Formal Living Room at Heights Modern Project in Houston, TX.

The Laura U Design Collective is a "wholistic" studio, specializing in residential building design and interior design. From foundation to furnishings, everything we do, we do for the love of home.

The leadership team at Laura U Design Collective - Laura Umansky, Melissa Grove, Gina Elkins

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For 15 years, the Laura U Design Collective has curated and refined what it means to love how you live. Our collaborative process is a guided experience that supports your design vision, articulating your personal joys into a thoughtful and authentic space. We honor what matters most to you by celebrating your own unique aesthetic, then we push the boundaries with bold creativity, surrounding you with textures, tones, and a timelessness you simply cannot live without. With exceptional care, we uncover the art that lies within your day to day, those treasured moments spent with family, the memories you will hold for a lifetime.

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A modern living room with Mies van der Rohe chairs in Houston. Interior Design by Laura U Design Collective.


We design curated residential spaces that are a beautiful reflection of what’s most important to you. Our portfolio spans all style disciplines, from traditional to contemporary and everything in between.

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Living room vignette of the home on Green Tree with soft side chairs. Interior Design by Laura U Design Collective.


With our exclusive focus on residential design, we offer a full-service practice focusing on residential building design and interior design. From foundation to furnishings, our collaborative process blends form with function for a home that is authentically yours.

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