The staircase is one of the main focal points of your home’s entryway. Since many parties and gatherings begin with your guests coming in the front door, it’s part of the first impression they have of the space. So having a staircase that represents you and your home to is key.
Velvet is synonymous with luxury and opulence. It’s been around for centuries, but it hasn’t always had a place in the interior design world. Between the lack of color options and stiffness of the fabric, it’s not a material many wanted to use. But changes in fabric technology have turned this once dated fabric into something new and fresh. I’m happy to say velvet accents are making a comeback!
Statement lighting comes in many shapes and styles, but one thing is for sure – your guests will take notice! Whether your space features a gorgeous chandelier or a set of eye-catching pendant lights, fabulous lighting can transform a room much like a great statement piece of jewelry ties together a beautiful outfit.
There are three factors you’ll want to consider when selecting the perfect statement light for your space.
Interior design is about so much more than just beautiful furnishings. I believe the objects we bring into our home tell our individual story. That the furnishings, photographs on the wall, and collections on the shelf create a backdrop to the memories we make. For me, interior design is about creating a carefully curated, collected space that showcases your most loved pieces. The beauty of a collected interior comes from using pieces from different time periods and design styles – everything from mid-century mod to clean-lined contemporary, antiques, Moroccan, and chinoiserie – to tell your story.
For me, a successful interior is one that brings the vision my client has in his or her mind – and then some – to life. It’s important that every client the team at Laura U works with feels as though they are truly home when they step through their door. We strive to capture their personality and their spirit with our work.
We especially love the challenge of working with families and couples with differing tastes and styles. This dichotomy between masculine and feminine presents itself often when designing a master bedroom to fit two competing styles. In these instances, it’s our job to ensure her style is balanced with his. Then everyone is happy and feels at home living in the design.
Continue reading to learn our design secrets for successfully combining masculine and feminine styles to create a balanced master bedroom that is equal parts functional and stunning.
Whether it’s our team showing off their favorite interior design finds each month on our Team Obsessions round-up or recaps of our fabulous design discoveries from the various markets we attend each year, we love to share the newest products and ideas in interior design with you!
While I wasn’t able to visit the showroom during my whirlwind trip to the spring High Point Market, the fabulous team at John-Richard knows we MUST stay up on the newest and best. They just sent us their most recent introductions, and they. are. awesome!
Read on to see some of my favorite pieces from the spring introduction.