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Our Story & Heritage
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Our Story
Decorative Center Houston has enjoyed over thirty years as the Southwest's premiere design center offering traditional and contemporary residential furnishings, fabrics, architectural products, flooring, wall coverings, lighting, kitchen and bath products, and accessories. With more than 550,000 square feet and 35 plus showrooms that display and sell over 700 manufacturers lines DCH offers interior designers, architects, facility managers, decorators, dealers, and design enthusiasts a one stop shopping experience.

Heritage

DCH has long delivered a critical depth and breath of offerings crucial to every aspect of the design process. This distinction ensures the industry’s top professionals consistently make DCH their go - to choice for selection, service, innovation and inspiration.

For over 30 years, Decorative Center Houston has been the leading design resource center for professional designers and architects of residential, contract, commercial, and hospitality design.

Every weekday, an average of 100 professional designers and architects have made the D&D
their “home” away from home; or at least their second workplace.

According to designer Albert Hadley, it is “the center of all our lives.”

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Guidelines
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Admission Policy
DCH is a mixed-use building with to-the-trade design showrooms. Whether you’re an interior designer, architect, builder, decorator or design enthusiast, DCH offers resources & inspiration to help bring your vision to life.

Design and Trade Professionals

DCH is a mixed-use building with to-the-trade design showrooms. While designer registration is not required for admission to DCH, it is strongly advised. Each showroom will qualify design professionals and trade buyers when they enter unless they are not already a known customer of the showroom. Please be sure to have photo identification, business card and resale certificates with you when visiting for seamless reception. Admission policies may vary from showroom to showroom, as do sample and quote request requirements.

Not all showrooms will allow visits by unaccompanied clients, so please check with the showroom in advance.

Design Center Visitors

All visitors interested in home furnishings and interior design are welcome and encouraged to visit DCH to browse our showrooms. Our lobby Concierge staff is available to help you find your way and answer any questions you might have. Several showrooms in the courtyard are open to the public along with a few of the showrooms located inside of the building. We encourage visitors to check with the concierge or marketing office should they have any questions at (713) 961-1271 or info@decorativecenter.com. Admission policies may vary from showroom to showroom, as do sample and quote request requirements.

Visitors should understand that they are courtesy guests at DCH and that the showrooms are “to-the-trade” selling wholesale to interior design professionals and qualified buyers who purchase on behalf of their clients. Appropriate business casual attire is required and visitor behavior must be respectful of the professional atmosphere of the building.

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Holidays Closures
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Building Closure Schedule
DCH is closed during national holidays. See the list of official building closure dates. Please contact the showroom directly if you plan to visit.
NEW YEAR’S DAY     - Friday, January 1, 2021
PRESIDENT’S DAY     - Monday, February 15, 2021
GOOD FRIDAY     - Friday, April 2, 2021
MEMORIAL DAY     - Monday, May 31, 2021
INDEPENDENCE DAY     -
Monday, July 5, 2021 (observed)
LABOR DAY     - Monday, September 6, 2021
THANKSGIVING DAY     - Thursday, November 25, 2021
DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING     - Friday, November 26, 2021
CHRISTMAS DAY     -
Friday, December 24, 2020 (observed)
NEW YEAR’S DAY     -
Friday, December 31, 2021 (observed)
Tenants will still be able to access the building with an access card.
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Showrooms
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Visit Our Showrooms
Browse the showrooms at DCH! DCH is home to 35 luxury showrooms and 700+ product lines and offers an unparalleled line - up of residential and commercial products.
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The Trade
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To the Trade
Open to design trade professionals. We invite the design professional to explore our showrooms and be inspired, cultivating new ideas for their clients.

While designer registration is not required for admission to DCH, it is strongly advised. Each showroom will qualify design professionals and trade buyers when they enter unless they are not already a known customer of the showroom. Policies may vary from showroom to showroom, as do sample and quote request requirements.

 

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Public Visitors
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Shop the building at DCH
Our insider consulting & buying program provides consumers not presently working with a designer the opportunity to purchase a limited number of items at to-the-trade only prices plus a modest administrative fee.

Decorative Center Services is a design resource that provides the public with both a Designer Referral Program and a Consulting & Buying program.

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Designer Referral Service

The Referral Program is a complimentary service that helps individuals select an interior designer who best suits their taste, project scope and budget. Whether building a new home, planning a renovation or redecorating a single room, Decorative Center Houston will make the designer selection process easier. Our designer represent a broad range of styles and have been recognized an awarded by national trade associations and publications.

Consulting & Buying Services

Decorative Center Services provides a unique insider Consulting & Buying program that provides discriminating consumer who is not presently working with a designer the opportunity to purchase a limited number of items at the to-the-trade only prices plus a modest administrative fee. This service extends a coveted privilege to select from the variety of textiles and furnishings available only at the Decorative Center Houston.

 

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