Laura Umansky

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Laura Umansky
Nationality American
Alma mater
  • University of Texas
  • University of Houston
Occupation Interior Designer
Organization Laura U Inc., Interior Design[1]
Style Luxury residential spaces[2]
Home town Seguin, Texas
Spouse(s) Michael Umansky
Children 2

Laura Umansky is an American entrepreneur and interior designer. She is the founder and president of Laura U Inc.,[3] an interior design company based in Houston, Texas.[4][5] Umansky was recognized on the National Gold List by Luxe Magazine.[6] Her company has received multiple awards from the American Society of Interior Designers.[7] Umansky was featured on the cover of HGTV Magazine.[8][9]

Early life and education[edit]

Laura Umansky was born and raised in Texas. She completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Texas, earning a degree in studio art. Later, Umansky earned her Master's degree in architecture at the University of Houston.[10][11]


Umansky founded the Laura U Collection[12] and the Laura U Design Studio in 2006.[10] The two companies are combined under Laura U Inc. and headquartered in Houston.[13] Previously, Umansky was an interior designer for Ladco Inc.[10]

Umansky is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects and an allied member of the American Society of Interior Design.[14] She works with residential properties, and designs spaces for corporate offices and hospitality interiors.[7] Umansky hosts community and charitable events such as the Houston Fall Charity Affair,[13] the Fall Art Fare,[15] and the DiverseWorks "Luck of the Draw" event in which Umansky and her husband participated on the host committee.[16]


  1. ^ "Get this look: Sliding barn doors". Fox News. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Coral Sanchez (24 June 2014). "Shophisticated Interior Design by Laura Umansky". Architecture & Design Place. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Chris Kelly (29 October 2013). "Game Changer". Modern Luxury Houston. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Mimi Honeycutt (14 August 2010). "Create a calm place to doze away the afternoon". The Denver Post. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Emily Wilkinson (28 November 2011). "Laura U Design Studio". Houston Business Journal. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Gold List 2014: Houston". LuxeSource. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "New interior design store changes the Westheimer scene: Step inside Studio U". 5 March 2014. 
  8. ^ Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien. "White Kitchen With Flair". HGTV. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  9. ^ Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien. "Moroccan Kitchen Transformation". HGTV. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c Christine Hall (16 May 2010). "Laura Umansky loves the risks her clients will take". Houston Business Journal. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  11. ^ MARENE GUSTIN (28 April 2007). "Shop talk: Eclectic items, elegant buys". The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  12. ^ Sarah Rufca (19 March 2014). "Can't afford an interior designer? These Houston firms offer budget-friendly services". The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Laura U To Host Event For Scout's Honor Oct. 14". Houston PetTalk. 12 September 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "Laura Nesbit Umansky, Allied ASID". American Society of Interior Designers. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  15. ^ SHELBY HODGE (25 October 2012). "Sexy home furniture: A Montrose boutique buzzes with art and school lovers". Culture Map Houston. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  16. ^ "LUCK OF THE DRAW 2014". DiverseWorks. May 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.