Laura U Designs a Show House Fit For Slumber Parties and Cocktails Alike

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Dec 4, 2017 8:31:00 AM

 

 

At home and at work, designer Laura Umansky lives out her philosophy of livable luxury for interiors. Since purchasing her family home, a 1925 Tudor Revival, and undertaking a complete renovation teaming up with Newberry Architecture, Laura and her team have taken the concept of fabulous meets functionality to heart. Not only will this home be a place for Laura and her husband Michael to raise their two young girls it will also stand as Boulevard Show House opening  in 2018 with tickets benefitting Preservation Houston.

Keywords: Vetrazzo by Laura U, Classic Black, Fair Pearl, Aqua Current

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The White Quartz Alternative: 5 Neutral Countertops That Sparkle

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Nov 28, 2017 10:37:22 AM

If you love a neutral but feel numbed out by white quartz or bored by beige granite, do not give up hope for your kitchen or bath design.

Keywords: Umbo White, Palladian Gray, Cubist Clear, Martini Flint, Neutrals, Fair Pearl

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Cali Couple Brings The Beach Inside For A Coastal Kitchen With Turquoise Recycled Glass Countertops

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Oct 18, 2017 1:07:18 PM

Lita and Lonney Mills knew that when they could finally upgrade their kitchen they'd fill it with the tones and sparkle of the Pacific Ocean.

Keywords: Bretagne Blue, Coastal kitchens, Beach chic kitchens, Coastal colors

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Cool, Calm and Collected: 6 Recycled Glass Countertop Pairings for BEHR's New Color of the Year

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Sep 26, 2017 2:50:40 PM

 

BEHR’s Color of the Year: In the Moment T18-15 is a nature-inspired, soul-soothing hue that brings the outdoors in. A cool, tranquil, spruce blue (blue, gray and lush green combo), In The Moment is meant to create a soothing atmosphere within the home.

Keywords: Palladian Gray, Cubist Clear, Coffee House, Fair Pearl, Aqua Current, Match Up, BEHR Paint

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A Contemporary Resort-Inspired Home With A Kitchen Reflecting the Ocean

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Sep 13, 2017 10:57:49 AM

 

 

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on Jupiter Island, FL, is a contemporary residence that is both polished and sophisticated. Designed by architect Mitchell O’Neil and interior designer H. Allen Holmes for an adventurous Annapolis, MD couple, this resort-inspired custom home is the ultimate seaside experience.

Keywords: Palladian Gray, Kitchen design, Coastal kitchens, Beach chic kitchens, Coastal colors

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This Hillside Home Brings The Outdoors In With Bistro Green Recycled Glass Surfaces

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Aug 3, 2017 9:43:14 PM

 

Tucked away in Westchester County, New York, is a modern architectural gem with long fluid lines and sharp edges, emerging from the natural bluestone and grasses of its surrounding landscape. It’s a hillside home of contrasts, inside and out, where rough rock meets glossy glass and rooms are flooded with light funneled through a giant glass cube called The Pavillion. 

Keywords: Bistro Green, eco-friendly countertops, Bartops, Nature-Inspired Kitchen

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This Classroom Teaches Sustainability Right at the Counter

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Jul 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

 

Farming, cooking and eating sustainably are all good things. But living sustainably can be more than just that. Knowing about the source of the food you consume; how it’s grown, raised, caught and prepared – that sort of connection is very important to some people.

Keywords: Environmental Impact, Glass House, sustainability, eco-friendly countertops

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Bright Coastal Kitchens with Fresh Summer Inspired Designs

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Jun 9, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Summer is calling and those jewel colors and sandy neutrals of the coastline are making their way into kitchens across the country, waterfront zip code or not.

Keywords: Coastal kitchens

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4 Millennial Pink Pairings To Make Even Your Countertops Blush

Posted by Steven Schrenk on May 19, 2017 12:28:03 PM

Millennial pink has taken over everything, and don’t expect it to go away anytime soon. From fashion, hair color, and makeup palettes, to paint colors, furniture and kitchen appliances, this cheeky, sincere, and nostalgic color has invaded the lives of not only millennials, but also gen xers.

Keywords: Bathroom countertops, Kitchen design, Coastal kitchens, Fair Pearl, Aqua Current, Retro designs, Millennial pink

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Meet Our Latest Color Editions Featuring Laura U

Posted by Steven Schrenk on May 5, 2017 4:41:39 PM

This month we kick off a design collaboration with Laura U Interior Design on a new line of recycled glass surfaces - four colors from neutral to vibrant - each embodying Laura’s design ethos, Stay classic. Be current.

Here, Laura Umansky, the designer behind it all, talks with us about her new line of colors: Vetrazzo By Laura U, each inspired by the designer’s commitment to beautiful, timeless design with worry free products.

“At Laura U, we look to the past for inspiration, but we’re fashion-forward,” Laura said. “We also believe strongly in livable luxury. Our clients should have beautiful, luxurious interiors that also perform well for everyday realities. You need to be able to live in your home, and Vetrazzo embodies both of those key points of our philosophy.”

Keywords: Vetrazzo Colors, Vetrazzo by Laura U

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Mindfully Made

Recycled Glass Countertops

Vetrazzo recycled glass surfaces were hatched in Berkeley, CA in 1996. With 16 of our colors boasting Cradle to Cradle Silver certification, our commitment to sustainability is more transparent than ever.

Truly a great American innovation, Vetrazzo is the original recycled glass surface proudly made in America.

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