Look hot, not old: Top Houston engineer reveals what to equivocate and welcome this …
January 27, 2015 - accent chair
In this new periodic series, a city’s hottest interior designers offer uninformed ideas to revitalise spaces via your home, from a kitchen to a bedroom. Let’s get started!
Whether Laura Umansky of Laura U Interior Design is putting a final touches on a Houston home, operative with clients during Studio U as they proceed “a la carte” or small-scale projects or holding caring of customers’ wishes during her new Aspen boutique, she and her group always have ears to a belligerent and eyes far-reaching open for a latest in trends.
“Working as a seasoned designer, I’m used to a unavoidable cycle of coming-and-going trends,” she says in a new post on her blog. “It’s bittersweet when a pattern, tinge or finish we couldn’t get adequate of dwindles from a selections of your favorite vendors. But, we am never unhappy with what a New Year brings.”
Umansky shares with CultureMap what’s new and prohibited . . . and what’s aged and not. Every year brings with it a new set of settlement trends.
In: Green Tones
“We have always appreciated a beauty of green, though we envision this paint will make some-more of a dash in 2015,” she says. “We quite adore worldly shades of immature like olive, and it can be featured on a confidant accent wall or as fabric on a fanciful dining chair.”
“We were saying this settlement on all from walls to bedding to rugs commencement in 2012 and via 2014,” Umansky says. “Chevron strike a stage large time, though we don’t consider you’ll be saying most of it these witty zigzags this time around.”
In: Natural Aesthetics
Watch for chiseled edges, healthy timber and unlacquered steel, she says, adding, “Materials in their healthy state lend a comfortable and authentic look. Mix metals such as steel, copper, lead and coronet for a collected feel.”
Out: Big Brass
The use of coronet in large-scale projects is vanishing from a spotlight and will substantially be “outdated,” for a time being, before a tighten of a year. “We adore this tinge for sure, though see a resurgence of comfortable gold tones entrance to a forefront,” Umansky says.
In: Photo Filters
“Photographic images from amicable media outlets such as Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest will be used as taste even some-more in 2015,” a engineer notes. “One client’s step gymnasium is filled Instagram photos from their family trips and adventures.”
Out: Completely Neutral Rooms
“While we adore a totally neutral room — what is some-more relaxed than tone-on-tone cream — we consider that a all-white space will be transposed with a some-more contrasted demeanour this year,” Umansky says. “Lots of black lacquer and ebonized woods interconnected with neutral upholstery will be en vogue.
“While we adore trends, we do rest on them to emanate a ‘Classically Current’ spaces. Mixing in a latest trend in a tiny sip is a fun and easy approach to keep your interiors uninformed and creates them easy to refurbish when something new hits a scene.”
Take a demeanour by a images above for examples of Umansky’s tips as shown by some of her possess finished projects.
In further to holding a master’s grade in design from a University of Texas, Umansky is an associated member of a American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and an associate member of ASID. Laura U was recently awarded Best of Houzz and a space on a prestigious National Gold List by Luxe Magazine.
The organisation binds some-more than 19 ASID awards for superb interiors including Best of Show 2012. Laura has been famous as both a Leader in Design by a Houston Design Center and Star on a Rise by a Decorative Center Houston.