of a new showroom to its esteemed roster of tenants. Memorial Antiques & Interiors (MAI) has signed a new lease on 19,400 square foot space in Showroom 166. “The welcome addition of MAI provides yet another quality source for our growing clientele of this region’s top design professionals, architects, homebuilders, and homeowners.” said Fred Baca, Managing …Read More

HDC Cares

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the Gulf Coast area so greatly impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We hope that you and your family are safe and in the process of recovering from the devastation. Some of our business owners and their employees were impacted by the flooding as well. Many have lost personal possessions, automobiles, and in some cases, their homes are still under water. Below, we have …Read More

Designer Sample Savings Extended Through the Month of September

In order to help meet the challenges ahead of us, participating showrooms have agreed to extend Designer Sample Savings through the Month of September offering 40-70% savings on selected floor samples, rugs, art, antiques, accessories and more. Participating showrooms include Bunch & Shoemaker, Charlotte Nail Antiques, Design House, Inc., Jann Wisdom Designs/Wisdom Frost Interiors, James Craig Furnishings, Lighting Treasures, Off White, Pride of Persia Rug Company, Postmodern Traditions, Scene One …Read More

Houston Design Center & Modern Interiors Texas Honor Leaders in Design at the Summer Design Sip and Stroll

The Houston Design Center and Modern Interiors Texas welcomed several hundred guests for its Summer Design Sip & Stroll. The event toasted three accomplished designers and celebrated the release of the latest issue of Modern Luxury Interiors Texas. Awards were presented to honorees including Cheryl Baker, Allied ASID; Stephanie Vaughan, and Missy Stewart, Associate ASID. Designers, industry partners, and guests enjoyed fine wines from Flora Springs, cocktails from Brugal Rum, …Read More

Designer Sample Sale – Three Days of Design Inspiration, Shopping & More!

One of the region’s largest public sale events of its kind, the HOUSTON DESIGN CENTER ANNUAL DESIGNER SAMPLE SALE is scheduled Friday through Sunday, August 25–27. Proudly supporting the Houston Furniture Bank as its official event charity, the HOUSTON DESIGN CENTER ANNUAL DESIGNER SAMPLE SALE gathers design and decorative professionals, interior designers, architects, manufacturers and builders under one roof — all of them offering unprecedented savings on antiques, art, accessories, …Read More

Houston Design Center Hosts Designer Day August 24th

Prior to opening its doors to the general public, the HOUSTON DESIGN CENTER ANNUAL DESIGNER SAMPLE SALE welcomes industry professionals to a special trade preview event on Thursday, August 24, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Throughout the day, design and decorative professionals, interior designers, industry partners, architects, manufacturers, and builders will enjoy unprecedented savings on floor samples, antiques, art, accessories, lighting, rugs, residential and commercial furniture and more. The …Read More

The Texan-French Alliance For The Arts, 2017 Macaron Festival

Over 150 guests gathered to enjoy the pleasure of the 2017 Macaron Festival and Competition. The event’s proceeds benefitted the Texan-French Alliance for the Arts (TFAA) programs, From a Space to a Place, Be The Peace Be The Hope, and Open The Door benefitting at risk Youth and pediatric patients. Event organizers Mickey Henry, TFAA Chairman, Yvonamor Palix, TFAA Board Member and Karine Parker-Lemoyne, TFAA Executive and Program Director, welcomed …Read More

Spring Newsletter 2017

In November 2016, Interior Designer Rainey Richardson, along with husband Tom, opened Off White, a new 4,500 square foot showroom at HDC. Off White’s mission is to deliver quality, hand-crafted upholstery to designers, all in just 35 Days! To accomplish this mission, Off White partnered with Norwalk Furniture and became the exclusive, to-the-trade dealer in Houston. As a designer, Rainey had purchased Norwalk furniture for her clients for many years …Read More

The Houston Design Center Welcomes Design and Luxury Marketing Experts To Spring Market April 11

The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Rd.) will welcome experts, trendsetters and influencers in design and luxury marketing to the annual Spring Market Tuesday April 11, 2017. Interior design consultant Lloyd J. Princeton and luxury marketer Stephanie Pfeffer Anton will participate in a Keynote panel discussion at 11AM AT Bunch & Shoemaker, Showroom 152. The Keynote Program “Understanding the needs of the affluent consumer to create value and grow …Read More

The Houston Design Center Welcomes NuView Showroom

The Houston Design Center is pleased to announce the opening of a new showroom at its luxury design center located at 7026 Old Katy Road. NuView Windows & Doors will open its new 2,534 square foot showroom in Suite 255. The showroom features an exciting array of products including windows that are available with integrated insect screens, solar screens and thermal blinds, built into the window frame. In addition, NuView …Read More

Celebrate The Season with Décor That Reflects Personal Design Style

Whether December is the month you celebrate the winter solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or even Boxing Day, designer Robert Leleux urges you to do it with style. Christmas is what’s near and dear to his heart, not just because he inherited his grandmother’s eight sets of china and tableware plus a several-generation collec- tion of Christmas ornaments and décor. Already the author of two memoirs, “The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy” (2008) …Read More

