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 […]

Barkitecture Austin 2016

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with our friends at Pretty Kennels and are designing/building a dog house for Barkitecture.  This year the proceeds from the silent austin will benefit Austin Pets Alive!  We are honored to design and build a dog house one of our favorite local charities and of course support […]

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 […]

Carpet Cushion

Proper cushion makes carpeting more comfortable underfoot, provides insulation and noise reduction and most importantly prolongs carpet life.  Much attention and energy is devoted to selecting carpet, but pad is a crucial part of your flooring and should not be forgotten.  Don’t go cheap because it is hidden- think of it as insurance that will […]

Carpet

Carpet is the top floor covering choice in the United States.  It is soft underfoot, forgiving of less than perfect subfloors, available in thousands of colors, weaves and textures, dampens sounds and can be budget friendly.  The most important factor in choosing carpet for your home is to understand your lifestyle and select carpet that […]

Who Said Wall Paper is Outdated?

Wall paper was once considered boring and old fashioned.  Not anymore- wall paper is back in a big way!  No longer a blast from the past, it is an outstanding way to add dimension, texture, style and color to a room.  Today’s papers may feature metallic, cork, silk, sisal, hand-painted, bamboo, murals and much, much […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]