Austin | Dallas | Houston
HTX Ready to Jingle 2013
Houston Galleria
Deck the Tables

The best holiday tables ever: Houston Design Center shows how grand eating can be

Enlarge
Slideshow
15 Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013
At Teri Pugh Studio, everything is coming up roses - gorgeous white roses. Pugh, along with Regina Gust, began with a canopy of baby's breath floating above, then placed complementing design elements in the white softness to the tabletop. Photo by Barbara Kuntz
2 Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013
Connie LeFevere shared a time-old trick: Create your own decorative fruit by rolling the real thing in lightly beaten egg whites, adding a sprinkling of fine sugar and letting it dry for a few hours. Place a wire in the fruit beforehand, and voila! You have an ornament as well. Photo by Barbara Kuntz
1 Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013
At Design House Inc., holiday guests look "out" barn doors with frosted windows, while "inside" they are ready for a warm meal in this charming setting. Photo by Barbara Kuntz
Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013 Baccarat table
Bruce Padilla and Blake Barber wrap this tablescape into a sleek Baccarat red, black and white package at Thorntree Slate & Marble. Photo by Barbara Kuntz
6 Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013
At the Baccarat table, holiday balls add sparkle, shimmer and shine. Photo by Barbara Kuntz
12 Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013
It's a romantic dinner for two, complete with champagne, at Randall Edward Design, where Madeleine Elmer with Fleur de Vie adds delicate pastel roses accented with blooming peonies. Photo by Barbara Kuntz
Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013 candle with plate
Candles lend to the intimate ambiance at the French-inspired Randall Edward Design table and setting. Photo by Barbara Kuntz
16 Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013
At Bunch and Shoemaker, the entire design team let their produce shopping - and expertise - do the talking. Photo by Barbara Kuntz
18 Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013
A canopy of greenery drapes above the table at Bunch & Shoemaker. Photo by Barbara Kuntz
3 Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013
Missy Stewart opts out of using traditional forest green and, instead, selects lime-green to wrap the chairs with holiday ribbon and playful decorations in the Charles Ray & Associates showroom. Photo by Barbara Kuntz
4 Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013
Gifts for each guest await tabletop at Charles Ray & Associates. Photo by Barbara Kuntz
Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013 closeup of glass
Simple and sweet, the table at Kitchen & Bath Concepts proves even a breakfast nook surface can make for a quaint holiday setting. Photo by Barbara Kuntz
15 Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013
2 Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013
1 Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013
Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013 Baccarat table
6 Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013
12 Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013
Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013 candle with plate
16 Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013
18 Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013
3 Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013
4 Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013
Deck the Tables at The Houston Design Center December 2013 closeup of glass

Find that designing diva in you with inspiration for your holiday table decor at the 6th Annual Deck The Tables & Holiday Tabletop Tour at The Houston Design Center, where more than a dozen spectacular tablescapes are on view through Friday.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, design center experts open their showroom doors to a varied array of table and room ambiances, from country elegant to Baccarat sleek to belle époque. No matter how grand or intimate your seasonal occasion may be, you’ll find the perfect look for your themed dining destination.

Individuals and groups are welcome each day, with registration suggested for large parties.

The tabletop event supports the Houston Food Bank, with participating showrooms offering designated containers for guests to donate canned foods.

Take a look through our slideshow for a peek at the spatial concepts. Then enjoy a trip on your own to the design center for that extra motivation to create your holiday tablescape.

Newsletters for exploring your city

Daily Digest

Houston news, views + events

The Dining Report

News you can eat

Insider Offers

Curated experiences at exclusive prices

Promo Alerts

Special offers + exclusive deals

We will not share or sell your email address