Tips For Creating A Beautiful Holiday Tablescape

Robert Leleux is one of 10 interior designers who will decorate tables for the annual Deck the Tables event at the Houston Design Center. He calls his entry “The Lion in Winter Table.” He collaborated with Back Row Home. Here’s how he did it: The mood: Aim for “holiday vague” so it could be used for Hanukkah, Christmas or New Year’s — or even a special winter dinner with friends. Metallics: They …Read More

The Houston Design Center to hold 9th Annual DECK THE TABLES Dec 6 – 9

The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) will hold the 9th Annual DECK THE TABLES, Holiday Tabletop Tour Tuesday December 6th – Friday December 9th featuring interior design sensation, Michelle Nussbaumer. On Tuesday evening at 6PM, Dallas-based design aficionado Michelle Nussbaumer will appear at HDC to sign her latest book, Wanderlust: Interiors That Bring the World Home. She will also design a tablescape expressly for the event with luxury …Read More

Houston Billionaire Pits a Houston and a Dallas Design Firm Against Each Other In His Reality TV Return

After more than 40 up-and-coming design firms from across the country threw their hats into Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta‘s Billion Dollar Buyer ring, two firms emerged as finalists. Houston’s Martin & Brad and Dallas’ Sleek to Chic Interiors will duke it out on the premiere of the second season of the CNBC reality show, which airs at 9 p.m. central time on November 22. The challenge presented to the two firms was to create a pastry …Read More

Houston Design Center Fall Market Introduces Interior Design Master Class

The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Rd.) is honored to welcome esteemed journalist and textile designer, Carl Dellatore, as Keynote of the annual Fall Market, Tuesday September 11th. Dellatore will discuss his highly anticipated book, INTERIOR DESIGN MASTER CLASS:100 Lessons from America’s Finest Designers on the Art of Decoration. Poised to become the essential book on design, INTERIOR DESIGN MASTER CLASS collects the expertise and knowledge of the best …Read More

HDC Featured in PaperCity Magazine

Houston Design Center Always Pulls in Big Names to Inspire Houston Design Center always pulls in big names to inspire local designers and architects at its biannual market — and the most recent event was no exception. Two Architectural Digest AD 100 members spoke and signed their latest books: New Orleans-bred Suzanne Rheinstein, in from California, along with legendary Vicente Wolf, in from New York. Rheinstein and Wolf discussed and shared trade …Read More

Houston Design Center Annual Designer Sample Sale

The Houston Design Center Annual Designer Sample Sale gathers design and decorative professionals, interior designers, architects, manufacturers and builders under one roof — all of them offering unprecedented savings on antiques, art, accessories, floor samples, furniture, lighting, rugs, and more. Showrooms and designers participating in the sale include Bunch & Shoemaker, Charlotte Nail Antiques, Design House, Inc., Jann Wisdom Designs, Johnson Simon Resources, Lighting Treasures, Pride of Persia Rug Company, Postmodern Traditions, Scene One Interiors, Teri Pugh Studio, …Read More

Houston Design Center Annual Designer Sample Sale AUG 26 – 28

One of the region’s largest public sale events of its kind, the HOUSTON DESIGN CENTER ANNUAL DESIGNER SAMPLE SALE is scheduled Friday through Sunday, August 26–28. Proudly supporting the Houston Furniture Bank as its official event charity, the HOUSTON DESIGN CENTER ANNUAL DESIGNER SAMPLE SALE gathers design and decorative professionals, interior designers, architects, manufacturers and builders under one roof — all of them offering unprecedented savings on antiques, art, accessories, …Read More

Houston Design Center Hosts Designer Day August 25th

Prior to opening its doors to the general public, the HOUSTON DESIGN CENTER ANNUAL DESIGNER SAMPLE SALE welcomes industry professionals to a special trade preview event on Thursday, August 25, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Throughout the day, design and decorative professionals, interior designers, industry partners, architects, manufacturers and builders will enjoy unprecedented savings on floor samples, antiques, art, accessories, lighting, rugs, residential and commercial furniture and more. The …Read More

The Garden of Dreams: A French Chateau Takes Root in Houston

Dreams are what make our gardens grow; imagination crowds the empty spaces with future blooms. Our favorite flower is as personal as our sense of style, and often changes with the seasons. Because Houston enjoys a year-round climate for flower cultivation, rarely are we denied the pleasure of petals. In addition, there are few flowers we cannot grow in Houston’s temperate climate. Many exotic tropical varieties enjoy the heat and rain, …Read More

“Jardin Éternel / Eternal Garden”, Art Exhibition and Experience by Claire Basler Now On Display at The Houston Design Center through August 5, 2016

Houston, the city of the eternal summer will be the venue for “Jardin Éternel / Eternal Garden,” a premier art exhibition, lush and exuberant that illustrates the beauty and splendor of the French Garden by France’s own Garden Doyenne, artist Claire Basler. Through the paintings of Claire Basler the Houston public will be transported to the rich verdant fields of France filled with flowers and flowing tree lines. Her masterful …Read More

