Frieze New York: Bright Lights, Fabulous Art

Hi Everyone!

Our dear friend, Mary Hammon Lee, has shared with us her experience at the latest Frieze Art Fair in NYC where she saw some incredibly impactful contemporary art. Art is such an integral part of interior design and has been the source of a large amount of our design inspiration. Mary Hammon has picked out a few of her absolute favorites from the fair that outline the true talent and unique styles that each artist had to offer.

Enjoy!

Laura

The Frieze Art Fair originated in London in October 2003, and compliments the Contemporary auctions that take place there every October. Frieze New York was launched in 2012, alongside the May New York Contemporary auctions.

Taking a ferry to the fair’s luxury tent on Randall’s Island is half the fun. The people watching is equally entertaining. But, best of all, the art!

I’ve outlined a few of my favorites below.
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Uwe Kowski

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Houston Chronicle Feature

A big thanks to Darla Guillen at The Houston Chronicle for featuring Laura U Interior Design earlier in the week. We are excited to be chosen as the first designer featured in their four questions series! We were grateful for the opportunity to share some of our latest projects as well as some of our thoughts on design.  Here’s the article, and some of the advice we had to share:

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4 questions with Houston interior design pro Laura Umansky

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This is the first installment in “4 questions,” a series dedicated to Houston’s top interior designers and the lessons they have to share. 

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Recent Press From Luxe!

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all are having a fantastic Thursday. Lots of great stuff happening here at Laura U. I wanted to share some really exciting recent press.

The amazing team at Luxe Magazine has featured Laura U twice recently. Our Parkside project was recently featured in Luxe Magazine. This was such a fun project and we are super excited about seeing it in print.

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In addition, Luxesource, the online platform for Luxe Magazine has featured our River Oaks project on their front page. You can check it out here!

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The Laura U team has been reading and inspired by Luxe for several years now, and are so grateful to be a part of this prestigious publication.

That is all we have for you today.

Until Next Time,

Laura

Beach Retreat | Guest/Kids Bedroom Reveal

Hello Again!

Spring has just begun, and we’re thinking about the beach already! Our sneak peek from back in January showed one of our latest projects in sunny Galveston, Texas. This home has us in the mood for summer breezes, with a cool drink in hand.

We are so excited to have received the professional pictures from this project (thanks Julie Soefer Photography!), and we thought we’d take a look at some of our favorite rooms these next couple of weeks: today, one of the guest bedrooms and baths!

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[ezcol_1half]The homeowner asked for plenty of space for family to spend their summer holidays, and the cozy yet airy bunk beds help fill this need admirably! (I love the way the top bunk seems to float in midair!)

With touches of the same watery cerulean accents found throughout the rest of the home, the aesthetic is bright, white, and cool—lots of family memories to be made here!

I also love the wavy pattern of the area rug (seen below, from the bath), which neatly ties in our nautical, sea-touched theme.

The bath continues the beachy theme with the beadboard detail on the doors of the cabinetry. The deeper teal blue on the cabinetry adds a little gravitas to the room. And isn’t that porthole mirror just so fitting?

Next week, we’ll feature another couple of rooms from our beach getaway project. For more of our favorite interior images follow us on Instagram![/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]015A5591[/ezcol_1half_end]

See you then!

Laura