When Laura Singleton isn’t collaborating with architects in Houston or consulting with homeowners in Austin or on site in Galveston discussing ideas for a beach cottage makeover, she’s busy tending to another intregal component of her interior design business: Shopping.
“If I’m in Austin, I’m shopping for Houston, and if I’m in Houston, I’m shopping for Austin…and vice versa,” Singleton says, adding with a laugh, “and I’m shopping everywhere in-between.”
Houston native Singleton, principal designer at Laura C. Singleton Interiors in Austin, takes us on a photo tour of two completed projects, both examples of her aesthetic: An elegant blend of classic and contemporary, even modern, design combined in a timeless fashion.
"The homeowner has a very strong, Southern traditional style...and five children, all boys, and a large extended family," Singleton says of the proprietors of this 10,000-square-foot West University house. "My goal was to make the home liveable, inviting, comfortable and accommodating."
The breakfast room, with JANUS et Cie chairs for a sophisticated garden feel, leather-framed botanical prints from France in groupings, urns from Austin's Bill Gardner Antiques and happy, round topiaries from Houston's Thompson + Hanson. The chandelier is an architectural element Singleton discovered at Wendow Fine Living in Austin.