The Houston Design Center Welcomes New Tenants

Monday February 22, 2016 – Houston TX – The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) is pleased to announce the addition of four new showrooms and one office to its esteemed rooster of tenants. The Houston Showroom –  Founded in 1986, The Houston Showroom has become a leading provider for high quality carpeting, rugs, hardwood flooring, marble and granite fabrication, ceramic tile, cork floors, leather floors and other fine …Read More

The Houston Design Center To Host LUXE 2nd Tuesday May 10

Designers, architects and members of the design trade are cordially invited to attend 2nd Tuesday on May 10, 2016 at The Houston Design Center. Presented by LUXE Interiors+Design,  2nd Tuesday is an informative day of continuing education programs and an open house for the new Houston Showroom. Beginning at 9:30 am a Continuing Education Course (CEU) for Interior Designers and Architects will be offered.  The course “Porcelain Tile and Decorative …Read More

Houston Design Center Welcomes Design Notables To Spring Market April 12th

The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Rd.) will welcome two design luminaries to the annual Spring Market Tuesday April 12, 2016. Interior designers, Suzanne Rheinstein, and Vicente Wolf will all participate in a Keynote panel discussion at 11:30AM in the Alkusari Stone Showroom Ste 229 followed by signings of their respective recently released books. The panel will be moderated by Heritage Texas Properties Board Chairman & CEO, Robin K. …Read More

The Houston Design Center To Host LUXE 2nd Tuesday March 8

Designers, architects and members of the design trade are cordially invited to attend 2nd Tuesday on March 8, 2016 at The Houston Design Center. Presented by LUXE Interiors+Design, 2nd Tuesday is an informative day of continuing education programs and a presentation of “Custom Rugs: Imagination is the Limit.” Beginning at 10 am a Continuing Education Course for Interior Designers and Architects will be offered. The course “Architectural Hardware 101” will …Read More

Houston Design Center Welcomes Florence de Dampierre

The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Rd.) will host a personal appearance by the internationally celebrated designer Florence de Dampierre Tuesday February 9th at 11am in the Fabric House showroom #115. Ms. de Dampierre will give a talk and sign copies of her latest book, French Chic Living. Author, interior designer, lecturer, historian, entrepreneur, Florence de Dampierre is also known for her energetic personal style, warmth, and exuberance. Ms. …Read More

A Trio of Well Designed Events for The Houston Design Center

Courtnay Tartt Elias, interior designer/owner of firm Creative Tonic, welcomed VIPs into her beautiful Memorial-area home for a private kickoff event to welcome designers Phoebe Howard, in from Jacksonville, and Timothy Whealon, in from New York. Howard and Whealon mingled with local design luminaries Mela & Roam’s Courtney Barton, Found’s Ruth Davis, Maison Maison’s Suzanne Duin, and designers Sarah Eilers and Julia Rudin. The following day at The Houston Design …Read More

The Houston Design Center To Host LUXE 2nd Tuesday January 12

Designers, architects and members of the design trade are cordially invited to attend 2nd Tuesday on January 12, 2016 at The Houston Design Center. Presented by LUXE Interiors+Design, 2nd Tuesday is an informative day of continuing education programs, product unveilings and a presentation of “What’s New, What’s Now, What’s Next”. Beginning at 10:30 am a Continuing Education Course for Interior Designers and Architects will be offered. The course “All You …Read More

The 8th Annual Deck the Tables Showcases Exquisite Holiday Décor

The Houston Design Center recently hosted the 8th Annual DECK THE TABLES, and Holiday Tabletop Tour providing hundreds of toys and monetary donations to benefit the Memorial Assistances Ministries (MAM) Christmas Share Program. MAM’s mission is to help families and individuals who find themselves in temporary crisis and in need of assistance to maintain self-sufficiency and avoid homelessness.  As a tax-deductible Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, MAM provides emergency and financial …Read More

The Houston Design Center Welcomes Design Mogul Tricia Foley for the 8th Annual Deck The Tables Dec 8

The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) will hold the 8th Annual DECK THE TABLES, Holiday Tabletop Tour Tuesday December 8th – Friday December 11th featuring prolific author and design phenom, Tricia Foley for the opening event. On Tuesday evening at 5PM, celebrated design aficionado and author Tricia Foley will appear at HDC to sign her latest book, TRICIA FOLEY LIFESTYLE: Elegant Simplicity at Home. Foley will also design …Read More

Creative Risottos For Children’s Cancer Research Shine at The International Risotto Festival

HOUSTON, TX-  Purveyors of fine food, wine, fashion and design converged at The 11th International Risotto Festival which was held on Sunday, November 8 at The Houston Design Center. Chaired by Donae Cangelosi Chramosta and husband Rob Chramosta, this charitable event raised in excess of $100,000 for The Scarlett Fund. Eight year old Scarlett James , for whom The Scarlett Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer …Read More

