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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Inexpensive Ways to Spruce Up Your Drab Kitchen

1. Paint. Choosing a lighter color for dark, outdated kitchen cabinets will instantly brighten a space and also make it appear larger in size. Light colors also reflect light and is great camoflage for scratches, dings and dents in old cabinetry. 2. Replace Cabinet Doors. That’s right- keep the cabinet box and replace the doors! […]

2014 Design Trends

As with fashion, home décor looks come and go. We are highlighting our top ten predictions for 2014 interior design trends. 1. Painted Cabinetry Painted cabinetry was hot in 2013 and will remain strong in 2014. From crisp white to rich jewel tones; kitchens will be finished with elaborate custom cabinetry, adorned with luminous brass […]

10 Ways to Enhance a Foyer

A foyer or entryway is the entrance to your home.  This area of the home is often neglected and considered to act solely as a pass through space.  Careful design and decoration of the foyer is essential, as it gives your guests their first impressions about your home…and we all know that first impressions last […]

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 […]

Define Your Style: Country 101

In order to achieve the country/cottage style home comfort is key!  Country houses are overflowing with charm and personal style.  Furnishings might include family heirlooms or hand me downs mixed with flea market finds. One might also find a room filled with painted wood furnishings, overstuffed upholstery pieces and slipcovers.  Wall colors tend toward a […]

Define Your Style: Eclectic 101

People with eclectic style are not driven by trends and are comfortable in any number of settings.   Living spaces will invariably include an offbeat mix of furnishings- a Victorian sofa reupholstered in linen, alongside two modern chairs. These spaces may include a mix of modern art with antique furniture, or they might be styled with […]

Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring cleaning not only means giving your home a deep cleaning but de-cluttering and organizing your space to welcome the warmer seasons ahead. Relieve your senses and reinvigorate your space with these simple tips. Focus Focus on one room/space at a time. Don’t stop until one room is finished. Make sure everything has a place […]

Freshen Up with Paint

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to give a room a fresh new look is by painting the walls.  Choose hues that appeal to you!  If you are considering selling your home, stick to neutrals, such as white, ivory, beige or soft classic hues with great appeal, such as light grey-blue, tan or […]

Define Your Style: Casual 101

Comfortably informal, warm and inviting completely describe casual style.  Casual homes use simple details, plush upholstery, textured fabrics, low luster surfaces and natural materials. People are generally selective about what they bring into their homes and will only settle for well made furniture with clean lines, such as Shaker or Mission style pieces.  Furniture pieces […]

Six Quick Tips for Decorating On a Budget

Who says you have to spend thousands of dollars decorating your home?  It is possible to repurpose existing furnishings and update your interior with a few simple decorating tips!  Followed, are six specifics that should be given a lot of thought and attention in order to achieve remarkable results! 1.  Organization and De- clutter!  So […]