The perfect outdoor chairs for summer lounging

Moroccan inspired outdoor lounge chair - Laura U Interior Design

Can you believe the summer is right around the corner?! We’re dreaming of days spent lounging by the pool, relaxing in the backyard soaking up the sun and reminiscing about some of the stunning outdoor designs we’ve created in the past.

As my team and I have been planning for the BLVD Show House, we’ve found some amazing pieces from our favorite vendors and have gotten tons of inspiring ideas for our summer projects. And these lounge chairs were too beautiful not to share with you.

So today, I wanted to share a few outdoor lounge chairs that will make your backyard the perfect oasis this summer.

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5 iconic objects to start collecting today

Iconic objects from travels displayed on modern industrial shelving - Laura U Interior Design

At Laura U, we believe that the objects you collect, the photographs lining your walls and the furnishings in your home are the backdrop to the memories you make.

Our approach to design focuses on understanding what’s important to our clients, listening to their story and using pieces to bring their story to life. The first step in our Process of Design is to go in depth with our clients, learning about what they love, what they collect, where they travel and how they spend their time. My team and I absolutely LOVE this part of the process because it gives us insight into how we can design a space that highlights those collections.  Continue reading

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5 gorgeous Ann Sacks tile we can’t get enough of

Alabaster tile by Ann Sacks - Laura U Interior Design

As we were designing the Boulevard Show House, I knew we wanted the tile to take center stage in the butler’s pantrypowder bath, and on the bar backsplash. So I worked with the experts at Ann Sacks (one of my go-to’s for tile) to find styles that were sophisticated, modern and elegant. We ended up with selecting some fabulous tile for our home and I’m so thrilled to have Ann Sacks as a Pine Sponsor.

But it was so hard to choose because there were so many gorgeous options! So today I wanted to share some of the other tiles I love from the new Ann Sacks tile spring 2018 collection.  Continue reading

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4 ways to bring metallic accents into your home

Metallic mid-century inspired entry way - Laura U Interior Design

Metallic accents are the perfect way to add a dash of glam to any interior. Whether you want an eye-catching statement piece or just a subtle touch of metallic, there are plenty of options to add a bit of shine to any room!

From lighting to fabrics to décor, metallic finishes can be found in a variety of pieces. They highlight the beauty of a piece and help instantly pull together a space. Here are a few of my favorite ways to incorporate metallic accents into your designs to make the whole room sparkle. Continue reading

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5 architectural details that bring life to a room

Marble black and white floors with Andy Warhol book - Laura U Interior Design

The design process starts by determining the big picture – the overall feel of the space, the theme of the room’s story. Then you start selecting the larger items like drapery, lighting fixtures, and furniture before finalizing the smaller pieces like decorative pillows and artwork. All those things together create the ambiance, but it’s the details that really bring the room to life. Continue reading

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