Deck the Halls

Interior Design students help beautify holiday show house

Volunteers gain experience while supporting local charity

A team of Interior Design students put their skills to work while creating an atmosphere of holiday enchantment in a South Boston townhouse.

3 students decorating tree

This is the fourth time that leading interior architecture and design students have volunteered their time and gained valuable design experience by decorating a home for an annual Catholic Charities Laboure Center fundraiser. The house tour attracts 2,000 visitors over two days.

Mantelpiece decorated with greens, a bird cage, angel, topiary and more, all reflected in the mirror over the fireplace


Three women sitting on stairs entwined with a green garland

This year’s lead designers, all members of the Class of 2020, were:

  • Keegan Espinola
  • Kiera Tobin-Rosman
  • Jess Stevens
  • Jasmine Pabon
  • Demitra Avramides

Additional students had a chance to contribute to the festivities by making ornaments that were hung on a holiday house Christmas tree.

Group of students gathered at a large table making ornaments

The students planned and shopped for weeks and then spent Thanksgiving weekend on setup.

Pile of decorations including grapevine reindeer, elf figures and greens, piled outside a car


Greg Gatlin
Office of Public Affairs