Our Mission, Our Promise

Our mission is to offer the finest quality products at the highest level of service. We provide personalized attention to every detail. Our goal is to provide that extra touch of beauty, elegance, and style, making every event an occasion to be remembered.

Our Products

While we carry a broad inventory and are able accommodate an event of any size, we pride ourselves on catering to your personal request and offer our unique “on demand” service to provide colors and styles which we do not already have in stock. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.

Our Pricing

Whether your event is a quaint gathering for a handful of your closest family and friends or an elaborate soiree for hundreds of guests, we offer competitive pricing for an event of virtually any size. Call or email us now at info@houseofhough.com to arrange for an appointment to find the perfect look for your event.


Our People

Team Hough


Clara Hough

Clara Hough

Owner/President, CPCE mail

“It’s never too late to be who you could have been.” – George Eliot

Clara is originally from Venezuela and a proud University of Houston alumni. With a background in catering and a degree in marketing, she decided to launch Over The Top Linen in 2005, which quickly became Houston’s top fine linen rental company and re-branded as House of Hough in 2015. Clara has received many accolades throughout the years. She was inducted into the Houston Business Journal 40 under 40 in 2014. Clara has appeared in the University of Houston Cougar 100 fastest growing companies for the past 3 years and has been awarded the Best of Linens Awards for four consecutive shows by the Bridal Extravaganza Show. In 2015 she received the prestigious NACE National Member of the Year Award at the Experience National Conference. Most recently, Clara was recognized by the University of Houston Hilton College as an Honorary Alumna. Although she recently finished a 12 year run on the NACE Houston Board of Directors, Clara currently serves in the Advisory Board for the NACE Houston Chapter. In her office there is a quote that reads “Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life”, these are words she lives by every day.

Three things about me:

  • Favorite Starbucks drink: Tall Skinny Caramel Macchiato
  • One accessory I cannot leave the house without: Tiny Gold Hoop Earrings
  • If I could be anywhere in the world right now, it would be in: Venezuela!


Chris Hough

Christopher Hough

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Managing Partner

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle

Christopher manages the accounting and finance operations for House of Hough. His background ensures that House of Hough is well run, but more importantly, his focus is on making sure the processes and necessary infrastructure are in place to ensure that the customer experience is exceptional. “We understand that the only way we can fulfill our mission is to offer a product we can be proud of, have employees who love coming to work, and dedicate ourselves to our clients, making sure they are completely satisfied.”

Three things about me:

  • Favorite Starbucks drink: Non-fat Latte
  • One accessory I cannot leave the house without: An Awesome Tie
  • If I could be anywhere in the world right now, it would be in: Right where I am


Christy Jullien

Christy Jullien

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Sales Manager

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever” – Walt Disney

Christy is a proud graduate of the Conrad N. Hilton College where she studied Hotel and Restaurant Management- Class of 2012.  Whose House?! After her magical experience at the happiest place on Earth, Disney, she discovered how incredibly rewarding and exciting it was to make an impact on the lives of others through the hospitality industry. Her internship offered her the incredible opportunity of working for the sweetest boss, Mickey Mouse, and ultimately led to her meeting her Prince Charming after both her and her husband completed the program. It was inevitable for her to soon find her place on the House of Hough team. Christy has been a part of the team for three years and has participated in speaking engagements back at her alma mater during the Hall of Honor Think Tank Series and at the Bridal Extravaganza Shows! Her warm demeanor and constant sense of joy brings daily twinkle to the House of Hough showroom.

Three things about me:

  • Favorite Starbucks drink: Hot: Cascara Latte ; Cold: Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato (lovingly nicknamed Coco Moco)
  • One accessory I cannot leave the house without: My engagement ring and wedding band, and a watch, and earrings…
  • If I could be anywhere in the world right now, it would be in: Wherever my husband is (Aww!)

Francis Ortiz

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Operations Manager

“You are built not to shrink down to less but blossom into more.” – Oprah Winfrey

Originally from Mexico Francis (also known as Fran by her friends) moved to the United States in 2015. Francis has a Master’s of Business Administration from Univesidad Alberto Hurtado SJ in Santiago De Chile. Francis is also a Yoga teacher and enjoys meditating, outdoor activities and rock climbing. Francis is a vegetarian who loves dogs, traveling to discover new places and dancing. She believes in compassion and being kind to one another. In her own words, she says “being the operations manager has been so much fun, every day is different and we have a great team who is always ready to create the most beautiful set ups.”

Three things about me:

  • Favorite Starbucks drink: Pumpkin Spiced Latte
  • One accessory I cannot leave the house without: Earrings
  • If I could be anywhere in the world right now, it would be in: New York or India


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Rachel Johnson

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Sales Manager

“Always be your authentic self and you have no competition” – Scott Stratten

Rachel is one of a kind to say the least! Texas born and raised, you could mistake her for nothing other than a Southern Gal. A proud graduate from Baylor University (Sic ‘em Bears), she received a degree in Business specializing in Entrepreneurship. As much as she enjoys the business world, it is hard to deny this social butterfly from a life in the events industry. Rachel loves meeting people, especially brides, and has a way of creating beautiful designs you can’t resist for your special day! We love having Rachel here as she lights up a room even before walking through the door! If she’s not in the showroom, she is probably hosting one of her own fabulous parties or traveling the globe with her husband – we can’t wait for you to meet her! In her own words “House of Hough has been the perfect blend of all things I love: Events, good business practices and a team that feels like family”.

Three things about me:

  • Favorite Starbucks drink: Iced Caramel Macchiato with Coconut Milk
  • One accessory I cannot leave the house without: Earrings, I never have naked ears!
  • If I could be anywhere in the world right now, it would be in: Spain, I lived there for a summer in college and would love to be back there right now!


Michelle Stelzer

Michelle Stelzer

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Sales Coordinator

“Taking joy in living is a women’s best cosmetic.” – Rosalind Russell

Michelle is a bubbly ball of energy that loves to bring joy and laughter to everyone she meets. She is a proud Magna Cum Laude graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, class of 2014, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Administration. Upon graduating, Michelle began her career working for a full service rental and event design company. It was there that she fell in love with the weddings and events sector of the Hospitality Industry. It wasn’t long before she found her home at House of Hough and is now the glue to the Sales Team. Michelle loves dancing (Proud SFA Dance Team Alumni), traveling, her dogs, makeup, and fitness. She has a passion for helping others and will do anything to make your experience with House of Hough, an amazing one.

Three things about me:

  • Favorite Starbucks drink: Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato
  • One accessory I cannot leave the house without: Lipstick
  • If I could be anywhere in the world right now, it would be in: First stop, Italy for Pizza then off to Paris for dessert!

Sania Ahmed

Sania Ahmed

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Office & Marketing Coordinator

“You can never be overdressed or over-educated” – Oscar Wilde

Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Sania (aka: Sunny) moved to Houston, Texas in 2008 – which she now calls home. Sania recently graduated from the Conrad N. Hilton College at University of Houston this past May of 2017, with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and a minor in marketing from the Bauer College at UH. She is extremely family-oriented (which includes her 2 cats, Louie & Alfie), she enjoys working out and making her way to new cities any time she gets the chance. Being a millennial, Sunny has always had a love of social media, and enjoys learning of new and improved ways of design and promotion. Her passion for fashion, flair for creativity and love for linens and events has her fit right into the House of Hough family.

Three things about me:

  • Favorite Starbucks drink: Java Chip Frappe
  • One accessory I cannot leave the house without: A Watch
  • If I could be anywhere in the world right now, it would be in: Santorini, Greece