Fabulous design aside, nothing makes me happier than spending quality time with my family and friends. This is why the holidays fill me with so much joy. Schedules finally start to wind down and everyone becomes more focused on simpler pleasures, like sharing good food, great wine, and lots of laughs.
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of leading a panel discussion at Access Design, sponsored by Diane Cowan and the Houston Chronicle. Our topic: historic home renovation.
We’re officially at the halfway point of Texas Design Week here in Houston and wow, y’all — it’s ready been so wonderful! Texas Design Week happens twice a year – Houston in the spring and Dallas in the fall – and is jam-packed with incredible speakers, continuing education events, PaperCity design awards and more. This year is especially exciting for our team because we’re ending the week with the launch of the BLVD Show House, opening this Saturday!
January is all about getting a fresh start, finding new sources of inspiration and learning about all the new up and coming products in the design world. It also means that we get to take a trip to Dallas for the Dallas Total Gift and Accessories Market – so fun! This year was even more exciting because the entire design team joined!
Happy New Year and welcome 2018! Although we love the holidays, the anticipation of a brand new year starting has got us feeling refreshed and ready to get back to work. Let me say that 2017 was a fantastic year, but I have a feeling that 2018 will have just as many exciting projects and gorgeous photoshoots. But before we get started on all the new projects we have coming up, let’s take a quick look back at some of the major highlights of 2017.
The holiday season is such a special time of year! I hope your holiday is filled with delicious food and good cheer. If your family is like me, you have some fun – and maybe quirky – holiday traditions. Whether you enjoy the light shows, plays, festivals, decorating, baking, going to see the Nutcracker, gathering for a family dinner, taking a trip or selecting the perfect gift for everyone on your list, there’s so much to look forward to.
The holiday season is here and another fabulous year is coming to a close. There have been so many wonderful memories and exciting opportunities that this year has brought, but there’s one in particular that stands out in my mind: Working with Dec My Room. This unique and outstanding charity was founded by Susan Plank and her daughter Kendall in August 2007 (the same year as Laura U was founded!). The organization works with volunteers (like the team at Laura U!) to shop and decorate a child’s hospital room at Texas Children’s Hospital. They turn what may have been a sterile space into a more cozy, personalized home-away-from-home.
As much as I love browsing social media or magazines for design inspiration, it’s always much more exciting to see things in person…which is why I love going to Furniture Market. So when the opportunity came up to attend the brand new Hotel ZaZa hardhat tour for design bloggers, I knew we had to go!
Hey Guys! I’ve got some big and exciting news over at the Laura U studio. Our Team just attended the ASID Ruby Awards this past Sunday and ended the night with not one, but SIX awards!. I am so proud of this amazing team. Their hard work, mixed with uber-amounts of talent has produced gorgeous projects over the past years. And I am thrilled to see them recognized by their Interior Design industry peers within the American Society of Interior Designers this year.