Hou 1116 purple reign e95k1y

Image: cooper+RICCA

To add something unexpected and dramatic to your holiday table, there’s nothing like purple, whether you favor an earthy aubergine hue or something a little more royal. It’s the ultimate jewel tone for a sparkling season, especially when paired with live-edge pecan wood, glistening gold details and Goode Co. pecan pie.

To set the scene (from top to bottom, generally):

Live-edge reclaimed pecan wood table, $4,500 at New Living

L’Objet ‘Alchimie’ gold dinner plate (under pecan pie), $300 at Kuhl-Linscomb

Be Home gold and wood-handled serving set, $40 at Kuhl-Linscomb

Whim rustic napkins in silver-taupe (used as placemats), $31 for set of four at Bering’s

Pickard China Hillcrest by Kelly Wearstler anemone dinner plate (top right), $126 each at Bering’s

Waterford Lismore Diamond Lapis salad plate (top right), $31 each at Bering’s; Bernardaud Historical Litron saucer (with olives), $420 (with matching cup) at Kuhl-Linscomb

Sferra festival dinner napkins in aubergine, $50 for set of four at Kuhl-Linscomb

L’Objet gold intertwined ring napkin holders, $130 for set of four at Kuhl-Linscomb

William Yeoward gold leaf dishes (holding pistachios), $126–$206 at Kuhl-Linscomb

Rosanna Jet Setter honeycomb pattern highball glasses, $114 for set of four at Bering’s

Waterford ‘Rebel’ gold-rimmed purple coupe cocktail glass, $50 each at Bering’s

Gentner Design brass pin candlesticks, $150 each at Kuhl-Linscomb

Gold-hinged serpentine bud vase, $95 at Bering’s

Herdmar Rocco five-piece matte gold flatware set, $125 at Kuhl-Linscomb

L’Objet 24k gold-edge dinner plate (top left and bottom right), $130 each at Kuhl-Linscomb

Bernardaud ‘Botanique’ salad plate in peach tree flower (top left) and scabiosa (bottom right), $192 each at Kuhl-Linscomb

Aerin ‘Maurice’ gold-rimmed eggplant oval bowl (with figs), $126 at Longoria Collection

Aerin 24k gold-base crystal carafe, $295 at Longoria Collection

Bartky Minerals agate coaster, $30 at Kuhl-Linscomb

L’Objet ‘Han’ salt and pepper shakers, $175 for the pair at Kuhl-Linscomb

Hermès ‘Voyage en Ikat’ oval platter (with challah loaf), $1,240 at Kuhl-Linscomb

Kelly Wearstler torso wine stopper, $295 at Longoria Collection

Aerin gold sea urchin match striker, $250 at Longoria Collection

Challah loaf baked with love by Houstonia’s Scott Vogel

Show Comments
In this Article

Editor’s Pick

Longoria Collection

Home and Garden 1101-02 Uptown Park Blvd

After a recent renovation, Sylvia Dorsey’s 20-year-old store now offers the most luxurious shopping experience in the city. Even the most avowed minimalist w...

Editor’s Pick


Home and Garden Multiple Locations

Rumor has it that all marriages in Houston that don’t include a registry from this store are null and void. Loyalists come for the one-of-a-kind mix of tools...

Editor’s Pick


Bath and Beauty, Home and Garden, Jewelry 2424 W Alabama St 

Someone needs to coin a name for the existential angst that comes from spending years—years—learning to navigate this store’s ten individual buildings and th...

Editor’s Pick

New Living

Home and Garden 6111 Kirby Dr

Store founder Jeff Kaplan is full of fun facts like these: there are 61 chemicals in a standard memory foam mattress, and fumes from even non-lead-based pain...