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 […]

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 […]