DESIGN TREND | MASTER BEDROOM

Design Trends: Master Bedroom

We recently showed off a few rooms from one of our favorite projects here in the Houston neighborhood of River Oaks. This home was built in the ‘20s by famed Houston architect John Staub. Today’s post is set in the master bedroom, a comfortable, serene retreat, with glam to spare.

As we’ve mentioned before on the blog, we didn’t want to change the bones of this fantastic home (see our post: Inwood Before & After Kitchen Renovation). Our challenge was to modernize it for the 21st century without marring the house’s architectural beauty.

Our clients requested a serene, elegantly-appointed master bedroom. It was to be family-friendly, and updated with latest available technology.

THE CHALLENGES

  •  No overhead lighting
  • Beautiful plaster walls and ceilings that needed to be left intact
  • Updating the technology to that of a “smart home”

To give you an idea of the space, here is a look at the floorplan.

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Vintage Items | One Kings Lane Sale!

As you already know, we LOVE One Kings Lane!

Not familiar? One Kings Lane is an online marketplace that brings shoppers exceptional value on a spectacular collection of top-brand, designer, and vintage items for the home.

OKL retail specialists have hand-selected designers and antiques dealers from across the country to create a vast and eclectic mix—with hundreds of items added daily! Many times luxury items are listed for 72 hours and often sell out before the sale ends.  To gain access to these incredible sales all you have to do is sign up by entering your email when you first visit the site.

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Hunter Douglas Premieres 2014! Our favorite products!

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Every year, Hunter Douglas takes their show on the road with their Premieres events across the country. This past week I attended the Houston event! At their Premieres event, designers are invited to check out the latest product introductions and innovations. The event featured an hour long exclusive training class to learn about the latest Hunter Douglas offerings.

We were introduced to the newest products, fabrics, line updates and upgrades!  Hunter Douglas has some great new offerings for Spring 2014 including Duette Architella Trielle Elan, energy efficient honeycomb shades; Silhouette UltraGlide, one-click retractable cord shades; and Vignette LiteRise, modern roman shades with a cordless operating system.

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The Importance of Design Plans | Kitchen & Bathroom Renovation

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Two of our most common requests are for kitchen and bath renovations. You get a lot of bang for your buck when these rooms are remodeled, but often our clients want to know how much it’s going to cost for the actual construction as well as design time. They also often want to know how their remodel will affect the value of their home.

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Diverse Works | Luck of the Draw!

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We love the art scene here in Houston! Laura U Interior Design is a proud supporter of DiverseWorks (www.diverseworks.com). The DiverseWorks Luck of the Draw event is the largest fundraiser of the year. The event is on Thursday, May 15th at the DiverseWorks studio. Laura and Michael Umansky are on the host committee and would love to have friends, co-workers and supporters join them for the event.

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