Feng Shui in Hallways

Hallways connect the rooms and floors of our homes and are the passageways through which we, along with the vital energy that nurtures our homes, travel.  We like to approach hallways as a room and adorn them with their own unique qualities.  The longer, thinner and darker a hallway, the more people are compelled to […]

Urbane Design Receives of Houzz 2017

Urbane Design of Austin, Texas Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017 Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World [Austin, Texas], January 13, 2017 – Urbane Design of Austin, Texas has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The established, full […]

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 […]

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. […]

Holiday Decor

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 […]

E-Design Guide to Measuring Your Space

Measuring Guide Step 1: Using a pencil and clean, white paper, sketch the layout of the room. If multiple connecting rooms are to be designed, please show how these rooms connect and measure on one sheet of paper. Make sure to label each room for reference. Do not worry about drawing the room to scale! […]

Henrichson Before/ After Kitchen

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 […]

Nguyen Breakfast

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! […]

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Reviving Interior Spaces

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