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A Designer for the Holidays - Regina Gust

I have seen Regina’s work with Regina Gust Designs (formerly Twins Design Christmas) for years when working in homes around the Holidays.  I was fortunate to get to know her personally when we were in the same fab home(see here) together for an Easter deadline. I thought It would be fun to do a spotlight on her Christmas Decor, since for over 20 years, Regina has been decking Houston’s halls with exuberant decorations and in more recent times was featured in the Frontgate catalogue.  Whether she’s using fresh flowers, natural, glitzy or traditional elements, her creations always get the special “Regina” touch that give them a uniquely lush look.

Regina’s key goal in decorating for the Holidays is to bring joy to each client.  And joy she does bring through customizing each home for the holidays using the clients existing décor as inspiration.  

This wouldn’t fit in my living room for sure, but it is really spreading Christmas cheer for the students at Stephen F. Austin College!  That is Regina, pretty as her tree, putting on its finishing touches. This tree absolutely glitters with its silver and gold decorations, fillers(sometimes call picks) and ribbons. Regina says fillers are essential for creating fullness in every design. 

Fillers are branch like pieces that come in all styles that you can add into a base piece of garland or a tree. A good strategy is to add fillers first then ornaments and add the ribbons last.  

You can get so much inspiration from all the different style represented on the trees at Regina's Holiday Boutique! This tree is adorned with natural decorations: pinecones, snowflakes and burlap ribbon. Every tree should have a little bit of sparkle and clear glass balls catch the light perfectly for a subtle shine in this organic look.

Garlands Galore………. One of Regina’s trademarks  is her stunning garlands, all saturated with ornaments, ribbons and accessories, from elegant to whimsical, all her beauties really make you want to jingle all the way!! 

Flock the Halls……………………. Remember the flocked trees?  Well they are coming back. Regina loves using them for an all white look, mixing them with white ornaments, crystals  and ribbons creating a truly elegant statement.  See how she uses flocking in her designs below!!!!

Don’t stop at the tree!!!.......... To elicit holiday spirit throughout your house decorate, chandeliers, sconces and mirrors and more.


Outdoor spaces……………Outdoor mantels  and doors need a touch of holiday, too. Makes you want to snuggle up to the outdoor fire or welcome you into the home.

A fearless approach and passion for flair has helped Regina carve out a special niche in the luxury Holiday and event design market. Constantly evolving, her holiday business has expanded to include Halloween, Easter, Valentines and special events. Thanks Regina for sharing your holiday joy with us!!!  
To contact Regina call 713.426.1226 or email To get inspired and find a special pieces to add to your own Holiday décor, visit Regina Gust Designs Holiday Boutique at 5005 Larkin, open seasonally M-Sat from 10-5

 Along with our unique gifts, art and accessories we are so excited to feature jewelry designer Candice Dickerson at Segreto for our special Holiday shopping event this Thursday. Look forward to seeing you all! Feel free to pass on the invite or bring a friend!  Till then--xo  Leslie

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Reader Comments (4)

Beautiful decorations from such a talented designer! I especially love the "vintage"flocked trees!


December 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMimi @ A House Romance

Gosh, Is this the Texas way???? Seems more like a hotel or country club than a family home........ a long, long way from a stable in Bethlehem !!!!!!!!

December 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVirginia mcMillan

So excited to see this post today! Regina is THE most talented Christmas designer and her work is always of a caliber that inspires awe.

Having worked for her as a designer for a number of years, I happen to know her personally, and can attest to the fact that her love of God is a focus of her life, and inspires her work. There are all sorts of ways to celebrate Christmas, Virginia mcMillan, and Regina's design work always reflects her personal commitment to her faith and a celebration of the season.

December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Oh my, Leslie, Regina's work is amazing. It is exuberant and over-the-top, which is what I love about Christmas decorations. I wish I could be a "fly on the wall" and watch how she executes this beauties. I agree with Lisa; we all express our love of Christmas in our own special way. No need for judgement of anyone's choice. Regina just happens to have more talent than most. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Best to you and your family,

December 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria Athens

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