Urbane Design Receives Best of Houzz 2014 Award

Urbane Design of Austin, Texas Receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals Austin, Texas, February 4, 2014 – Urbane Design of Austin, Texas has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The […]

Working with an Interior Designer

Designers do more than make a room pretty!  Focusing on aesthetics such as wall colors, window treatments and fabric patterns are only scratching the surface of what we can add to your home.  We go beyond decorative concerns to ensure that your space feels harmonious at the core. What we do for you:  We envision, […]

Shop Urbane Launch

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new online store at http://shop.urbanedesignstudios.com/.  This significant milestone fully rounds out Urbane Design.  We can now provide you with a one-stop solution to all of your home good needs.  With 24 hour access, our goal is to make better use of your time and keep you […]

Announcing a Brand New World of Opportunity

Announcing a Brand New World of Opportunity A Letter To Our Clients We are proud to announce that we are changing our business name from Designer Showcase to Urbane Design. A step ahead of our growing market; we wanted an up-to-date brand which would reflect our innovative and chic design style, but most importantly one […]

Interior Design Homes Tour by ASID

The first ever Interior Design Homes Tour by ASID is quickly approaching!  The designers and homeowners are excited to open their homes to you this Saturday from 10-6pm. For all the event details including rules, maps and adresses visit www.asidtx.or/austinhometour. Overview ASID is a community of people driven by a common love for design and […]

AIA Austin Homes Tour

The 25th annual AIA Austin Homes Tour took place this past weekend, and my boyfriend and I enjoyed a lovely day together viewing some of Austin’s most beautiful homes.  We were able to start the tour in our own neighborhood-  a home that I have been eye-balling for quite sometime and have commented on how much […]

What is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of design and placement.  It is a way of creating harmony between humans and our environment to enhance our well-being.  Feng Shui literally translates to “wind-water”, and aims to maximize the beneficial movement of the chi- the universal life force in all things through an environment.  People are affected either negatively […]

Is Feng Shui for You?

Whether you are a business or an individual, Feng Shui can benefit your life. Are you tired of feeling trapped? Are you ready to attract or improve a relationship? Are you seeking a sense of fulfillment and purpose? Do you want to take your career to the next level of success? Are you buying or […]

ASID Code of Ethics

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) recently updated the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. These changes reflect the legal, social and technological environments in which design is practiced today.  It is extremely important that Interior Designers have a sound business practice and ethical parameters. I am thrilled to announce this, as I have always […]

How to Work With Your Designer

You do not have to be RICH to work with an interior designer you just have to work SMART with your designer!  Hourly consultations are a smart way to get design tips and selection help.  There is a lot that can be done in one hour, so do not be scared of the price!  I […]

Urbane Design FAQ’S

What sets Urbane Design apart from other interior design companies? We take a simple approach to design, first and foremost focusing on functionality as well as aesthetics. We work with you to design the space of your dreams, within your budget and your time frame, and to suit all of your lifestyle needs. Whether you […]

Interior Designer vs. Decorator

What is the difference between an interior designer and a decorator? In a nutshell: education and experience. A decorator is someone who primarily deals with colors, finishes and furniture and typically stays within the residential boundary of interiors. Most decorators’ work individually and without a contract. Furniture mark-ups and hourly fees vary widely among decorators. […]

Top Five Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer

1. Designers have access to a wide range of resources and know where to go to find exactly what you are looking for. Take advantage of discounts and trade only stores! 2. A designer will guide you through the decision making process, as well as offer a higher standard of living and most importantly longer […]

Builder Partnerships

At Urbane Design, our niche is working closely with builders to ensure projects are completed within the allotted time frame, budget, and most importantly, run efficiently.  With multiple years of experience, our designers possess the skills and know how to get the job done proficiently.  We will work directly with your homebuyer, so you can […]

Five Point Interior Design Process

Point One- Initial Consultation Client schedules a necessary one-hour consultation with Urbane Design to discuss design goals, needs and budget. This is a mutual interview process to get to know one another as well as to see the client’s interior space. An in-home visit is needed to accurately develop a design direction for the project. […]