LAURA UMANSKY

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President and Creative Director of Laura U Interior Design – has become a sought-after talent for her bold aesthetic and polished, livable interiors. The Texas-born designer’s influence extends far beyond the company’s Houston headquarters and her portfolio represents a diverse roster of clients. Her Classically Current© style incorporates clean lines with striking details to bridge the gap between high design and practical living. As a mother of two, Laura’s ability to strike a balance between luxury and livability is anchored in her quest for a space that is chic, comfortable and equally functional.

Laura has been drawn to the creative arts since childhood. In her elementary years, she swapped coloring books for sketch pads, drew floor plans and rearranged furniture in her family home. Laura went on to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin and cultivate a continued passion for photography. She honed her technical skills further by earning a Master’s degree in Architecture at the University of Houston. Post-grad, Laura joined a resort design group, where she gained specialized experience designing luxury vacation homes. In 2006, the Central Texas-native marked a personal milestone when she launched her own company before reaching the age of 30.

Over the past decade, Laura U Interior Design has grown into a multi-faceted business with projects spanning the globe. Studio U, the company’s collaborative workspace in Houston,presents clients with the convenience of a retail location and a professional service model for designing interior spaces.

The team has also opened an office in Aspen, CO, which will draw upon Laura’s experience with destination interiors. Laura U Interior Design’s impact on the industry spans beyond its turnkey home design solutions. In 2015, the company introduced designDASH© – an innovative online platform that offers interactive technology to industry professionals and design-savvy clients.

Laura has been honored with prestigious awards, including Best of Houzz; National Gold List from LUXE Interiors + Design; numerous ASID awards for outstanding interiors, including Best of Show 2012; Leader in Design from the Houston Design Center; and Design Star on the Rise from the Decorative Center of Houston. She is also an active member of the interior design community as an Allied Member of ASID and an Associate Member of AIA.

Laura currently resides in Houston with her husband, Michael, and twin daughters, Liv and Ryan and travels between the company’s headquarters in Houston and Aspen.