Bruce Coy has
always enjoyed Christmas. The holiday season has been his
favorite time of the year, originating from his childhood
memories of snowy winters in his birth state of Michigan.
Throughout his life, he has lived or traveled throughout the
United States, Mexico, and Europe. His travels have also allowed
him to witness 'first hand' different cultures and traditions.
In the early 1990's, Bruce worked with an interior designer in
Houston, Texas as an assistant during the holiday season. Each
year since, beginning in September through January, Bruce worked
with the designer installing decorations in some of Houston's
most affluent homes and restaurants.
As his on-the-job
experience grew, Bruce was able to use more of
his creative talents as a lead installation
designer for the interior designer. In 2002,
Bruce began his own business with established
customers in the Houston area. Since this time,
Bruce has been providing interior holiday
decoration design under the name of AMERICA at
HOME. His business provides holiday decoration
for home and office interiors.
In his travels, Bruce has
visited manufacturers of Christmas decorations. Above he is
pictured examining ornaments at the Dorotheenhütte
Glass Factory in Wolfach, Germany
One of Bruce's table works
designed for a holiday party. The upside-down cones included
white lights inside and during the party, live orchids were
placed in the top of each cone.
Bruce believes that holiday decorating should
enhance the existing decorations of the room or
home, including factors such as the personality of
the homeowner and the purpose of decorating. Whether
there are just a few decorations or a complete
transformation of the home's interior, he believes
that the original interior design of the room or
home should remain intact. In 2006, his decorating
efforts caught the attention of
Houston Lifestyles and Homes
magazine and he landed a feature story for the
November 2007 issue. Bruce continues to provide
holiday decorating in the Houston area.
addition, Bruce continues to support and volunteer
U.S. Fund for UNICEF,
as well as other local and national charities.