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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Featured Artist- Cody Hooper

Art! Art! Art! …and more Art! I just cannot get enough! I love discovering new artists and sharing their work with anyone and everyone I can. Cody reached out to me via Facebook suggesting that I incorporate one of his pieces in a room I designed- I admire his boldness- and rightfully so, his art […]

Featured Artist- Eagles’ Nest Artistry

Brian Allen-Aguilar is a brilliant, self-taught craftsman.  Like many Austinites’, he is proud to use raw materials, all locally grown and fabricated.  In the beginning, Brian had no formal training in carpentry, only a basic understanding of sanding and applying varnish.  With a background in Political Science, he was forced to use the trial and […]

Fabulous and Original: Holiday Ornaments that Excite!

Have you been searching for the perfect holiday ornament? No need to look any further…I have done the searching for you and found the perfect, unique ornaments that will make your holidays sparkle- they are all completely original and handmade! If you know me, you know that the holidays are not particularly my favorite time […]

Featured Artist- Anna Sprage

Anna Sprage is a Houston based artist with a background in theatre and music.  While on bed rest from a difficult pregnancy and unable to play her violin or guitar, she picked up a paintbrush and the rest is history.  Her newfound love of painting got her through a very difficult time in her life […]

Elegant Holiday Banister Decor

Party decorations can cost a fortune and may not be used on multiple occasions; my friend Rose Mary revised instructions taken from a magazine and created this elegant Halloween themed banister cover.  This same idea can be used to create a holiday banister as well!  Quick tip:  Leave your banister cover up for multiple holidays.  […]

Featured Artist- Cheryl Finfrock

Cheryl Finfrock is an Austin based artist with an impressive resume featuring years of selected solo exhibitions, juried exhibitions and group exhibitions.  Her work has been shown in galleries as far as Berlin, Germany, Sofia, Bulgaria, Olomouc, Czech Republic and Paris, France- as well as an extensive number of galleries in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, […]

Featured Artist- Edgar Medina

Edgar Medina is an amazing, passionate and self taught artist.  He is driven and his creativity shows through his art.  I proudly display one of his earlier paintings on my bedroom wall- one that I gifted to my boyfriend a couple of years ago for his birthday.  I hope to have the opportunity in the near […]

Uncommon Objects

Unique, unusual, unexpected and unquestionably uncommon express what you might find any given day at Uncommon Objects.  It is without doubt my favorite local shop, I make an effort to visit monthly and take guests regularly!  Stacks of assorted treasures provided by different vendors fill the space, most sections are brilliantly color coordinated and you […]

Featured Artist- Justin Garcia

As a self proclaimed art aficionado, I have decided to dedicate a monthly blog to a chosen artist in order expose their work and offer inspiration to my readers. Justin Garcia is among my favorite artists, he uses brilliant colors and incredible textures that instantly capture ones attention. All of his pieces adds an astonishing […]