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 participating showrooms including ASID, Charlotte Nail Antiques, Corbin Young Design, Design House Inc., Dream Theaters, James Craig Furnishings, LGI Oriental Rugs, Kitchen & Bath Concepts, Leisure Collections, MAI Memorial Antiques + Interiors, Off White Furniture, The Houston Showroom and Thorntree Slate & Marble.

Guest of honor Jim Shreve unveiled Bacarrat’s coveted holiday tabletop design, Home for the Holidays designed by Travis DeZalia, and offered insider tips on the art of the table. The gorgeous tabletop design donned Baccarat dinnerware and crystal, creating a timeless winter wonderland of sparkle complete with fresh, white flowers, a towering centerpiece and signature red Baccarat gift boxes. Shreve brings a refreshing perspective to the 254-year-old French crystal company and is actively reshaping the way people perceive crystal and its uses.

Other holiday tabletop designers participating in Deck the Tables included: Brooke Bowman, Sari Karki-Rajabi and Jan Therrien; David De Launay; Corbin Young; Connie LeFevre; Ashton Morgan and Creative Branch; Brad Brandt; Shazia Kirmani & Brown Interiors; Pamela O’Brien; Chase Dowell; Nedra Hawks; Kathie Flournoy; Oscar Zuniga; Jodie Bishop/Bird Dog Interiors and Mo Higgins; Gretchen Gardener, Jack Watson and Trove Antiques; Missy Stewart; Jamie Haskins and Stylized Interiors; Jorge Cantu and Oz Interiors.

Brad Brandt’s Sugarplums & Butterflies tabletop design won Best in Show at James Craig Furnishings; Best Use of Greenery and Florals was awarded to Connie LeFevre and The Design House Team for A Texas Christmas at Design House, Inc.; Best Theme was awarded to Missy Stewart’s Bubbles & New Beginnings at Off White Furniture; Best Dinner Service was awarded to Baccarat’s “Home for the Holidays”; Best Use of Color was awarded to “Land of Flowers” at Dream Theaters; and Most Creative was awarded to Kathie Flournoy and Oscar Zuniga for “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” at MAI. People’s Choice award went to Pamela O’Brien’s “A Wine Country Christmas” at Kitchen & Bath Concepts.

Pelican Builders, Inc. was the 11th Annual Deck The Tables Presenting Sponsor. With thirty years of experience, Pelican Builders has consistently delivered quality homes within well-planned communities. Working on several projects, Pelican Builders is especially thrilled to be apart of the Somerset Green community, which is located adjacent to the Houston Design Center within the Houston Design District.

Event sponsors include Audi Central Houston, Baccarat, Hotel Granduca, The Revere, Clos du Val, the Macallan and Romabuer Vineyards.

The 11th Annual Deck The Tables was proud to support Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) Christmas Share Program, which spreads the joy of the holidays to many local families by providing toys and gift cards to hundreds of children in the local Houston area. These families struggle to provide food and basic necessities for their children. Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides emergency financial assistance and other services for families and individuals who find themselves in temporary crisis and in need of assistance to attain self-sufficiency and avoid homelessness.

About The Houston Design Center

Located at 7026 Old Katy Road, The Houston Design Center is the city’s preferred destination for the best in luxury residential and commercial furnishings and products. With more than 45 showrooms and design firms, the center provides design professionals and the design-inspired unique services and solutions that are second to none. The Houston Design Center is open Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 5 PM and Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM. For individual showroom times and additional information, visit