At Laura U, we specialize in creating Classically Current interiors for fine residences. We often focus our design skills on new home construction or large-scale renovations, but we also love the dive deep into apartments and high rise design! The challenge of creating an interior that is both functional for city living and elegantly appointed requires that we hone in on our client’s needs and highlight them within the space.
So, for this project reveal, I thought I’d give you a peek into this modern, sleek and super sophisticated Houston high rise home! It’s full of deep, warm tones and rich architectural details.
A Warm Welcome
As you enter the home’s foyer, warm tones greet you. It’s all about making the space fell generous and comfortable (aka, larger than it is), so we incorporated a fully mirrored wall which reflects the stunning antique doors just across from it. We then layered the console over the mirror and added lamps and a well placed, unique, large-scale accessory. Depth is added to the space by covering the ceiling in a natural mica adding a lovely dimension to the entry.
Textural details are everywhere in this space from the Balinskas old world doors that offer a collected and masculine vibe to the antique mirrored wall. Every piece was selected to reflect the warm color palette and the clients love for eclectic and unique pieces.
Modern & Streamlined
The kitchen was all about keeping the space modern and functional. Our client’s wanted the design to remain simple and streamlined with a focus on sleek and smooth surfaces and a warm, neutral color palette. So we added the shimmering backsplash and silver Arianna Pendants from Arteriors to compliment the existing cabinetry.
Our clients had requested an inviting entertaining area and plenty of storage for their growing wine collection. Our bar pulls inspiration from their travels, as well as their love for modern design. The custom 3-panel light fixture and bar front, both by 3 Form, lend a contemporary vibe to the space. The climate-controlled wine cellar is the perfect touch.
Our open plan is oriented to the Houston Skyline
Because we have an open plan, the living room, dining room, bar, and kitchen all coexist peacefully. This allows us to capitalize on the AMAZING views of downtown Houston from all of the main spaces of the home. Because the spaces are intertwined our color palette is threaded throughout each room: neutrals and softer tones were the perfect choice. Then, to add interest and create a soft separation of spaces, we used a curved sectional and wrapped it with a wood and glass console.
Every home deserves a show-stopping powder room! Our design team takes risks in these small spaces and this home is no different. The sink wall and floating vanity are clad in gorgeous white onyx. Our mirror is backlit to create a soft, flattering glow and our sculptural sconces layer the lighting in a lovely way.
This master bedroom is all about the custom designed details. We pulled the caramel and ivory tones from the living room and meshed them with bold cobalt and soft grays to create a space that is close and elegant. It all glows and pairs beautifully with the wood, marble, and mirror media wall.
Modern Houston High Rise
Designing the perfect home in the city is a fun challenge for our design team. Making a high rise feel as comfortable as a single family home with an expansive yard is one of our favorite things to do. If you have a new home in a Houston high rise, give us a shout so we can create a beautiful interior to match your fabulous view!