Our favorite accessories for styling bookcases

After all the furniture, rugs and wallcoverings have been installed, there’s one more thing you need to do – accessorize! Accessories, especially in bookcases, are a must. It creates another dimension to the design when you layer in objects of different heights, shapes, textures, and sizes. They’re the perfect finishing touch and elevate the space by adding unique, fun and personal details.

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Keeping your interior fresh over the years

Have you ever walked into a space and thought to yourself “Wow, is it just me or does my [insert any room here] look really dated?!” Don’t feel bad! When I walked into the fab 70s sunken living room in The Boulevard Show House, that was my first thought! After some slight miracle-working, that sunken lounge space is going to be the newest and best thing. Just like with fashion or music, your design style and preferences change over time.

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Laura U & the Preservation Houston Villa de Luxe Showhouse: the Writer’s Cottage

Please forgive the quality of our before pictures – they are from our iPhones!

The entire Laura U Team worked tirelessly to execute this spectacular space in just under two months. Hours and hours of work went into making this previously underwhelming room into one of the most unique in the showhouse.  Thank you to our devoted staff of designers, interns, our purchasing agent and our fabulous vendors for making this Writer’s Cottage truly come together!

See our Writer’s Cottage and all of the other Preservation Houston Villa de Luxe  Showhouse designers’ spaces in the April 2013 Luxe Magazine.

Pick up a copy today!

Room Concept

“The space is re-imagined through the eyes of a 1920’s world traveler, presently settled at the Villa de Luxe: The ‘Writer’s Cottage’ encompasses a collection from his voyage abroad. He now resides in Houston, settled to write a novel of his worldly travels as he attends to this grand estate.”

Before

 

After

Pretty tremendous transformation, right?!
We really loved the final product and were so happy to be a part of such a great group of Houston designers.

 Thank You to Our Generous Vendors:

  • MWM Construction, Mike Materna
  • Mecox Gardens
  • Carl Moore Antiques
  • Heine’s Custom Drapery
  • Custom Designs Upholstery
  • Tessera
  • Pride of Persia
  • Unique Carpets
  • Schumacher
  • Pindler & Pindler
  • Robert Allen/Beacon Hill
  • Texas Woodworks
  • Accents in Iron
  • Circa Lighting
  • Mel DeWees Fine Art