How to Create a Home that Supports your Well-Being and Reduces Stress

Your home should be your sanctuary, a place away from the stress and chaos of the outside world. While that sounds good in theory, it can feel more difficult to create a warm and soothing home environment in practice. So, if you are ready to create a home that supports your well-being and reduces stress, […]

8 Ways to Optimize Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

Part of quality design is building functionality. In styling your bedroom, it is important to optimize your room for quality sleep, making it a sleep haven. Confidence starts at home; having the right sleep environment and sleep hardware is essential for building a warm, tranquil atmosphere. Whether you are designing on your own or using […]

A Beginner’s Guide:  Working with An Interior Designer for The First Time

I have wanted to write on this subject for a while as I personally work with a lot of first timer’s, as such I have spent a significant amount of time note taking and collecting data.  If you have never worked with an interior designer before, the idea of hiring someone can feel like a daunting […]

Know The Difference: Quartz vs. Quartzite

Many of our clients ask us, “what is the difference between the two?” We are here to break it down for you. Quartzite is a natural metamorphic stone, quartzite is created when sandstone is under a lot of extreme heat and pressure from compression of tectonic plates in the earth’s crust. The stone is then […]

Classic Interior Design Ideas For Small Homes

Gone are the days of people wanting big, extravagant homes. Now, people are more interested in downsizing to smaller homes that require less upkeep and give them more money to do things they love. Although the home is smaller than average homes, homeowners do not need to sacrifice style and design. Here are some great, […]

Urbane Design is Featured on Houzz

Urbane Design was hand-picked by Houzz to be featured in an editorial ideabook on the home page of Houzz.  The article is about how to choose a ceiling fan, check it out here.  You can find our featured photo under “Outdoor Ceiling Fans” or just look below… The fan is pretty cool, but how about […]

Why Hire a Designer and what is the Difference between and Interior Designer and a Decorator?

Interior designers specialize in creating a home environment that supports the health, safety and welfare of the client.  Interior Design involves many practical and procedural considerations that affect comfort, function and safety. A good interior designer conveys an objective, creative and critical eye as well as an artistic flair to your home.  Equally important, a […]

How to Make Your Home Elegant and Environmentally Friendly

Green living is more than a fad. It is a conscious way of existing that more and more people are embracing every day. For those who have been researching and implementing environmentally friendly elements to their homes for years, green living is essentially second nature to them. But for those who are in the process […]

How to Find a Mattress That Fits Your Antique Bedframe

How to Find a Mattress That Fits Your Antique Bedframe An antique bedframe can offer a beautiful aesthetic for your bedroom, but it can be harder than you think to find a mattress that fits the frame appropriately. Not all antique bedframes take today’s standard size mattress, so finding a match can be a challenge. […]

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 […]