My team and I love the start of a new year, as winter begins to fade off (or in the case of Houston, come and go periodically) and spring begins to bloom, sparking fresh inspiration. With all the new designs, amazing colors and fab patterns, we can hardly wait to share our favorite January finds!

Read on to see what we are obsessing over as we kick off 2017.

Wallpaper inspiration

Camel Leather

We are designing a project in LA, right now, and I am in love with the whole vibe! Easy Cali living with some mid-century influence (hence the camel colored leather) and a dash of cool boho. Think Victoria Hagan marries Vincente Wolf and they have a baby named The Jungalow. A very chic family! – Laura Umansky, President and Creative Director

Nature wallpaper

The Flat by Michael Amato from The Urban Electric Co.

Most designers know that sourcing a great flush/semi flush ceiling fixture isn’t easy. So, when I set my eyes on The Flat by Michael Amato, I fell in love.  Not only is the light stylish, it comes in varying heights, as well as finishes and can work anywhere! – Letecia Haywood, Principle Designer

overhead lighting                                                                        The Urban Electric Co.

“Lips” Wallpaper by Voutsa

I have a love affair with wallcoverings and my current obsession is the “Lips” wallpaper by Voutsa, especially with Valentine’s Day right around the corner! This paper is perfect for a bold and sexy powder room or dressing room. I can’t wait to find the perfect project for this daring paper! – Shannon Smith, Associate Interior Designer

Wallpaper ideas                                                                         Lips wallpaper by Voutsa


Wallpaper inspiration                                                                         Lips wallpaper by Voutsa


Lip wallpaper                                                                        Lips wallpaper by Voutsa

DaLo Ceramics

My heart has been stolen by the one of a kind artwork pieces by DaLo. “Dalo” is a shared signature used by two contemporary French ceramists working together since 2007: Daniel Derock and Loïc de Bailliencourt. Their hand molded, biomorphic sculptures with figurative lines and a primitive aesthetic, portray values dear to their hearts, such as hope and solidarity. Recurring characters, including the “Idole” and “Serene”, weave a link between the pieces and project us into an imaginary and original world. There is just something about his sculptures that intrigue me and at the same time calms my restless mind. – Shenay Keyes, Interior Designer

DeLo                                                                     Ceramic Lamp Base by DaLo


DeLo lamp                                                                     Ceramic Lamp Base by DaLo


DeLo vases                                                                                Ceramic Vases by DaLo


The Tan Lines Outdoor Umbrella from Basil Bangs

I love a quirky accessory and this outdoor umbrella checks off all the boxes – unexpected fringe, chic, yet on trend color combination, and a fun, graphic print.  It may be the mild winter we’ve had here in Houston, but I can already picture myself using this for a beach trip, a quaint picnic near the Menil, or a boho summer dinner party. – Blair Foster, Associate Designer

Umbrella                                                                     Outdoor Umbrella from Basil Bangs

The Pavage Imprimé Fabric Collection from Hermes

 This fabric collection is one of my favorites! The colors are rich and vibrant, and the pattern could work well in so many spaces whether they are traditional or contemporary! Currently keeping my eye out for the perfect piece to put it on. – Lexi Fink, Design Assistant

Hermes style                                                                     Pavage Imprime’ by Hermes


Hermes                                                                      Pavage Imprime’ by Hermes


Hermes patterns                                                                       Pavage Imprime’ by Hermes


As you can see, January has totally given us spring fever! I hope you enjoyed my team’s fab finds as much I did and don’t forget to check back to see what notables we find in February – I for one can’t wait! If you want an extra dose of design inspiration, check out my Pinterest and Instagram.



Laura U

Laura Umansky is a story-teller at heart. Her unique perspective and tailored design process empower her to create singular interiors for clients all over the world.

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