The Houston Design Center to Hold Toy Drive for MAM’s Christmas Share Program

The Houston Design Center is proud to support Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) Christmas Share drive to collect new toys and funds to provide gifts to their client families. Each child age 13 and under will receive a bag of toys valued at approximately $50. Each bag of gifts contains one age-appropriate larger gift and two smaller gifts. Children over the age of 13 receive a $50 gift card. Additionally, MAM …Read More

The Houston Design Center to hold 8th Annual Deck The Tables Dec 8 – 11

Houston TX – The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) will hold the 8th Annual DECK THE TABLES, Holiday Tabletop Tour Tuesday December 8th – Friday December 11th featuring prolific author and design phenom, Tricia Foley. On Tuesday evening at 6PM, celebrated design aficionado and author Tricia Foley will appear at HDC to sign her latest book, TRICIA FOLEY LIFESTYLE: Elegant Simplicity at Home. Foley will also design a …Read More

Houston Design Center Celebrates 30 Years of Fine Design

Wednesday September 23, 2015 – The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Rd.) will celebrate its 30th Anniversary on Tuesday October 13th at 5PM as part of the Annual Fall Market event. The evening will be presented by Hines master-planned community, Somerset Green. Originally named the International Design Resource Center and later shortened to the Resource Center, but by its sheer existence, this facility validated the significance and importance of Houston’s …Read More

Houston Design Center Welcomes Design Notables To Fall Market Oct 13

The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Rd.) will welcome two design luminaries to the annual Fall Market Tuesday October 13, 2015. Interior designers, Phoebe “Mrs.” Howard and Timothy Whealon  will all participate in a Keynote panel discussion at 11AM in the Alkusari Stone Showroom Ste 229 followed by signings of their respective recently released books. The panel will be moderated by Heritage Texas Properties Chairman & CEO, Robin K. …Read More

PaperCity Magazine Features Design Awards and HDC 30th Anniversary

In 1985, 17-year-old Boris Becker becomes the youngest man to win Wimbledon; President Reagan and Soviet Leader Gorbachev meet for the first time in Switzerland; and the Houston Design Center opens! Back then, it was named the International Design Resource Center and later shortened to the Resource Center, but by its sheer existence, this facility validated the significance and importance of Houston’s design services industry by allowing these businesses to gather under …Read More

You won’t believe the great finds at Houston Design Center sample sale, prices slashed

Even though my home is fully furnished and I don’t often think of interiors shopping, I love the Houston Design Center‘s annual Designer Sample Sale. So much to see, so many bargains. Wednesday morning, I took a quick tour through the 11 showrooms that are participating in the sale that runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday. By lunchtime, I was dreaming of redecorating. I zeroed in on particular sofa, originally priced at $5,625 …Read More

The Houston Design Center To Hold Annual Designer Sample Sale August 14-16

Thursday July 23, 2015, Houston TX – The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road, 77024) will hold its annual Designer Sample Sale Friday August 14th (9am until 5pm), Saturday August 15th (9am until 3pm) and Sunday August 16th (some showrooms will open 12:30pm until 4pm). A preview to the trade will be held on Thursday, August 13 (9am until 5 pm). Luxury designer showrooms will open their doors to …Read More

The Houston Design Center to Host The International Risotto Festival November 8, 2015

Fans of fine food and wine are cordially invited to attend one of Houston’s finest culinary festivals. The 11th International Risotto Festival will be held on Sunday, November 8 from 2 to 6 pm at The Houston Design Center. One of Houston’s finest gourmet food festivals, this event includes an afternoon of delicious Italian foods prepared by some of Houston’s greatest chefs along with fantastic wines PLUS music and entertainment, …Read More

Cruise Party at The Houston Design Center Draws Record Design Crowd

The Houston Design Center and co-presenter Houston Design Resources Magazine held the 10th Annual Cruise Party and Open House on Thursday, June 11.  More than $4,800 was raised to benefit the ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Student Scholarship Fund. Nearly 450 invited guests attended the Cruise Party and enjoyed Caribbean drinks by Brugal Rum, award-winning wines of ZONIN, cool cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka and island fantasy décor from For All Occasions.  Entertainment …Read More

Train Derails off Bridge on Old Katy Road

UPDATED: This yesterday morning, Thursday, June 11 a train derails off the bridge over Old Katy Road just east of Star Motor Cars. Old Katy Road is still blocked from the east (Washington).   To get to The Houston Design Center please enter from the west side. Traveling from the North I-45 or Downtown Houston area: Take I-10 heading West Exit #762b North Post Oak/Old Katy Road/Silber Right on Old Katy Road Travel east for less than .5 miles …Read More

The Houston Design Center Moves 10th Annual Cruise Party Date to June 11, 2015

Due to inclement weather and construction delays on Old Katy Road, The Houston Design Center has moved the 10th Annual Cruise Party to a new date – Thursday, June 11 from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Guests will don their best cruise attire for an evening aboard the Centennial Cruise for a sailing to exciting ports of call – without leaving The Houston Design Center. Architects, designers, home builders and …Read More

