Custom built home in Housotn, TX

Why We Love Working With Custom Home Builders

Each client’s story is unique. The best way to tell your story is to build a custom home that reflects you and your personality. As interior designers, working with custom home builders means we can customize every detail of the home to tell our client’s story. When we’re designing luxurious interiors for our clients, we want to make sure they complement the home’s bones.

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Your Home Organization Questions Answered

Prepped with an organized studio library and helpful tips we’ve learned along the way, the Laura U design team and I have fully embraced our freshly tidied sourcing and design space. While Cathryn Linn of the Organizing Organization assisted us with an in-office project, her team really specializes in home organization. After receiving such great assistance and information throughout this process I had to sit down with Cathryn one more time to talk to her about best practices for organization in the home.

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Our Laura U Office Remodel Reveal!

With fun new projects and collaborations scheduled throughout 2019, I decided to make getting rid of clutter and improving productivity our first order of business. So, it was time to do a little remodeling in the Laura U office. The team needed more than one place to hold meetings and our inventory needed to find a permanent home. And as the team has grown since we first moved in, they needed more room to design and source for projects.

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6 Things To Consider Before Purchasing New Windows

When I purchased the Boulevard Showhouse, one of our biggest challenges was the windows. They desperately needed to be replaced. But because the home is historically protected, it was a trickier process. The preservation society requires all renovations to remain true to the historic look of the home. So, I needed historically accurate windows that were also modern-era, energy efficient. Marvin Windows, thankfully came in with the perfect design. They presented it to Historic Houston, and now I have gorgeous windows that meet the needs of the preservation society and hot Houston weather.

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7 Ways to Combine Natural Stone and Wood from Aria Stone Gallery

7 Ways to Use Natural Stone and Wood with Aria Stone Gallery

In interior design projects, I tend to gravitate toward natural elements, like wood, glass and stone. But without question, marble is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking additions to any home. Whenever we need a gorgeous custom piece for a countertop or table, Aria Stone Gallery is our go-to. They helped us find the countertop we used in this stunning black and white powder room.

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Laura U Signature Look: Classically Current

Laura U Means Classically Current

“What is your design style?”

It’s a question I get asked all the time, especially when I’m meeting with clients for the first time. And it’s one of the most important questions to ask when you begin working with an interior designer. After all, you are looking for someone to design your home, your sanctuary. A place to build a beautiful legacy for years and generations to come. It’s critical that you and your designer are on the same page.

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The historic home renovation resource guide

Home Renovation Interior Design: A Resource Guide

One of my biggest joys has been renovating the BLVD house and making it my own. As many of you know, this home was not in the best condition when Michael and I purchased it. Soggy walls, a wet basement, an addition that seemed to be held together by magical forces…all of these issues and a few more plagued this home.

But my passion for home renovation interior design allowed me to see the beauty behind its many flaws. Still, I knew that it would take a lot of work. I needed a lot of great people to see my vision and make it a reality! That’s why I’ve created this guide.

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