Christmas will come Venetian-style at DeJuan Stroud’s New York home, with white opera masks, red and gold décor and buckets of Murano glass beads strung across the fireplace mantel and on the tree.
Some 14 local designers will join Stroud as they each decorate a table for the holidays. There’s a competition involved, and the grand prize is a year’s worth of bragging rights. The table show will be open to the public through Friday.
Stroud, the author of “Designing Life’s Celebrations” (Rizzoli; 2016), began his career as a florist, then spent a decade working on Wall Street before returning to a career of event design.
Luxurious Christofle flatware and L’Objet dinnerware with red roses and calla lilies should dazzle on the table he’s decorating for the Houston event. As high design as it sounds, Stroud said his table’s rustic-glamour style is something any good DIYer could pull off.