PaperCity Design Awards @ The Houston Design Center Winners

The third year of the PaperCity Design Awards at The Houston Design Center elicited a record number of 181 entries across 17 categories. We downloaded more than 1,400 beautiful photographs of projects into digital libraries for our esteemed judges Rachel Ashwell, Jan Showers and Barbara Westbrook to review (they had some very tough choices to make). Watch for the winning entries to be published in the October issue of PaperCity. Herewith, …Read More

A Houston market celebrates 30 years with powerful women

Mark your calendars now for “Leading in Design Spring Design Market 2015” set for April 7 and 8 at The Houston Design Center. This year the center’s celebrating its 30th anniversary. Ready to address “The Business of Design” at the annual event are interior designers extraordinaire Rachel Ashwell, Jan Showers and Barbara Westbrook. Robin K. Mueck, president and CEO of Heritage Texas Properties, will moderate the panel discussion at 11 a.m. …Read More

Houston Design Center Welcomes Design Notables To Spring Market April 7th

Wednesday March 11th, 2015 – The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Rd.) will welcome three design luminaries to the annual Spring Market Tuesday April 7, 2015. Interior designers, Rachel Ashwell, Jan Showers and Barbara Westbrook will all participate in a Keynote panel discussion at 11AM in the Alkusari Stone Showroom Showroom 229 followed by signings of their respective recently released books. The panel will be moderated by Heritage Texas …Read More

Gray Area

Join Gray Contemporary (Suite 253) as they host an exciting upcoming event! Gray Area Artist Talk Saturday, February 28th at 2pm Houston artists Lucinda Cobley and Michael Crowder discuss their work from the upcoming exhibition, Gray Area **Please RSVP by February 16th as seating is limited** Click Here to Print an Invitation Register Below:

The Houston Design Center Celebrates 30 Years of Fine Design!

Houston, Texas –  The Houston Design Center, located inside Loop 610 at 7026 Old Katy Road, is pleased to announce that it is celebrating 30 years of fine design. The Center was originally developed as “The Resource Center” and became home to many acclaimed residential and commercial furnishings showrooms.

Fremarc Designs Relocates to The Houston Design Center

Houston, Texas – Fremarc Designs, renowned for its timeless designs, has moved its line to Design House, Inc. at The Houston Design Center. This 43 year old family-owned company manufactures an extensive line of handcrafted seating, occasional tables, dining, bedroom pieces and office options turned out by 175 employees, master woodworkers among them. The entire line is made in the USA and usually ships in 8 weeks or sooner. Fremarc offers …Read More

Houston Design Center Welcomes New Owners

By Nancy Sarnoff A Houston investment group has purchased a 16-acre property along Old Katy Road that includes the Houston Design Center, a sprawling 280,690-square-foot space with more than 40 showrooms and design offices catering to the luxury residential and commercial market. “From a real estate investor standpoint, how excited could you be owning 16 acres inside the Loop in a wooded environment with a duck pond?” said Fred Baca of …Read More

The Houston Design Center to hold 7th Annual DECK THE TABLES Dec 9 – 12

The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) will hold the 7th Annual DECK THE TABLES, Holiday Tabletop Tour Tuesday December 9th – Friday December 12th to benefit the Memorial Assistances Ministries Toy Drive. On Tuesday evening, guests are invited to enjoy Holiday music as they tour a sampling of the exquisite tabletop décor in participating showrooms 5PM until 8PM.  At 7PM Tuesday Christofle Brand Manager, Justin Trabert will present …Read More

Houston Design Center Welcomes Design Notables To Fall Market October 28

Designers Nancy Braithwaite and Robert Couturier to Keynote  Houston TX – The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Rd.) will welcome two design luminaries to the annual Fall Market Tuesday October 28, 2014. Interior designers, Nancy Braithwaite and Robert Couturier will both participate in a Keynote panel discussion at 11AM in the Alkusari Stone Showroom Ste 229 followed by signings of their respective recently released books. The panel will be …Read More

Lunch & Learn – Dream Theatres

Lunch & Learn – The Latest in Home Technology 11 am – 1 pm Dream Theatres will be hosting a Lunch & Learn on Home Technology. Some of the topics that will be covered include whole house audio, distributive video, lighting control, motorized shades, and home automation. A strong emphasis will be placed on how these systems integrate with one another while maintaining design aesthetics. Plenty of time will be …Read More

Fabric {Open} House

Fabric House Celebrates its New Fab Showroom 1pm – 3pm Fabric House, Inc. is proud to invite you to see their newly expanded fabulous showroom (to nearly 5,000 sq. ft.!) on Tuesday, September 9 from 1 to 3 pm. In addition to their extensive collection of fine fabrics and fantastic wall coverings, Connie LeFevre and her talented team have secured many new elegant lines including Dogwood Fabrics, Wind Fabrics, Avant …Read More

Fabric House Announces A Newly Expanded Showroom

If it has been a while since you’ve been inside the Fabric House showroom at The Houston Design Center, you’re in for a surprise. Connie LeFevre and her team have been hard at work all summer completing a major expansion and renovations of their beautiful showroom. The physical expansion houses separate rooms for their growing selections of wallcovering, trims and drapery hardware, giving these lines their own space from all the …Read More

