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 15 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.
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.
Rachel Tague Interior Design Project Manager
The belief that you can either be numbers-oriented or creative, but not both, does not apply to Rachel. Her original career path was a high school math teacher. After her first year of college, she realized she needed a new path to satisfy her creativity. So, with the encouragement of her now-husband, she switched schools and majors to study interior design, and she hasn’t looked back since.
Rachel is our residential design expert. She’s done everything from the new construction of a 17,000 square foot home to the renovation of a single powder bathroom. She’s designed Tuscan style homes, traditional houses, rustic farmhouse interiors, sleek modern smart homes, comfortable transitional spaces, decorative French style interiors, and even a bunk room for an older couple with many grandchildren. She doesn’t like the saying "form follows function" — instead, she believes that form AND function go hand-in-hand. She is excellent at taking full advantage of the given space; she believes a space should be both fully functional and beautiful with not a single inch wasted.
Rachel’s personal style is cozy, moody, highly textured and jewel-toned. You could say that “minimalism” is not her jam — give her dramatic furniture and finishes paired with dark wood tones, soft velvet textures, colors like a deep emerald, dusty navy or a muted plum and she’s a happy camper.
Katy Cornett OFFICE MANAGER / ADMIN
Katy is Urbane Design’s stellar office manager and administrator. She has a bachelor of arts from Stephen F. Austin with a focus on graphic design. Katy’s career has spanned a variety of leadership positions — most recently, she has been inspiring her clients to be their best selves as a Barre3 fitness instructor and studio manager. Customer service is at the heart of everything Katy does; she loves empowering those around her to live more fulfilled lives. At Urbane Design, Katy applies the same holistic approach to administrative tasks and helps us stay organized and on top of back-of-house duties like billing, invoicing, and payroll (she helps keep us paperless!) while also serving as a point of contact for our clients.
Katy's personal design style is clean yet colorful. Katy likes to support local artists whenever possible and is always looking for another original piece to add to her home collection.