Greener Homes and Offices

Green building and design are both becoming increasingly important to nearly every home and business today. Between the energy savings, the healthier environment to live and work in, and the environmental impact, there’s a lot of positive benefits to going green. Many commercial offices have already begun making the switch to more eco-friendly materials; now […]

Umlauf Sculpture Garden

We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to do a private tour of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden, as well as a tour of Umlauf’s home and studio.  Charles Umlauf was a noted 20th century American sculptor who dedicated his life to the art, as well as teaching his craft at the University of Texas. […]

Barkitecture Austin 2016

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with our friends at Pretty Kennels and are designing/building a dog house for Barkitecture.  This year the proceeds from the silent austin will benefit Austin Pets Alive!  We are honored to design and build a dog house one of our favorite local charities and of course support […]

Best of Houzz 2016

We are excited to announce that we have won Best of Houzz 2016 for Service.  Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Feel free to check out our Houzz profile and follow us to learn more about how you can incorporate Our sincerest thanks for your continued support.

Urbane Design on Houzz

Houzz is a website and online community that is all about architecture, interior design, landscape design and home improvement.  It is a great way to organize thoughts and ideas when beginning a new home project.  Urbane Design always encourages our clients and to sign up and communicate with us through the website.  Check us out […]

Featured Artist- Andrea McArdle

As many of you know I am obsessed with art and love to promote local artists.  It has been a while since I have featured a local artist, but we are back on a blogging spree and hope to feature many more in the near future.  Check out Andrea McArdle; she does everything from portraits […]

E-Design Guide to Measuring Your Space

Measuring Guide Step 1: Using a pencil and clean, white paper, sketch the layout of the room. If multiple connecting rooms are to be designed, please show how these rooms connect and measure on one sheet of paper. Make sure to label each room for reference. Do not worry about drawing the room to scale! […]

Quick Primer for Custom Built Homes

Are you considering building a custom home? It is a dream for most people and an exciting process; only most do not realize the thousands of decisions that go into the building process. It is extremely important to hire an interior designer to lessen the burden, pare down the selections, coordinate logistics of the build […]

Open Door 2015- Client Appreciation Party

There is no better way to show our clients and business partners how much we appreciate them than to throw an amazing party in their honor.  Our passion for live music and great business in Austin collide.  Please join Urbane Design and Midtown Title during SXSW 2015 for live music and great fun!  We look […]

Passe Design Trends In 2015

1. Inspirational Phrases. I am going to say they should have never been on trend. Let’s leave the “Live. Laugh. Learn.” jazz in the elementary school classrooms! 2. Chevron. It honestly could have been given a longer run, if it wasn’t so overused! I’ve seen can openers with the chevron pattern…enough, is enough! 3. Tumbled […]