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December 2018

5 Picture Perfect Holiday Decoration Ideas

Silver, White & Gold Silver, white and gold are a beautiful and fresh color scheme for Christmas. It works well in both modern and traditional homes and it creates a fresh and open feeling while still keeping it familiar and festive. Modern Ornaments Modern geometric ornaments are a tasteful approach to decorating your tree. This alone will take any tree from conventional to designer. Wallpaper Wrapping Paper Finding beautiful wrapping …Read More


Holiday Design Event Inspires Houstonians and Supports MAM Christmas Share Program The Houston Design Center held the 11th annual DECK THE TABLES, Holiday Tabletop Tour from Wednesday, December 5 through Friday, December 7, inspiring Houstonians with gorgeous holiday designs created by talented industry professionals, including this year’s guest of honor, President and CEO of Baccarat North America, Jim Shreve. More than 350 guests toured samplings of the exquisite tabletop décor in …Read More

At The Houston Design Center, Setting the Table Is a Work of Art

The 11th annual Deck the Tables competition gave us serious holiday hosting goals. By Abby Ledoux THE TABLES ARE SET, AND THE VOTES ARE IN. This year’s Deck the Tables, which saw 17 entries from 13 different showrooms, made for fierce, festive competition at The Houston Design Center. From antique stores to rug shops to flooring centers, showrooms across the interior design mecca on Old Katy Road rose to the …Read More

5 Winter Design Trends With Classic Charm

Dark Details  When we think of winter we think of dark colors and materials. Instead of making the main theme of the room dark, why not focus on making the details dark. This still creates the darker cozy feel while also making the room feel open. This is a great approach for smaller spaces. Mohair  Mohair velvet is a beautiful and surprisingly durable material that gets better with time. The …Read More

5 Holiday Outdoor Design Trends

Wrapped Trees If you have trees on your property, a beautiful way to decorate is by wrapping them in lights. At night you can see the outlined shape of the trees in light for a magical look. Simple & Elegant Sometimes less is more; a simple and elegant design approach is becoming more popular amongst high end properties. Grand Entrance Make your guest feel welcome with beautiful entryway lighting and …Read More

The Most Beautiful Holiday Tables You’ve Ever Seen

This Deck the Tables Bonanza Brings Out Dazzling Settings, Including a Baccarat Stunner BY Shelby Hodge From the most extravagant holiday designs ever to a cozy Christmas theme, the dining tables at the Houston Design Center’s “Deck the Tables” event offer oodles of inspiration for not so home-spun entertaining. As the Food Network’s Sandra Lee might say, “Now these table scapes are a feast for the eyes!” There are more than …Read More