PMC Team takes 1st place in Nation Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

We won! Paul Michael Company’s Lucia Deen, lead visual merchandiser, lead buyer, and head of Texas operations, won first place at the Holiday and Decorative Association’s National Christmas Tree Design Competition awards ceremony Thursday night.

HDA Presents Check to Lucia Deen

HDA Presents Check to Lucia Deen, 1st place winner of the National Christmas Tree Design Competition

Lucia’s winning look originated as a part of our website launch and was featured on the website and all marketing materials. You’ve probably seen it! She used a flocked Christmas tree as her canvas and incorporated burlap, wood, paper, pearl, and natural elements to create this rustic chic look. The tree fits the surrounding perfectly, meshing with the architectural salvage, reclaimed/salvaged objects, hard woods, geodes, and woodland artwork.

Lucia Deen's 1st Place Winning Design in the National Christmas Tree Design Competition

Lucia Deen’s 1st Place Winning Design in the National Christmas Tree Design Competition

Lucia said, “Although this award has my name on it, it really was made possible by not only my wonderful co- workers from the Paul Michael Company, but also through the inspiration I have gleaned from the creative work of my fellow designers, Jared Blackmon and Ron Pepper. A big thank you to all of the PMC team!”.

Our Christmas designer, Ron Pepper, also won first place in the Best Use of Ribbon category.

Best Use of Ribbon Winning Design by Ron Pepper

Best Use of Ribbon Winning Design by Ron Pepper

The HDA invited industry professionals to compete for cash prizes in the 2013 National Christmas Tree Design Competition. The competition was open to design experts who perform work in residential, commercial, or retail environments.

From Left: Cathy Malcom of Craig Bachman and HDA Chair; Paul Michael, owner of PMC; Aki Rahman, owner of Indus Design; Lucia Deen, Designer at PMC; Jared Blackmon, Designer at PMC; Elizabeth Michael, Manager at PMC; William Chen of A & B Home; Debbie Michael, owner at PMC; Simon Song, owner of Galt International

From Left: Cathy Malcom of Craig Bachman and HDA Chair; Paul Michael of PMC; Aki Rahman, owner of Indus Design; Lucia Deen of  PMC; Jared Blackmon of PMC; Elizabeth Michael of  PMC; William Chan of A & B Home; Debbie Michael of  PMC; Simon Song, owner of Galt International

The first place prize was $3,000, $2,000 for second place, $1,000 for third place and category winners received $250. Categories included best uses of: silver, ribbon, Santa, fabric/mesh, ornaments, dried and preserved, berries/floral, and color mix. There was also a $1,000 award for best wreath and a $300 award for best photography.

2 Comments on PMC Team takes 1st place in Nation Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

  1. Debbie
    January 22, 2014 at 1:14 pm (3 months ago)

    A well-deserved honor! So excited for all involved. Congratulations.

    Reply
    • Elizabeth Michael
      January 22, 2014 at 9:44 pm (3 months ago)

      Appreciate it, Debbie! We are so thankful and proud of our talented employees!

      Reply

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