Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Gracious Living with Laura Hunt

Today I have the great honor of featuring interior designer Laura Hunt at The Glam Pad. Not only is Laura one of my favorite designers, but she is also a dear friend and role model.

Laura Hunt is also featured today over at One Kings Lane! Click here to view her Tastemaker Tag Sale, including an amazing assortment of furniture and accessories ranging from Gustavian to Mid-Century.
The images below are just a few of my favorite examples of Laura’s work.
Laura Hunt
I met Laura while living in Dallas, and I even had the great pleasure of working with her on a PR project at one point.  She is a class act in every way. In fact, Laura is so classy that her clients often hire her to serve not only as a decorator, but as an instructor in propriety.

Now don’t Laura’s regal nature intimidate you… This Texas charmer has an incredible sense of humor.  She is a delight to be around, and her friends describe her as a real “hoot”!
Laura’s former dining room in her Manhattan apartment
Design and entertaining have been a significant part of Laura Hunt's life since her early teens, when she began cooking and decorating for her parents' dinner parties.
"I believe entertaining and decorating are synonymous," said Laura.  "Every home should be directly intertwined with the lifestyle of its inhabitants."
Laura loves to cook, and she even wrote a book for her daughter, in long-hand, featuring good, old-fashioned food, including short cuts.  This is definitely a book that needs to be published soon!
Since formally incorporating her business in 2000, Laura has become one of the most successful and accomplished designers in the world, having been named among Architectural Digest's "AD 100" Best Architects and Interior Designers list every year since 2004. 


Laura’s trademark is her custom-to-client approach. She hand picks her projects, looking specifically for those that both inspire and challenge her creativity. A consummate perfectionist, Hunt is committed to designing elegant yet comfortable interiors for her special clients, who in most cases become lifelong friends. Known for her keen attention to detail, with every Laura Hunt design, there is also a hidden bit of whimsy.
Before embarking upon a new project, Laura takes time to “live” the home and uncover the true essence of its soul.

I take pride in capturing a client’s personality and reflecting it in every single element within the home, not just d├ęcor, but details such as flowers, art, family portraits, china and linens,” she said. 

Laura also creates a signature logo or monogram for each of her projects, which is used to personalize towels, notepads, pencils, even custom phone books.
Laura has lived on four coasts, and her style tends to gravitate accordingly: Dallas (woodsy, contemporary), Aspen (outdoorsy), NYC (sophisticated, traditional), and the Bahamas (tropical). 

Her projects have ranged froom Ted Turner's "desert lodge" the Armendaris Ranch set on 350,000 acres in New Mexico, to her son's former Dallas high rise apartment that she decorated on a dime. 

A firm believer in community involvement, Hunt founded several charities during her twenties that have since raised millions of dollars for cancer and heart research, and she has served on several Charitable Boards in both Dallas and New York City.
Gracie wallpaper in the Designer Showcase Home Laura created for the Residences at the Ritz-Carleton, Dallas.

Southampton Show House.
I am a HUGE fan of the James Nares paintings.
Dallas High Rise
Don’t forget to check out Laura’s Tastemaker Tag Sale at One Kings Lane!
Additional information on Laura Hunt may also be found at her website, www.laurahunt.com. 

3 comments:

  1. WOW...she is so talented. Thanks for introducing me to her work.

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  2. wonderful, inspiring photos! thanks, enjoyed very much!

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  3. Really liked the interiors of this luxurious apartment..Amazing piece of furniture and accessories being used..

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