Jessica Love, Allied ASID INTERIOR DESIGNER / PRINCIPAL
Jessica Love has the unique ability to harness what makes her clients truly unique and bring those traits to life through interior design. As a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, she learned the rules of the trade at a young age so that she can now—strategically—break them. Jessica believes in individuality over trends and works to bring her client’s personalities through in each and every design. She is intensely creative and highly adaptable. These traits have built her a loyal clientele over the last 18 years who value her transparency and the ease she brings to the design process.
Jessica believes that confidence in our lives begin with a well-designed, carefully thought out home. She brings this sense of empowerment not only to her own clients, but to her community through volunteer positions with local non-profits like Big Brothers Big Sisters. Additionally, she serves on the board for Ten Thousand Villages and partners with Austin Habitat for Humanity as the beneficiary of her annual music showcase, Open Door Showcase, during SXSW. As a huge animal lover with two rescue pups of her own, Jessica has volunteered in the past for Austin Pets Alive! and Barkitecture. She also just launched her own 501c3 called Design Changes Lives, whose mission is to design spaces for children in order to build confidence, empower and improve the quality of their lives.
Claire Gorenflo Senior Interior Designer
Claire Gorenflo is an artist in many respects, and she has a passion for designing interesting and functional spaces for each individual. With a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, she has over seven years of experience working within the industry. She has commissioned numerous design styles and eclectic spaces for her clients, and she has the ability to hone in on a specific vision and bring it to life. Her priority is to ensure that the design process is both fun and enjoyable for the client as she oversees each project from concept to completion. She conducts and oversees drawings and renderings for projects, manages all contractors and vendors, and is with her client every step of the way. As Senior Designer, she is dedicated to understanding each client’s unique needs and desires, and she will collaborate with all parties to ensure that the end product is exquisite.
Claire dabbles in all forms of art including recording music, playing the piano and ukulele, painting, and creating new dishes and desserts in her kitchen. She is excited about individual expression, and creating spaces and experiences that are enjoyable for others. Claire is able to bring her unique eye to each project with an array of artistry in mind and design specifications for each vision.
Mary Cat Nardecchia INTERIOR DESIGN ASSISTANT
Growing up, Mary Cat was drawn to interior design shows on television. She enjoyed watching the “easy” parts of interior design, and as she grew older, she began to take note of the work that went into bringing those beautiful interiors to life. She would drive by construction sites and note the details of the structure being built, like floorplans and the materials used. She went on to graduate from the Art Institute of Austin in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design and became an expert renderer, bringing her own structures to life through precise digital techniques. As an interior design assistant at Urbane Design, Mary Cat puts her exacting eye to good use as an AutoCAD specialist. She is able to give our clients a detailed look into their future space. She is also responsible for on-site measures, taking notes at initial consultations, ordering and tracking materials, and setting up design trade accounts with numerous vendors. Every successful project includes Mary Cat working tirelessly behind the scenes.
Mary Cat’s personal interior design style is eclectic and bohemian. She loves when old world pieces intertwine with modern—like a straight line sofa and a quirky side chair living together in perfect harmony. She’s always up for a challenge, which makes mixing styles and textures right up her alley.
Callie Longoria OFFICE MANAGER
With her eye and talent for organization and streamlining processes, Callie Longoria is an essential part of the Urbane Design team. As office manager, she keeps our business running smoothly and efficiently on all fronts. While our clients work directly with our designers, Callie ensures that the logistical side of the design process runs systematically and proficiently. With a bachelor's degree in business and an emphasis in marketing and fashion merchandising from Baylor University, her love of design and coordination fits perfectly with our company and mission. She has years of experience managing both large corporations and small businesses, and she prides herself on her leadership, communication, and innovation skills.
Callie makes Urbane Design’s creative concepts a professional reality by combining the two worlds of business and design. You can find her in the great outdoors, hiking and camping with her husband and children in her free time. A nature lover at heart, she enjoys drawing, painting, and creating jewelry with natural elements, such as wood, stone, and metal. She believes that whether you’re spending time designing a home or a piece of art, the process and outcome should be unique to you.