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Last Look With Laura Umansky

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Laura Umansky of Laura U Interior Design shares how she designed this child's bedroom.

Known for her “Classically Current” style, Houston-based Laura Umansky strives to create luxurious, livable interiors. Her firm, Laura U Interior Design, won an International Design and Architecture Award last year, and her blog continues to inspire us. In this Houston patio home, Umansky shares how she makes a child’s bedroom beautiful with room for growth. 

1. I love using white in children’s rooms! It’s youthful, light and bright, and they can grow up with a white space without it ever feeling baby-ish. It isn’t a gamble if you choose the right materials like my new line of surfaces for Vetrazzo or a performance fabric from Crypton. You can install white drapery or countertops and walk away without a worry.

2. Children’s furniture definitely doesn’t have to be temporary! You may outgrow the need to soothe them to sleep in a rocking chair, but if the chair has style, it shouldn’t be tossed. Personally, I love to use a beautiful chest of drawers as a changing table. Just install a changing tray temporarily and you are taken care of for the first couple of years. Lose the tray, not the dresser, when you no longer need to change diapers.

3. A dramatic focal wall can be so impactful in an interior, and we loved the movement this motif created. One important thing to note is that this art piece is made up of decals. Once we tire of the endless train of camels, it isn’t a major undertaking to change it up.


Laura Umansky

The Industry Voices blog captures the thoughts, insights and challenges of the lighting and home decor industry from those who know it best. We want to hear from showroom managers, interior designers, trend forecasters, manufacturers and other professionals who have a unique take on the industry.

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