It’s Awards Season y’all! And Laura U starts strong at the ASID Ruby Awards!

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.

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Trends & Highlights from fall High Point Market

When you want to learn about the latest in fashion, you watch runway shows or read your favorite fashion mag. When you want to learn about latest happenings in the design world, you go to High Point Market. It’s the largest furnishings trade show in the world and the best place to source the hottest products and learn about trends in interior design. I’m so excited to share what I did while I was there last week and give you a sneak peek at some of my favorite trends and pieces. So let’s jump in!

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Viva La Vida..In Vegas! Las Vegas Market: Day Two

Viva La Recap? By now I’m hoping all of you are up to speed on all our exciting finds from our first day at Las Vegas Market.

We saw some great pieces on our 1st venture through Las Vegas Market and the 2nd day didn’t dissapoint! It was a whirlwind of great finds, tons of showrooms and zero downtime! I’d say day two of LVMKT was our busiest for sure. So let’s just dive on in!

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What happens in Vegas… get’s detailed here! Las Vegas Market: Day One

The Laura U Team kicked off the month of August in the lively city of Las Vegas! A couple of weeks ago we jetted off to Sin City and the Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market. Over the course of 2 days, we soaked up all the inspiration we could handle from our favorite design houses showcased at the World Market Center. We also hit up the fabulous hotels, bars, and restaurants for a healthy dose of design inspiration. Super excited to share all our biggest discoveries and noteworthy finds from the city that never sleeps!

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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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Join Me on Tour!

It’s almost that time of year! The 2017 High Point Market is just around the corner and I am so excited to join an amazing group of fellow designers as a member of the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour. Together, we will give you an inside look at the showrooms, new collections, designs and all that the spring Market has in store.

Mark your calendars for April 22 – 26, and be sure to follow our Market adventures and discoveries using the hashtag #designbloggerstour on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

As always, you can also check back here after the Market for complete recaps of my experience and favorite finds from the week-long event. In the meantime, check out my top picks and recap from my time as a 2016 High Point Market Style Spotter, and let me know what you are most excited to see or learn about this year!

XO, LU

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Fresh Arts: The Cineball!

It’s almost time for one of my favorite events of the year! The annual Fresh Arts gala is this Friday, February 24 and this year’s theme, The Cineball, is all about the movies. I’m always a fan of any excuse to dress up and plan to rock my best Cruella Deville look for the event.

While the costumes, glitz and glam will make for a fab evening no matter what, I am most excited for the event because of the cause it supports. Fresh Arts, as an organization, is dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston’s arts community and works hard to ensure Houstonians have access to a thriving, innovative and diverse arts sector. Its work includes providing programming and services to assist local artists in their professional development and offer them access to resources needed to pursue a passion in the arts.

I’ve always believed access to the arts and encouraging young people to pursue careers in this field are vital parts of a thriving community and encourage anyone with an interest in Houston’s arts scene to get involved with this awesome organization (it helps that they throw really fun parties, too)!

If your calendar is open this weekend, tickets for The Cineball are still available, so you can join us to see for yourself what all the fuss is about!

See you there,

XO, LU

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