When Kitchen & Bath Concepts and Pamela Hope Designs decided to continue our partnership by participating in Deck the Tables this year, Pamela suggested a Wine Country theme be carried into the showroom. A rustic farmhouse table, red dining chairs—weathered by an actual Texas Gulf Coast hurricane—and a multitude of winter and holiday items rounded out the table design.



The high-low table setting includes colorful Mediterranean-inspired plates from Pottery Barn, paired with Mood Nomad flatware from Christofle. The flatware comes cleverly packaged in a silver egg, bridled for easy transport to picnics and dining al fresco. To create the classic yet casual holiday ambiance, traditional red and green ornaments, plaid ribbon, and lots of greenery were gathered. Personal items like glossy burgundy wedding chargers, moose and deer antlers, burlap, pelts, and hides were used to add texture. The stemware glistens in Christofle’s “Graphik” pattern. Its grid-like design mimics a modern interpretation of plaid. The red flutes and green, old fashion glasses are perfect holiday hues that contrast nicely with the classic crystal water glasses.

To add to the cozy dining atmosphere, KBC hauled out their thrift shop-found fireplace mantle. After stumbling upon it, they painted it and have used it for Christmas displays in various spots throughout the showroom.


For a bit of fun, the PHD team made cork place card holders.  When considering guests, Pamela researched famous wine makers and found some interesting results. Dinner at this table would surely be fascinating with tablemates as diverse as Mick Fleetwood, Nancy Pelosi, Yao Ming, and Lil John—no doubt they’d find something to discuss since they all own California wineries!

Come see these breathtaking designs in person at the Houston Design Center December 4–7 or check them out online. It was such a pleasure participating alongside such a talented group of design professionals. I hope my design motivates you to incorporate some holiday cheer into your dining room this year! If my design inspired you, vote for my table on the Houston Design Center website to help me win “Best in Show” again this year!

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