Authentic Vs. Knock-Off Furniture

Authentic Vs. Knock-Off Furniture

From time to time people ask us about the difference between knock-off and original furniture. I know the price is attractive but think about it. Knock-offs of classic designs in lighting or furniture are easy to find and don’t last nearly as long as a...
Welcome to Textures!

Welcome to Textures!

This week is the beginning of a special event for Valerie Legras Atelier, we are very happy to announce we are launching a podcast to celebrate art, design and entrepreneurship! Pushing open the doors of workshops, studios, ateliers, is like opening up a curtain to...
The art of organic design

The art of organic design

When I was going to Paris at a young age, I was always fascinated by the Metro entrances designed by Hector Guimard. Scattered throughout the streets of Paris, the elegant Art Nouveau is opening up a world of creativity! This was my first contact with this amazing...
Plant Guide-VLA Design

Plant Guide-VLA Design

Plants are in!  As the silent superheroes of interiors, they battle pollution, anxiety and stress. They also give our eyes a rest from screens, and look great indoors!  Choosing the right plant will make a big difference in the overall look of a design, and since many...
Color blocking and Bold Colors

Color blocking and Bold Colors

I love to see how color-blocking shows up across different industries: fashion, graphic design, interior design, architecture, product design and art. Colors mix to form happy combinations, which is definitely a mood lifter! The exploration of color opens up new areas...
Thinking of light fixtures as jewelry.

Thinking of light fixtures as jewelry.

I want to talk about lighting. In every design project, I think about how lighting adds to the space. Aside from the function, choosing lighting for a design is the same as picking jewelry for an outfit. Lighting, like jewelry, completes the look of your outfit. It...