A historic home, the dining room renovated by Laura U Interior Design

How to Restore a Historic Home & Bring It into the 21st Century

Renovating a historic home is one of the most rewarding things as I do as a designer. And as a homeowner! Giving these old homes new love and new life honors their unique beauty. There’s a certain magic and romance to it. And I love marrying traditional or iconic designs with contemporary finishes. Add in some hi-tech touches, and you have a home that is renewed, livable, and functional. It’s a win/win/win.

But renovations can also be scary. With older homes, you really can’t be sure of what you’re getting into!

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Laura U Library Gets Organized

A Professional Organizer Meets Laura U: The Purge Part 2

It’s hard to believe that spring is right around the corner and that means lots of spring cleaning and organizing. Luckily, we’ve gotten a jump start thanks to the help of Cathryn Linn from the Organizing Organization. Last month we began the process of organizing one of the most important spaces in the Laura U studio – the library. Would you believe we spent more than 4 days sorting and purging?!

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LU Spends the Day in New Orleans

Art, Antiques, and Great Food – New Orleans with Laura U

It’s Valentine’s Day, and while I’m not the most sentimental person, I cannot help but get into the giddy spirit of the holiday of love. To me, V-Day is a celebration of all the things that make you happy. Whether you’re married or single, whether you find joy in your kids or your work, take some time today to embrace the love you have for whatever it is that makes you happy.

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