We are so excited to be a Three Time Vickerman’s National Award Winner and this year’s First Place Award Winner in Best Christmas Interior for the beautiful newly renovated Omni Houston Riverway! Being selected amongst talented designers all across the country is such a privilege that we greatly appreciate.
Baker Design Group Management Team, Bill Heisserer (Vickerman General Manager), Randy Schuster (Vickerman CEO) and Vickerman Marketing Team
After the unfortunate floods from Harvery in 2017, the Omni Houston Hotel undertook a 30 million dollar renovation. The Omni’s design concept with bringing the outdoors in that included a large moss wall, rich and cognac leathers, earth tones and a fresh feel turned out spectacular. The BDG team was excited to mimic the same feel with our own twist on a Christmas design. Each space was designed very intentionally whether it included frosted succulents, mixed metals, celadon and rich greens or rustic and bold reds to mimic a rustic yet modern feel in their new Whisky Bar. Our design team loved bringing the holidays to Houston, the hometown of Linda Baker and Heather Mattox, after such destruction had ravaged such a wonderful city. To be apart of helping bring some joy back to the city was a great privilege for our BDG team, and to receive a National First Place Award was the icing on the cake.
With twelve Christmas trees ranging from 8 feet to 18 feet, Baker Design Group helped put the final star on The Omni Houston’s Christmas decor vision. This dynamic partnership set the backdrop for one of our most prestigious Christmas designs ever! With 378 Guest Rooms and Suites, 26 meeting rooms, 40,000 square feet of open space, a Whiskey Lounge, Nightclub, Boutique gift shop and Mokara Spa, we had our work cut out for us creating custom designed holiday pieces to parallel the scale of the space.
To do so, we featured a beautiful 18-foot tree as you entered the two-story lobby. Showcased on this stunning Oregon Fur tree was unique ornamentation, frosted succulents and sprays to coordinate with the hotel’s existing color palette of a more fresh and organic feel.
Through the lobby, guests were greeted by three floor-to-ceiling windows and suspending, over-sized ornaments and garland to create a hanging garden design effect.
The Landing, a beautiful dining space on the lower level of the Omni Houston, introduced you to two 9-foot Blue Spruce trees with natural elements, hints of flocked and metallic sprays and ornamentation.
And upstairs boasts two larger ballrooms, one including the Post Oak Ballroom that consists of over 10,000 square feet of ballroom space. The ballrooms carried the same theme from the downstairs up featuring two Flocked Alaskan Pine trees filled with metallic browns, frosted and mint greens and platinum ornamentation. These trees were sure to greet all guests with the warmth of the holiday season.
There is no doubt this one-of-a-kind project was a fun and great challenge for the entire Baker Design Group team. It was our great honor to design, enhance and be apart of a small piece of the Omni Houston’s Christmas this year.
To learn more about our award-winning Christmas Designs and how we can help you achieve a tailored and brand-specific design in your space, contact us today! Holiday designs have already begun for our 2020 clients!
Photography: Kayleigh Kannady