Kitchen Revamp with Vetrazzo

I have always subscribed to two design philosophies when creating interiors: “classically current,” meaning I look to the past for inspiration and combine those influences with contemporary designs, and “livable luxury,” which is the idea that interiors should be stunning and able to stand up to the wear and tear of everyday life. There’s no sense in having a picture-perfect interior if one spilled glass of wine or coffee could ruin the whole design! Life happens, and I always try to ensure my designs will stand up to these everyday twists and turns for my clients.

I often test out new products or designs in my own home before recommending them to clients because if a product can stand up to my lively and curious 5-year-olds, then I feel much more comfortable recommending them to my clients.

When it came time to design my line of performance surfaces with Vetrazzo, I knew from the beginning I would want to install at least one of the four colorways in my home. I had worked with Vetrazzo on projects in the past and was always thrilled with the finished product so I was extremely excited for my own Vetrazzo install day!

Read on to see my kitchen transformation featuring the Fair Pearl surface from the Vetrazzo By Laura U line.

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Top 5 Best: Places to Source Stones & Composite in Houston

Throughout our ten years in business, we have seen some truly stunning homes over the years. The ones that always seem to make us do a double-take usually contain some kind of unique stone or composite accents. Each stone is like its own little work of art – taking kitchens, bathrooms, entryways and more to the next level. Whether it’s a hint of quartz or a complete marble overhaul, we are wild about stones and composite, and always jump at the chance to incorporate them into our designs!

There are a handful of Houston showrooms we rely on to supply the highest quality materials for our clients, and we are so thankful to call them our partners. Want to know how we give our designs the looks that really pop? Keep reading to learn more about our favorite stone and composite showrooms in Houston!

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High Point Market: Day 2

If you missed my day one recap of the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour earlier this week, stop what you’re doing and check it out before you read any further! There were far too many fabulous designs the first day for you to miss out.

Caught up? Great! Now, let’s move on to uncovering all of the inspirations from day two.

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High Point Market: Day 1

As I mentioned last week, I recently had the pleasure of joining a group of fabulous designers from across the country for the Design Bloggers Tour at the spring High Point Market. During an action-packed 48 hours, we toured the showrooms and viewed the newest introductions from the very best of the interior design world.

Read on for all of the details and my favorite finds from day one of the Tour!

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High Point Market in 48 Hours

What a whirlwind the last couple of weeks have been! I recently returned from an amazing vacation in Cartagena, Colombia celebrating the wedding of two fantastic people (I highly recommend a trip if you have never been!), and right before we headed out on our Colombian adventure, I was “on tour” in North Carolina.

No, I haven’t left the interior design world in pursuit of a musical career, but I was lucky enough to be a member of the Design Blogger’s Tour at the spring High Point Market. Presented by the fab team behind the Design Blogger’s Conference, the tour brought together a fantastic and diverse group of design bloggers for a two-day tour of some of High Point’s best showrooms and events with the best and brightest minds in design.

Read on for more details about my 48 hours on tour at High Point Market!

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