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Blooming Designers

The Houston Design Center and Flower magazine have teamed to host Design in Bloom, a full day of design, lectures, book signings, and flower demonstrations Tuesday, April 10th, with a lineup of mega-designers: Chalotte Moss, India Hicks, Gil Schafer, and floral designer Remco Can Vliet. The panel convenes, moderated by Flower….
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Foodie Fun

A pair of events celebrated great food and wine, beginning with the International Risotto Festival held at the Houston Design Center. Guests strolled about, stopping at chef stations to sample delicious risotto and antipasti. This year….
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12th Annual International Risotto Festival Cooks Up a Good Time For a Great Cause

It was a picture-perfect afternoon as hundreds of Houstonians stopped by outdoor stations on the expansive Houston Design Center property to sample risotto creations by 13 outstanding Houston chefs… (Clifford Pugh / CultureMap Houston)
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So Crazy It Works: A Very Bold Update of a Grand Victorian

“You’ve got to have principles!” So declared Lucinda Loya of planning the interior of a Victorian house in Louisville, Ky., her beloved hometown. To stay focused in the realm of aesthetics, one must adhere to rules… (Catherine Romano / The Wall Street Journal)
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Follow The Leaders

The Houston Design Center’s quarterly Sip & Stroll – co-hosted by Modern Luxury Interiors Texas, which celebrated the release of its Winter issue… (Rhonda Reinhart / Modern Luxury Interiors Texas)
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Designing Secrets

Design lovers flocked to Houston Design center Fall Market to score the secrets of America’s top interior designers, as revealed in… (Ann Lee Phillips / PaperCity Magazine)
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deck-the-tables-hcCelebrate 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… (Diane Cowen / The Houston Chronicle)
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deck-the-tables-hcTips 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… (Diane Cowen / The Houston Chronicle)
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Design events bring style to your life

The 9th annual Deck the Tables event at the Houston Design Center 6-9 p.m. on Dec. 6 will feature showroom displays of beautiful tablescapes and holiday music… (Diane Cowen / The Houston Chronicle)
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prime-living-nov-16A Table for 8

Whether you’re hosting an intimate holiday dinner or a fundraising kickoff, you surely want to impress. If you’re going the DIY route to let your inner-creative… (Kim Coffman / Prime Living)
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billion-dollar-buyerHouston 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… (Shelby Hodge / PaperCity Magazine)
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carl-dellatorreA Gorgeously Essential Book: America’s 100 Greatest Designers Share Their Lessons

Every so often, a book hits the shelves that’s both gorgeous and essential. Thus it is with Interior Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from America’s Finest Designers on the Art of Decoration… (Holly Moore / PaperCity Magazine)
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ClaireThree summer shows feature artists embracing very different floral designs

“We need beauty in the world,” art dealer Yvonamor Palix said. “It doesn’t need any conditions. It just happens.” We were sitting in the Alkusari Stone showroom at the Houston Design Center, where she has installed “Eternal Garden.” (The Houston Chronicle)
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Modern Luxury PhotoThe Houston Design Center Sip & Stroll

The HDC, which recently announced the opening of several new showrooms, invites design lovers to room its grounds for the spring edition of the quarterly Sip & Stroll. (Modern Luxury Interiors)
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HC New TenantsHouston Design Center adds new tenants

The Houston Design Center is getting some new tenants.The campus on 17 acres at 7026 Old Katy Road is home to offices and showrooms for interior designers, building products, home builders and architects. (Katherine Freser/The Houston Chronicle) Click Here To Read More

Prime LivingSet A Place At The Table

It’s time to dust off the holiday decorations and get your head into entertaining mode. Whether you are hosting friends for a special holiday dinner or 100 guests for a fundraising kickoff, you want to impress. (Kim Coffman/Prime Living) Click Here To Read More…

Houston Culture MapYou 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. (Shelby Hodge/HoustonCultureMap.com) Click Here to Read More…

The-Houston-Design-Center-Spring-Design-Market-March-2015-Rachel-Ashwell-Shabby-Chic-p242-243_100206Shabby Chic designer embraces the imperfections — and best ways to shop fabulous Texas flea markets

Shabby chic queen Rachel Ashwell remembers as a young girl her mum delicately repairing abandoned vintage dolls at home and then taking them to sell at London’s Cambridge Passage antique emporium. She still recalls some of the dolls as being “a bit frightening,” but mainly giving her lifelong direction. (Barbara Kuntz / HoustonCultureMap.com) Click Here to Read More…

