Interior Design


As we start to get back to normal, we are excited to get involved in interior design awards again! We are thrilled to have TWO projects shortlisted for the International Design & Architecture Awards hosted by design et al. The awards “offer a number of different categories covering residential architecture, interior design and product design.” A panel does not judge The International Design & Architecture Awards. Instead, design et al shortlists the entries, and industry professionals vote on them. As an award winning interior design firm, we look forward to the design et al awards every year. 



Our Viscaino project has been shortlisted for the Interior Design Scheme category. With over 7,500 sq. ft. of panoramic coastal views and an enviable art collection, Viscaino captivates inside and out. Originally built in 1962, this stunning Pebble Beach estate underwent a modern renovation. After, our team completely transformed the home with sophisticated palettes and playful details. Having moved to Pebble Beach, CA from Houston, TX, they were hoping to embrace a California Cool aesthetic, with a couple touches from home. For the homeowners, livable luxury was their top priority, balancing youthfulness and sophistication in a modern space. 

A tan-colored serpentine sofa centers a modern living room in Pebble Beach, CA

A tan-colored serpentine sofa centers a modern living room in Pebble Beach, CA

The client’s existing art collection allowed us to introduce a wide range of colors and patterns. This provided a sense of cohesiveness to the project. Every piece was intentionally placed. Not only did every individual piece act as a beautiful, standalone element, but each also referenced a room in another part of the home. Take a tour of the home on our portfolio

The entry way and formal dining room of our Viscaino project.

 [L]: From the entryway, one can peer through to the hall and discover a vibrant piece from Ken Tate. [R]: The formal dining room continues the exploration of sandy neutrals.



Our Heights Modern project has been shortlisted in the category of Living Space, Americas. Nestled in the heart of historic homes in Houston, TX, this 5,100 square feet, contemporary residence stands out in contrast to the neighborhood’s historic and Victorian-style homes. Our team was tasked with designing a beautiful interior and having the complete trust of the clients, we delivered a unique and thoughtful space. To match its modern facade, our team designed an elegant formal living space, one that greets guests with bold color and handsome woodwork.

Formal Living Room Houston TX designed by Laura U Design Collective

The formal living room draws you in with the Oxblood Sofa.

The clients’ primary goal for their home centered around an environment in which to entertain after the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic lifted. Upon entering the home, you are introduced to an open concept. The foyer greets you with organic tones of charcoal, sage green, burnt sienna and pale gold, filling the space with warmth and depth. With the homeowners love of entertaining, the dining room is a showstopper. With unique wall coverings and handblown glass wall vessels mounted on the wall there is no lack of visual interest. The bold furnishings, statement lighting, and motif-wallcoverings make this the perfect place to entertain and welcome loved ones. See more from our Heights Modern on the portfolio.

The dining room and entryway of our Heights Modern project.

[L]: The dining room features unique wall coverings and handblown glass wall vessels mounted on the wall creating visual interest. [R]: The entryway offers a living edge console and a bold saturated wall made of dark tile.



We are so honored to be the recipients of the 2021 Living Space – Americas International Design and Architecture Award, hosted by design et al in London. While we could not attend the ceremony due to travel restrictions, we are still celebrating this win stateside. A huge thank you for everyone that voted for us! And thank you to the photographer, Pär Bengtsson, who captured each space perfectly. Tour the home on our profile

Laura U Design Collective is no stranger to the design et al awards. Our Willowick project won the Regeneration interior design award in 2016, and we have had multiple projects shortlisted over the years. To learn more about the International Design & Architecture Awards, click here.