More Interior Designer Style

Fashionistas, my girl Pamela O’Brien needs your help or more specifically, your vote! Read on to learn about her day and the outfit she chose to highlight her personal style without overshadowing her interior style. And then please consider supporting her entry in the Houston Design Center Deck the Tables People’s Choice award.

It was another wardrobe challenge day this week for interior designer Pamela O’Brien of Pamela Hope Designs.  Starting with a 7 a.m. professional networking meeting she then participated in a holiday event at the Houston Design Center until nearly 10 p.m. The annual Deck the Tables Holiday Tabletop Competition is loads of fun but it is a long day for designers!  The Houston Design Center is in a beautifully wooded area with covered walkways and lots of green spaces but it is a lot of walking too!  During the day she hosted her table at Kitchen and Bath concepts and attended a reception for Baccarat Crystal, one of the event sponsors.

There were also professional photo shoots that morning and she did not want her clothing to compete with her table, named Christmas in The Wine Country.  She used lots of traditional red and green and natural, rustic décor.  She opted for a lightly patterned red tunic dress she had bought a few years ago at the Nutcracker Market.  She paired it with brown riding boots and a black watch plaid jacket for day.  She had read recently that black watch plaid can be layered as a neutral.  She had a new Cabi jacket that was a good weight for the day which got cooler in the evening and she used a plaid tablecloth on the table so the patterns were complementary.

For the dressier evening event, she had purchased a three-quarter length red lace and lightly sequined dress from Neiman Marcus, especially for the holiday season.  She wore shiny black boots to make the dress a little less formal and also for comfort and warmth since it was a full day on her feet and it got pretty chilly that night.

She wore her favorite crystal Christmas tree earrings she purchased many years ago at the Nutcracker Market from one of her favorite booths — Texas Silver Mine.

To learn more about Pamela, visit her website and please consider voting for her beautiful table setting (“Christmas in the Wine Country”) here on the Houston Design Center site.

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