PaperCity April 2015DESIGN DAZE: The Houston Design Center Spring Market & Book Signings

Designers are making their way from L.A., Atlanta and Dallas to The Houston Design Center’s Spring Market Tuesday, April 7. Rachel Ashwell, founder of Shabby Chic, is in from L.A., designer Barbara Westbrook arrives from Atlanta, and Dallas designer Jan Showers rounds out the high-profile group — all with new design books… (PaperCity Magazine) Click Here to Read More…


News-Shelby-Houston-Design-Center-August-2014_144141A Houston market celebrates 30 years with powerful women: These designing ladies have secrets you can use

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 AshwellJan Showers and Barbara Westbrook… (Barbara Kuntz / HoustonCultureMap.comClick Here to Read More…

PaperCity Feb 2015Beyond Flora and Fauna

When I ask Tonya Riner to tell me about her house, she doesn’t start with the dazzling 18th-century French baroque settee, upholstered in smoky Pollack mohair, angled just so in the living room. There’s no mention until much later of the fine R & Y Augousti shagreen table and vanity… (Rebecca Sherman / PaperCity Magazine) Click Here to Read More…

Well-Designed Days at The Houston Design Center

Designer Linda Eyles hosted an evening prelude for the Houston Design Center’s Fall Market at her namesake Heights-area design compound with her team, Mary Alderman and Lisa Roark. Design star Nancy Braithwaite signed copies of her long-awaited first book, Nancy Braithwaite: Simplicity, at the intimate overture, where Eyles rounded up… (Matthew Ramirez / PaperCity Magazine) Click Here to Read More…

Houston Design Center Modern Luxury Interiors Jan 2015Best in Design at Home

Best Dining Room//Teri Pugh Studio For the “morning room” in this three-story Houston townhouse, design Teri Pugh says she wanted “something that had some glam and a little bit of glitz.” Surely breakfast tastes better in a room like this… (Modern Luxury Interiors)

Insider/Meet Ken Kehoe

Top interior design consultant Ken Kehoe brings his vast experience to play in opening Ken Kehoe Showroom in the Houston Design Center, where he offers wonderful lines of fabric, intriguing objects d’art, custom-made lighting and exquisite furniture… (Modern Luxury Interiors)

Insider / Meet Lucinda Loya

In a word, Lucinda Loya is passionate. Her trademark “electric,” high-end style has graced the covers of the world’s foremost design and décor magazines, showcasing her work from coast to coast. Always on the cutting edge, Lucinda considers the senses… (Modern Luxury Interiors)

Book It!

The Houston Design Center’s annual Fall Market fettered keynote speaker Nancy Braithwaite, the Atlanta interior designer often praised for her streamlines take on traditional Southern style. Houston’s Linda Eyles warmly welcomed… (Modern Luxury Interiors)

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Prime_LivingNov14Tabletop Triumphs

The creative holiday spirit can come in many shapes and sizes. This was the case at the “2013 Deck The Tables Holiday Tabletop Tour” held at the Houston Design Center. The event showcased spectacular tabletop designs from some of Houston’s top interior designers. (Prime Living Magazine) Click Here to Read More…




Culture_Map_PhotoInterior Design Tips Galore as Showrooms Open Doors to Bargain Hunters

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… (Shelby Hodge / HoustonCultureMap.comClick Here to Read More…


LUXE Spring 2014

Sources For Design Inspiration

With more than 40 showrooms and design offices featuring over 10,000 manufacturers,  The Houston Design Center is the city’s preferred destination for the best in luxury residential and commercial furnishings and products… Click Here to Read More


Houston Design Center. Luxe Interiors + Design had a busy couple of months at The Houston Design Center, enjoying our monthly 2nd Tuesday events as well as a fantastic grand reopening celebration for the newly expanded Ken Kehoe & Company showroom…. (LUXE Interiors + Design) Click Here to Read More


Papercity_Oct14When the Stars Align

Two beacons of design will be speaking and signing books at The Houston Design Center Fall Design Market Tuesday, October 28, 11 am, at the Alkusari Stone showroom. These are both musts for your tutelage and design library. Robert Couturier inscribes Robert Couturier: Designing Paradises (Rizzoli, $60), which showcases his swoon-worthy bucolic estate in Connecticut. Couturier is the legendary (PaperCity Magazine) Click Here to Read More…