Famed interior designers offer tips as showrooms open doors to bargain hunters with good taste

By Shelby Hodge It’s happy days for interior design hounds this weekend when the Houston Design Center throws open the doors of its typically to-the-trade-only showrooms for the annual designer sample sale. Add to the many bargains, design tips from Mitzi Beach of the Design Network, and designer intel from Jessy Fuller. While the experts will share their wisdom on Friday morning, the sale runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. …Read More

Designers Are Winners At The Houston Design Center

Big Prizes and Summer Events at Luxury Design Facility Wednesday July 30, 2014 – The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) recently completed its annual Summertime In The Center promotional event July 14 – 25 with amazing prizes. Visitors to The Houston Design Center showrooms during the promotion were eligible to enter for great prize drawings. Each week 4 awards were drawn including a Grand Prize. The 1st week …Read More

The Houston Design Center To Hold Annual Designer Sample Sale August 22 – 23

Thursday July 30, 2014, Houston TX – The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road, 77024) will hold its annual Designer Sample Sale Friday August 22nd (9am until 5pm) & Saturday August 23rd (9am until 3pm.) Luxury designer showrooms will open their doors to the public and offer attractive discounts on floor samples, furniture, rugs and accessories for the home and office. Participating showrooms include: Bunch & Shoemaker, Charles Ray …Read More

Designer Registration for Designer Sample Sale

Thursday, August 21 Trade Preview – Designer Day 9 am – 5 pm 1st Dibs for great buys on showroom floor samples and more! Location: Participating Showrooms* SPECIAL GUEST MITZI BEACH! 9:30 am – RECEPTION Registration, Meet & Greet with Mitzi Beach. Event Hosted by ASID Chapter Office 10 – 11 am – CEU FOR DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS: “SELL & DESIGN TO BOOMERS: AMERICA’S WEALTHIEST DEMOGRAPHIC” Develop skills in identifying, …Read More

The Houston Design Center Announces More Than 20,000 Square Feet Of Activity in 2014

(May 21 2014) – Houston TX – The Houston Design Center, a 280,690 square-foot complex situated on 15 acres inside Loop 610, is pleased to announce expansions and new leases of more than 20,000 square feet of showroom and office space. New Openings: Dream Theatres is a full service custom home electronics technology company for custom homes. The firm works closely with designers and architects to ensure that technology requirements …Read More

The Houston Design Center Celebrates Summertime In The Center July 14 – 25

Big Prizes and Summer Events at Luxury Design Facility Houston TX – The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) will hold its annual Summertime In The Center promotional event July 14 – 25 with amazing prizes. Visitors to The Houston Design Center showrooms during the promotion are eligible to enter for great prize drawings. Each week 4 awards will be drawn including a Grand Prize. The 1st week grand …Read More

The 6th Annual Deck the Tables Featured in Texas Home & Living

Deck the Tables 2013 6th Annual Holiday Tabletop Awards – Texas Home & Living Top designers gathered at the Houston Design Center in December to showcase their creativity and innovative holiday tabletop settings. Each designer styled holiday themed settings with particular attention to detail while competing for the coveted Best in Show title.  Click to see the full article here.

The 9th Annual Cruise Party at The Houston Design Center Draws Record Crowd

May 12, 2014 – Houston TX – The Houston Design Center and co-presenter Houston Design Resources Magazine held the 9th Annual Cruise Party and Open House on Wednesday May 7th $5,000 was raised to benefit the ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Student Scholarship Fund. Over 550 invited guests enjoyed showroom tours and registered to win prizes including a stay at a luxurious  vacation home in Costa Rica. The La Casa …Read More

Interior Designer and Author Extraordinaire Stephanie Stokes to Visit Houston Design Center’s Fixtures & Fittings

HOUSTON—APRIL 2014—New York author and interior designer, Stephanie Stokes will visit Houston this spring, making an appearance at Fixtures & Fittings at the Houston Design Center. Stokes will be on hand for a reception and to sign copies of her recently published Rizzoli title, Elegant Rooms That Work: Fantasy and Function in Interior Design, on Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30-8:30 pm. This event is being held as part of Luxe …Read More

The 9th Annual Cruise Party & Open House

The Houston Design Center Will Hold 9th Annual Cruise Party May 7 Luxury Design Event Benefits Student Design Scholarship Fund March 15, 2014-  The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) will hold its 9th Annual Cruise Party and Open House on Wednesday May 7th 5:30PM – 8:30PM benefiting the Student Scholarship Program of the ASID – Texas Gulf Coast Chapter. The Cruise Party features a lively Passport Game for …Read More

Houston Design Center Welcomes Design Notables To Spring Market April 1st

The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Rd.) will welcome three design luminaries to the opening day of the annual Spring Market Tuesday April 1, 2014. Interior designers, Alexa Hampton, Jay Jeffers and architect Michael G. Imber will all participate in a Keynote panel discussion at 11AM in the Alkusari Stone Showroom Ste 229 followed by signings of their respective recently released books. The panel will be moderated by Heritage …Read More

“The World of Persian Rugs”

