October Food Drive

Laura U is proud to partner with the Houston Food Bank and Luxe Magazine for their October food drive competition. As a result of COVID-19, millions of new Americans have become at risk of experiencing food insecurity. Organizations like the Houston Food Bank work to mitigate that risk by distributing food and other essentials throughout their communities. Over the course […]

Interior Design Refresh – Taking a New Look at Rice

We’re revisiting an oldie but a goodie on the Journal today, courtesy of our wonderful Rice clients. When we first designed their home in 2011, our approach was bright and youthful. When the clients came to us again last year, they were finally ready to address a few spaces not included in our initial design. […]

Transformation Tuesday: Bespoke Interior Design Details

A rectangular, wood table positioned against a white wall under the iron staircase

Last week we introduced our Dumbarton project, a family-friendly home located in Houston’s Braeswood Place. We wanted to design a home that tied all these influences together: modern functionality that works for an active family and old classics that hearken back to European style. The home is a new build, with a contemporary Mediterranean exterior. […]

Moodboard Monday: Blue and White Interior Design

Blue paneling lines the back wall of this master suite and contrasts against the white bedding and ceiling

Welcome to Dumbarton! Today, we’re introducing you to a fun new project in Braeswood Place. Close to Rice University and Rice Village, this well-placed community is home to tree-lined boulevards and several family-friendly parks. With terrific schools and a friendly atmosphere, Braeswood Place is one of the best areas in Houston to raise a family. […]

Wall Wednesday: Themes at Santa Fe

Lobo Inspired guest bedroom in Camino Haciendas home designed by Laura U

The Santa Fe home on Camino Haciendas is a testament to the culture, landscape, and history of Santa Fe. Every detail of this home was thoughtfully considered, down to the name of certain paint colors! Today, let’s take a look at the art and memorable wall coverings of our client’s home. The Lobo Room The […]

Transformation Tuesday: Camino Haciendas Santa Fe

The exterior of a home in Santa Fe, built by True North with interiors by Laura U

This Transformation Tuesday highlights Camino Haciendas, a new construction home located in Santa Fe. Our design concept had a very clear focus: to honor the history and culture of our client’s native New Mexico. As part of our design process, our team researched the landscape, people, and stories of Santa Fe. And we collaborated with […]

Moodboard Monday: Southwestern Interior Design Style

decorative throw pillows for southwest interior design inspired bedroom

Our approach to design centers on curating residential interiors that beautifully reflect what’s most important to our clients. Whether it’s places they visit, their art collections, or heirloom furnishings, these treasured memories define who they are and who they want to be. We thoughtfully incorporate these elements into our designs so the home is entirely […]

We Cannot Wait – a Preview to Radical: Italian Design

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

On February 14, Radical: Italian Design 1965-1985, The Dennis Freedman Collection will be on view at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. This exhibit will showcase close to 70 pieces from Freedman’s personal collection. The former Creative Director of W Magazine, Dennis is considered the preeminent collector of the movement. He has generously donated and […]


Laura Umansky Art Award

We are starting 2020 with some wonderful news! Our Founder and Creative Director, Laura Umansky, has been awarded one of the industry’s highest honors: the ARTS Award for Interior Designer. Judged on overall professional achievements from the quality of work to business strategy, the ARTS Award is given annually to nearly two dozen showrooms, sales reps, manufacturers, […]

Final Reveal Friday – Mid-Century Warmth in Memorial

Over the past several weeks, we’ve been detailing the journey of building the Regentview residence. Today we we’re sharing a full reveal of this light, bright, and contemporary home.  Nestled in the forested trails of Terry Hershey Park, this custom new construction home marries the beauty of the outdoors with modern, sustainable design. Working alongside […]

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