LEED Certification for Homes: Design that Promotes Wellness

The first floor media room at Regentview, designed by Laura U

We welcome you back to Regentview, the contemporary home tucked away in the forested Memorial area of Houston. With clients who fully embrace color and love mid-century design, this project bridges the gap between comfort and functionality. Another great part about this home is that the homeowners sought LEED certification during the build. LEED certification […]

Southgate Houston Home Tour: Where Old Welcomes New

The home of interior designer Laura Umansky, in Southgate, view of the living room.

A few years ago, Michael and I decided to purchase a charming 1930s home in the Southgate neighborhood, near Rice University. At the time, the home boasted two bedrooms and one (yes, one) bathroom. The configuration was not at all functional for me, Michael, and our young twins. But I had fallen in love with […]

A Classic Houston Home Gets a Modern French Update

French interior design is well known for its sophistication and simplicity. For today’s project reveal, our client hoped for a French Country look with glamorous updates that comfortably supported their growing family of 6. This classic home received a modern update, blending luxurious finishes with comfortable, communal spaces the whole family could enjoy. We’re thrilled to have been […]

Legends LCDQ Recap

Laura Umansky designs a window at LEGENDS LCDQ

Every May, the La Cienega Design Quarter hosts LEGENDS, a 3-day event celebrating the interior design industry in Los Angeles. With special keynotes, informative lectures, and book signings with living design legends, the LCDQ is a must-see. Even those outside of the industry will greatly appreciate the showroom windows, designer-inspired vignettes gracing the storefronts along La Cienega and […]

West U Interior Design: a Comfortable Family Retreat

A bright and comfortable living room with blue-hued sofa and original art pieces

Today’s project reveal is for the entertainers at heart. What do you do when you love to host family and friends, but simply don’t have the space to do it? That was the dilemma facing our Georgetown client. With four children and two dogs, this family of 8 was quickly outgrowing their current home. They […]

A Classic Houston Home Gets a Modern French Country Update

Creekside Kitchen | Laura U Interior Design

French interior design is defined by its sophistication and simplicity. Names like Jean-Louis Deniot, Christian Liaigre, and Joseph Dirand bring to mind rooms of timeless elegance and modern symmetry. French looks are often requested and repeated, not just in interior design but in fashion, music, and wherever the fine arts are appreciated. The traditionally decorated […]

Houston Home Interior Design: a Modern Project Reveal

Romantic and Modern neutral dining room - Laura U Interior Design

I love projects that really exemplify these 3 key elements: classic elegance, functionality, and comfort. We hit the trifecta in this romantic, contemporary home. The client has a young family and loves to travel, so she desired a space that was foremost family-friendly, but also worldly and sophisticated.

The Laura U Las Vegas Market 2019 Recap

Laura U attends Las Vegas Market 2019

Last week, I attended the Las Vegas Market, one of my favorite markets of the entire year! No one can deny the positive energy Las Vegas exudes. It’s always packed, even in winter. Everyone is smiling, drinking, eating, gambling, enjoying, and rushing from place to place. It’s so many things at once. I like to […]

September Obsessions

Can you believe that we are in October?! The team is really excited about the arrival of fall and it finally starting to feel cooler during the day. We’re all definitely looking forward to the cozy weather and being able to wear our favorite fall fashions. This month the team began work on some new client […]

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