The Houston Design Center’s Dr. Mehdi Abedi and Dr. Lisa Slappey are pleased to announce that they will be teaching “The World of Persian Rugs” at Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies beginning March 3rd and March 4th. They will use their unique Socratic method to bring the wonderfully complex world of Persian rugs to life by introducing participants to their history, design and symbolism. They will help you …Read More

The Houston Design Center Announces 2014 Event Lineup

Houston, Texas– The Houston Design Center, located at 7026 Old Katy Road, is pleased to announce a terrific lineup of special programs and events for 2014. 2014 Special Programs and Events include: “Leading in Design Education”:   In conjunction with LUXE Interiors+Design, the Houston Design Center welcome designers, architects and members of the trade for an informative and exciting day of continuing education, programs, product unveilings and presentations of new collections …Read More

LUXE + Interiors and The Houston Design Center Present Continuing Education Programs for Design Professionals

Houston, Texas – Jan 27, 2014 – The Houston Design Center, located at 7026 Old Katy Road, along with LUXE + Interiors are pleased to announce a lineup of continuing education programs for interior design professionals in 2014, in conjunction with the monthly program 2nd Tuesday. 2014 Continuing Education Programs include: Tuesday, February 11 (9:30 – 10:30 am) The New Standards: Highlights – This course provides designers with an overview of …Read More

Decorating For the Holidays

Deck the halls like a professional designer without breaking the bank with these great tips from ABC 13. Tips were provided by our very own Connie LeFevre from Design House, Lisa Slappey from Post Modern Traditions and David Barrera from Dauphin Sales.

The Houston Design Center to hold 6th Annual Deck The Tables Dec. 3rd – Dec. 6th (Luxury Design Facility Holiday Tabletop Event to Benefit the Houston Food Bank)

The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) will hold the 6th Annual DECK THE TABLES, Holiday Tabletop Tour Tuesday December 3rd – Friday December 6th to benefit the Houston Food Bank. Today Show entertaining expert and celebrity party planner, Annette Joseph, will open the event at 6PM on Tuesday, December 3rd with a personal appearance and book signing of her new tome, Picture Perfect Parties.  Her fool-proof advice and …Read More

Creative Risottos by Some of Houston’s Top Chefs Won at the 10th International Risotto Festival

  On, November 10, 2013, more than 650 fans of fine food and wine enjoyed delicious Italian cuisine at The 10th International Risotto Festival held at The Houston Design Center.  This year’s culinary competition benefited The Education Foundation*, providing scholarships for students at The Art Institute of Houston & The Art Institute of Houston-North, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston. Fifteen chefs from some of Houston’s top restaurants showcased …Read More

The Houston Design Center 2013 Fall Design Market

THE HOUSTON DESIGN CENTER ANNOUNCES 2013 FALL DESIGN MARKET KEYNOTE  Jeffrey Alan Marks, Suzanne Kasler and Tom Scheerer to lead Keynote Program.  The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) will welcome design luminaries  Jeffrey Alan Marks, Suzanne Kasler and Tom Scheerer to Keynote the Fall Design Market beginning on Tuesday October 29th  at 11:00AM in the Alkusari Stone showroom, #229.  All three design pheonoms will lend their expertise and …Read More

The Houston Design Center to Host “A Celebration of Kitchens & Baths” on Tuesday, October 8

It’s all about Kitchens & Baths and The Houston Design Center is the place to  go for the newest in design trends for kitchen design, lighting, custom cabinetry, countertops, stone, glass, plus fixtures and fittings.   Three programs will be offered by Kitchen & Bath Concepts Showroom 148 on Tuesday, October 8th including “Haute Kitchens & Cool Baths “ (trends and tips for creating the B.E.S.T. kitchens and baths – Beautiful, …Read More

HDC Summertime in The Center – Congratulations to our Winners!

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winners! The Galveston Getaway Package and Momentum Audi Weekend Experience!  Week 2 @ The Moody Gardens Hotel: Ms. Tressa Roque Director of Business Development Montgomery Roth Architecture & Interior Design, LLC 2200 West Loop South, Suite 650 Houston, Texas 77027 713-654-9400 [email protected] Week 1 @ The Tremont House: Letecia Ellis Interior Designer Laura U 1840 Westheimer Road Houston, Texas 77098 713-522-0855 [email protected] Congratulations to our …Read More

THE HOUSTON DESIGN CENTER WELCOMES NEW TENANTS

Friday June 28, 2013 – Houston TX – The Houston Design Center is pleased to announce the addition of two new offices and one new showroom to its esteemed rooster of tenants. Art Colony Association, Inc. – Suite 221, (2,130 sf,) Established in 1972, the Art Colony Association(ACA) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to producing high quality art festivals and events to provide financial support to local non-profit organizations. Over the …Read More

THE HOUSTON DESIGN CENTER TO HOLD ANNUAL DESIGNER SAMPLE SALE August 22 -24

Monday July 29, 2013, Houston TX – This year’s annual designer furnishings blow-out sale will be held at The Houston Design Center on Thursday, August 22 through Saturday August 24. More than a dozen showrooms will offer substantial discounts and fabulous deals on home furnishings, floor samples, furniture, rugs, antiques, accessories and more. Shopping on Thursday will be open to the trade only, but the Designer Sample Sale will be …Read More