6-Challie-Ralph-from-left-Michael-G.-Imber-and-Robin-Mueck-at-the-Houston-Design-Center-Spring-Market-pre-party-at-Lauren-Rottets-home-April-2014_084031Top American Designers Share Secrets with Creative Crowd While Host Makes a Quick Getaway

Lucky the 50 design influentials who nabbed an invitation to the recent cocktail buffet at the home of design laureate Lauren Rottet. With two of the nation’s leading interior designers and a stellar architect as guests of honor, it was a heady night for the creative crowd…(Shelby Hodge / HoustonCultureMap.comClick Here to Read More…


PaperCity April CoverLetter From the Editor

April is an important design and art month in Houston and at PaperCity. We’re getting ready for the PaperCity Design Awards, which is technically April 1, but all the excitement falls in the weeks before, as I write this letter: The judges turn in their results, a PowerPoint presentation of the winners’ beautiful projects is finalized… (Holly Moore / PaperCity MagazineClick Here to Read More…

Antiques a Gogo

Finally, Ken Kehoe played host to a slew of style savants for the relaunch of his enlarged and revamped showroom, Ken Kehoe & Co., and the launch of his eponymous furniture collection, at the Houston Design Center. Celebrating the reimagined space were center proprietors Sheri and Grant Roane, Albert Wilson, author Ronda Rice Carman launching her fabric collection at Kehoe’s showroom…(PaperCity MagazineClick Here to Read More…


InteriorsTexasKenKehoeCompany Matter

THE PARTY Houston-based interior designer Ken Kehoe invited dozens of friends, clients, and industry partners to celebrate the grand reopening of his expanded and renovated Ken Kehoe & Company showroom at the Houston Design Center. THE PLAYERS… (Modern Luxury Interiors Texas) Click Here to Read More


Houston Design Center Tenant Triples its Size

Fours months after his showroom in the Houston Design Center closed for expansion, Ken Kehoe is back and bigger than ever. The new Ken Kehoe showroom reopened at HDC on Feb. 20 at triple the size of the previous store. What’s going to fill all that space? After 25 years as a design consultant, construction project manager and antiques dealer, Kehoe is adding furniture designer to his titles with his new Signature furniture collection. (Houston Chronicle) Click Here to Read More…


To Market, To Market

From hither and yon, the design-minded gathered for the Houston Design Center’s Fall Market. The crescendo was a panel discussion hosted in the expansive Alkusari showroom, featuring noted designers Suzanne Kasler, Jeffrey Alan Marks, and Tom Scheerer, moderated by Robin Mueck of Heritage Texas Properties.  (Seth Vaughan / PaperCity Magazine) Click Here to Read More…

Design buzz: Hot textiles, Cosentino’s new showroom, French fab at HDC and wallpaper at MFAH

From André Charles Boulle to Le Corbusier, there’s no denying that the French have a certain je ne sais quois when it comes to the world of art and design. As part of its 2nd Tuesday lecture series, the Houston Design Center will join with the Houston chapter of French design sourcing agency Les Confidents for a panel discussion titled “The inimitable French spirit of yesterday and today.” (Sarah Rufca / Houston Chronicle)
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33 PL MA14_coverStudent of Design

Get inspired at the Houston Design Center’s Spring Market with two days of interior design programs, product unveilings, luxury residential panel discussions, book signings, open houses and more! The event will be held April 1-2 at the Design Center, Houston. (Prime Living Magazine) Click Here to Read More…


Jay-Jeffers-Culture-MapA-list interior designer reveals his secrets, tips and tricks as a Houston appearance looms

Good design only comes with a curated layering of collections, textures and materials, an overlapping process that brings energy and soul to a home. That’s the philosophy interior designer Jay Jeffers shares in his debut monograph, Jay Jeffers: Collected Cool: The Art of Bold, Stylish Interiors. Founder of the full-scale Jeffers Design Group based in San Francisco… (Barbara Kuntz / HoustonCultureMap.comClick Here to Read More…


JanFeb CoverDeck the Tables 2013 6th Annual Holiday Table Top Awards

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. (Texas Home & Living) Click Here to Read More…


The Houston Chronicle highlights tenant, China Baroque

China Baroque Rev Christie Gunter, of China Baroque, who makes jewelry and other items such as this Christmas ornament, out of china pieces, Monday, Oct., 28, 213, in Houston.  she and her design team use old china pieces to make the custom  jewelry collection and they will be showing at the upcoming Nutcracker Market. (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle)  Click Here to Read More…