Project Reveal: Modern French Country Home

Our clients loved the nature and lifestyle of being in the suburbs but also desired the modern and contemporary designs that are found in the city. So when they asked us to design a home for them to retire in, we wanted the space to bring together the best of both worlds. This retreat home (which was featured in Woodlands Lifestyle and Homes!) is a modern, efficient, no-frills space. It was designed to be functional and family-friendly but definitely isn’t light on the luxurious details.

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Project Reveal: A Classic and Bright Family Home

For today’s project reveal, we are taking a trip back to 2014. I know that a design from 4 years ago may seem a bit dated, but I can assure you, this home is anything but stuck in the past. The romantic design with modern details is the perfect representation of this sophisticated couple. A large piece of art by Angela Fraleigh in the formal living room inspired the neutral colors and soft purple hues we used throughout their home. 

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Project Reveal: Global Glamour

Our clients have a love of glamour, travel, and accessibility. They wanted a space that was luxurious, yet practical – one that their family could grow into while staying true to their roots. So when it came to designing their home, there was only one thing that came to mind…Global Glamour.

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Project Reveal: New Traditional Home

Renovations are always exciting! Large-scale remodels are one of our specialties and they allow for us to breathe new life into an older home. In this project reveal, we’re delving the details behind a lovely traditional home with gorgeous natural light and great bones.

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Project Reveal: Moody & Modern City High Rise

At Laura U, we specialize in creating Classically Current interiors for fine residences. We often focus our design skills on new home construction or large-scale renovations, but we also love the dive deep into apartments and high rise design! The challenge of creating an interior that is both functional for city living and elegantly appointed requires that we hone in on our client’s needs and highlight them within the space.

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Project Reveal: A Romantic and Modern Houston Home

We love designing interiors that are based on the key elements of classic elegance, functionality, and comfort. In this recent project, these components were our main focus. Our client has a young family and a love for travel so we wanted a space that was functional and family-friendly. The homeowner fell in love with the warm and natural hues of the desert town of Sedona and wanted to pull in the earthy textures and tones throughout her home. The result –  a design that is modern yet, soothing and comfortable all tied together within a neutral color palette.

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Project Reveal: A Youthful Classic

Classic, timeless and comfortable – these are key staples to what we do here at Laura U.  We are all about creating Classicly Current interiors for our clients, that will remain ageless for years to come. While incorporating trends in a subtle way, making sure our designs are reflective our client’s personalities! With that in mind – I love looking back on past projects and the process behind their designs…and today, we are taking it back to 2014!

I’m revealing some details behind a classically current, River Oaks home that perfectly embodies our design philosophies! Our youthful clients wanted an interior that would remain ageless, sophisticated yet playful. Ahh, I love when our tastes merge perfectly with our clients! So working with this young, growing family, Letecia Haywood, Principle Designer and I were able to design a gorgeous home that is functional, luxurious and classic. I’m so excited to share it with you!

Simple Elegance

youthful, simple and elegant foyer that is exudes livable luxury

As you enter this gorgeous home, the foyer greets you with simple sophistication! We kept this space with crisp white walls, painted in Sherman Williams Snowbound while mixing in some bold black and metallic details in the stair rail and glam, golden Maxwell pendants from Worlds Away, that lead throughout the hallway. These dramatic details add some contrast to this clean space. To complement this entryway, we added a golden accent chair dressed in Duralee fabric in Rose colorway, a console from Century and custom-made bench. This entry really sets the tone for the rest of them home.

This youthful, warm dining room is all about luxury and classically elegant accents

To the left of this luxurious hallway, you enter the dining room. This space is unique to the rest of the interior. It is more formal, keeping to more neutral, warm hues. We painted the walls a smooth brown that complimented the natural tones within the custom drapery, in Clarke and Clarke Riad Sand. We added metallic accents of gold and silver to create contrast and amped up the elegance with this Ralph Lauren Evalina chandelier from Circa. It tied in this formal space perfectly!

youthful touches of graphic prints, textures and metallics highlights this space

Across the hall from the dining, is this fabulous formal living room. Its all about graphic details and bold contrast in this space. We love this statement area rug from Jonathan Adler that really sets the tone for space. It pairs well with the luxurious fabrics of the speakeasy swivel chair, in Harlequin Arkona velvet midnight and the Bernhardt sofa in a gray velvet. These elegant fabrics are perfectly matched by a golden accent cocktail table and ebony drapery. This space is all about rich textures and tones!

Fresh and youthful, this simple and elegant family room is complimented by mixed metal accents

The family room is up next – visible from the entry of the home this space continues the clean, classic design. We kept white the dominant color here while mixing in dramatic elements of gold with our accessories, Vanguard Tully cocktail table, and chic table lamps from Robert Abbey. The pops of pastel pink and black pillows pair perfectly with the crisp custom sectional in Architex, champagne cream colorway. I love the simplicity of the space, it just feels both fresh and timeless! Plus the metallic details, consistent throughout the shelves – all the way to the console – give this space interest and character. This allows the eye to easily travel throughout the room!

Clean lines and contrasting black and white keep this kitchen youthful

The dining room and breakfast area neighbor the elegant family room. This space is equally as sophisticated. We wanted to continue the simplicity here, by contrasting white, metallics and black tones against each other. We kept the walls and cabinetry white, and painted the island black – it truly catches your eye! Then, added a touch of silver with Circa Gustavian Lanterns over the island and a Breck Chandelier from Arteriors…I know, I know, where’s the gold? Well, we wanted this space to be balanced with bold black and white and softer tones of the silver. Too much gold in this space would conflict with the glamorous accents of the family room.

youthful, and feminine tones of pastel pink and beige spread through out this room

The master bedroom is full of soft pastel hues and mixed metals – creating a glamorous space that is reflectent of our client’s style. I love how this space pulls in more color than the rest of the interior, but still keeps to the simplistic design of the home. The white, snowbound walls pair well with the sweet hues of pale pink headboard and chaise, and creams of the Salon Bernhardt nightstand. We incorporated some warmer tones within the palette by adding accents of brown and gold from the World’s Away Agusta bench and Century ‘C” table. It’s a perfect mesh of sweet femininity and glamor.

warmer hues are mixed into this youthful and glamorous powder bath

Lastly, this little powder bath is all things sophisticated. With a warmer palette of the wooden vanity and glass mosaic from Thorntree, this little space was design to be unique from the rest of the cooler tones of home. The glass mosaic pops against the white walls, making use of the small space. The Camille sconces from Circa brings a modern flare of lucite, mirroring the hardware of the built-in – floating vanity. So gorgeous!

Less is more!

From 2014 to now, this interior has not aged!

This project came together perfectly, incorporating a simple color palette and making accent pieces and accessories the stars of each space. We kept our eye out for a stand out chandelier or metallic, gold or silver, accents to really add drama to each room within this River Oaks home. It’s glamorous, timeless but most importantly livable! And I know our clients have continued to enjoy this interior every since!

I’m so glad I was able to share this project with you! It was such a blast to work on. You catch our last project reveal here or for more inspiration and peeks into past projects, check us out on Instagram and Pinterest.

Until next time,