THE HOUSTON DESIGN CENTER CELEBRATES SUMMERTIME IN THE CENTER JULY 15 – 26

Big Prizes and Summer Events at Luxury Design Facility  Friday June 28, 2013 – Houston TX – The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) will hold its annual Summertime In The Center promotional event July 15 – 26 with amazing prizes and the quarterly Sip & Stoll event on Wednesday July 17th sponsored by Momentum Audi and Flora Springs. Visitors to the Houston Design Center showrooms during the promotion …Read More

Lasco Enterprises’s MAX’s Wine Dive named “Hot Concepts!” Winner

Nation’s Restaurant News Editorial Board has chosen MAX’s Wine Diveto receive the “Hot Concepts! Award” in late September. This award falls on the heels of MAX’s being named one of the magazine’s “50 Breakout Brands” in January.  The “Hot Concepts!” award has been given out since 1994 and only goes to a handful of concepts each year (5 concepts in 2013)…in the entire country!  Huge thanks to all of our …Read More

THE HOUSTON DESIGN CENTER FEATURES OUTDOOR LIVING JUNE 11

Luxury Design Facility holds monthly 2nd Tuesday Program  Monday June 3, 2013 – Houston TX – The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) will close its Winter/Spring 2nd Tuesday Lecture Program seasons with presentations featuring outdoor living. The 2nd Tuesday programs will resume in September. The schedule follows: 11 AM Bringing the Indoors Out, Integrating professional garden design into residential projects, with Glenwood Weber, Principal, Glenwood Weber Design  With …Read More

The Houston Design Center Welcomed the 2013 PaperCity Magazine DesignAwards

Luxury Lifestyle Publication Partners with HDC on Annual Contest  Monday June 3 , 2013 – Houston TX – The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) welcomed hundreds of area design professionals and followers for the Annual PaperCity magazine DesignAwards this May. The lively celebration and awards ceremony was held in the Design House and Alkusari Stone Showrooms. The panel of judges for the DesignAwards included celebrity interior designers, Mary …Read More

THE HOUSTON DESIGN CENTER HOSTED RONDA RICE CARMAN MAY 15

May 16, 2013 – Houston TX – The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) welcomed native Houstonian and author Ronda Rice Carman, for a reception and signing of her new tome Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living(Forward by, Martha Stewart.) Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living presents the personal living spaces of today’s design leaders, including Ashley Hicks, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Jan Showers, Rose Tarlow, …Read More

THE HOUSTON DESIGN CENTER WELCOMES RONDA RICE CARMAN MAY 15

Celebrated Native Houstonian To Speak and Sign New Book  Friday May 26, 2013 – Houston TX – The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) will welcome native Houstonian and author Ronda Rice Carman,  on the evening of Wednesday, May 15th at 6:00PM in the Ken Kehoe & Co., showroom suite #261. Carman will speak at 6:30PM followed by a signing of her new tome Designers at Home: Personal Reflections …Read More

The Houston Design Center To Host 2013 PaperCity Magazine DesignAwards

Luxury Lifestyle Publication Partners with HDC on Annual Contest Monday April 29 , 2013 – Houston TX – The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Road) will host the Annual PaperCity magazine DesignAwards on Wednesday May 22nd starting with a cocktail reception at 6PM. The Design House and Alkusari Stone Showrooms will host the occasion with award announcements set to begin at 7PM. The panel of judges for the DesignAwards …Read More

THE HOUSTON DESIGN CENTER WELCOMES NEW TENANTS IN 2013

Luxury Design Facility Executes Numerous New Leases and Expansions! (April 25) 2013- Houston TX – The Houston Design Center, a 280,690 square-foot complex situated on 15 acres inside Loop 610, is pleased to announce leasing activity and new leases of showroom and office space during 2013. NEW LEASES: Exclusive Garage (Suite #272, 925 square feet) designs and constructs custom bespoke garage interiors. The company specializes in designing, building and decorating …Read More

CRUISE PARTY DRAWS RECORD CROWD

Luxury Design Event Benefited ASID Student Scholarships April 22, 2013 – Houston TX – The Houston Design Center and co-presenter Houston Design Resources Magazine held the 8th Annual Cruise Party and Open House on Wednesday April 17th. More than $2,600 was raised to benefit the ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Student Scholarship Fund. Over 550 invited guests enjoyed showroom tours and registered to win prizes including a is a luxurious vacation …Read More

RIVERSTONE TO HOST ASID SHOW HOME TOUR MAY 11-27

Teramor’s Vista Fontana Showcases the Vision of 20 Designers Sugar Land, TX (April 15, 2013) — While it’s always a challenge to integrate the ideas of 20 interior designers into a cohesive vision, this year’s American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Show Home Tour became a true balancing act. Constructed by Teramor Custom Homes, the Italian villa was built for Tiffany and Rodney Winkler, who married in 2011 and will …Read More