Hey Guys! I’ve got some big and exciting news over at the Laura U studio. Our Team just attended the ASID Ruby Awards this past Sunday and ended the night with not one, but SIX awards!. I am so proud of this amazing team. Their hard work, mixed with uber-amounts of talent has produced gorgeous projects over the past years. And I am thrilled to see them recognized by their Interior Design industry peers within the American Society of Interior Designers this year.
October had a Ruby Red Finish!
So what did we bring home exactly? Well we tallied up 3 Winning projects and 3 projects with Honorable Mentions. Check out the winners below!
Residential Large Firm: Best Singular Space – MacGregor Manse
This award was the product of the hard work from the design team of Letecia Ellis Haywood and Blair Foster. We worked to create an entry that would stun all who entered. It’s dramatic and striking, with its bold-geometric black & white marble tiles and luminous brass stair rails, that gracefully curves around the white pedestal table. We wanted to mix our clients love for a global and glamorous design while staying true to our Classically Current aesthetic. The result: a grand entry that made the custom-laid marble tile the focal point among a pure white background. Thus creating a space that will remain ageless and elegant over time.
Residential Large Firm: Residence Small (Under 3,500 Sq Ft) – Astoria Pied-a-terre
Another win for the design leads Letecia Ellis Haywood and Blair Foster! This gorgeous home truly embodies the evocation of an art collector’s pied-a-terre. It’s moody, yet bright, bold, and contrasting. Dark floors and crisp white walls provide a gallery-like backdrop to showcase curated art and furnishings alike. We took cues from the client’s extensive art collection, and made every selection within this home intentional, and serves to elevate the overall space. Every detail was carefully crafted, encouraging you to pause and view the overall space, then inviting you in closer, to experience each visual and tactile layer one by one.
Honorable Mention – Residential Large Firm: Outdoor Living – California Living
And that makes 3..for design team Letecia Ellis Haywood and Blair Foster! This outdoor living space received an honorable mention for the night. It is as comfy as a resort poolside retreat. This Bohemian-Cali space perfectly represents the relaxed, tranquil vibes of our client. The bright colors and textures of succulents and plants native to the sunny California weather are nested in the Zen garden that neighbors the outdoor dining space and the pool is an ideal spot for meditation and rejuvenation of the spirit. The bi-fold sliding doors of the home, fold in an accordion style to expose the entire wall to this outdoor oasis; truly living up to the definition of an indoor/outdoor space.
Residential Large Firm: Residence Large (Over 3,500 Sq Ft) – Highland Village Contemporary
This award-winning modern-boho interior was a designed by leads Letecia Ellis Haywood and Shenay Keyes. We drew inspiration from this home’s large-scale windows and abundance of natural light, to create a space that reflected the contemporary architecture while staying true to the client’s relaxed and natural aesthetic. Mixing textures to create contrast, we incorporated sleek surfaces with natural bohemian fibers to create a perfect balance of a structure and relaxed details. Neutrals and earthy tones were incorporated throughout the house with accents of pastels to give the design an overall approachable yet comfortable vibe.
Honorable Mention – Residential Large Frim: Overall Designer/ Industry Partner Collaboration – Highland Village Contemporary
This honorable mention for Overall Designer and Industry Partner Collaboration was a product of the hard work of design leads Letecia Ellis Haywood and Shenay Keyes, in conjunction with local tile showroom, La Nova Tile. We sourced all of our hard surfaces for this project from them including the flooring, countertops, walls, and fireplace. They have a fabulous showroom that allowed for each selection to be unique, yet durable. Together we created a modern, yet custom interior that worked perfectly with our concept of Contemporary Bohemian Minimalism.
Honorable Mention – Residential Large Firm: Renovation – Small Interior (under 3,500 Sq Ft.) – Romantic and Modern home
This final award of the night was given to the design team of Letecia Ellis Haywood and Shannon Smith. This home embodies livable luxury! We designed a family-friendly home that’s easy to maintain, yet glamorous and sleek. Our goal was to marry the client’s desire for a modern home with her love of natural and organic elements. The palette is layered with neutrals, metallic, and earth tones in nod to Sedona. The detailing throughout also takes influence from the client’s passion for ethnic and Moroccan design, interpreted in a contemporary style.
Wow! What a Night.
I am so thrilled about these awards and I just HAD to share them with you. Man, between our World Series Astros and these 6 amazing awards – Houston is full of WINNERS this week!