House of Lu

House of Lu is the heartwork of Uyen Carlson, hailing from Gilbert, AZ, where a charming acre plot serves as the canvas for her modern farm-inspired home. With her firefighter husband and a bustling family, Uyen infuses her Arizona heritage into every corner of their dwelling. “Our home’s evolution is paced with love and patience,” Uyen shares. From a revamped kitchen and refreshed baths to a newly added loft and studio barn, the Carlsons are crafting a homestead that blends rustic grace with the joy of family life.

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Creating a Coastal Haven in the Desert

This warm and welcoming modern farmhouse belongs to Uyen Carlson (House of Lu), whose signature style blends rustic grace with homesteading charm. Based in sunny Gilbert, AZ, the House of Lu home highlights a clean and airy aesthetic that still feels cozy and suited to their bustling family life. “Creating a California coastal feel in [the desert] was my goal,” says Uyen. A spacious Sylvie sectional anchors this room, located in the Carlsons’ recently-added studio barn, offering a generous platform for both family playtime and solo relaxation.

Choosing Crypton

I love that [Crypton Performance Cotton] is stain-resistant. With four kids, that is super important to us, [and] will help us maintain the longevity of our furniture.

Designing for Family and Function

Modern bench cushions allow plenty of space to enjoy the appealingly soft hand of Crypton Performance Cotton, in a creamy white shade that keeps the space feeling light. “I love the design of the Sylvie Sectional,” says Uyen. “It’s cozy with the seamless cushions, and the color Cloud is a perfect neutral; it was so easy to design around.” A hint of pattern from the plush rug and throw pillows adds just the right amount of color and texture to the neutral surroundings. “I like to style a space in many ways,” Uyen says, “[since] mixing decor can freshen up a space, and I like my main pieces to be a grounding item to build upon.” As a family of six with four young children, the Carlsons’ main priority is kid-friendly style that is easily maintained and maximizes snuggle time. “In our season of life, comfortable seating for my family to spend time together” is the most important thing of all.

Why House of Lu Loves Sylvie

The Sylvie Sectional elevated our studio barn. We will be enjoying it as a family, it’s a perfect couch to cuddle and watch movies on!