How To Choose An Interior Designer

Hiring an interior designer can feel like a daunting task. In major metropolitan markets, there can be dozens of designers or design firms to choose from. How do you know that you’re choosing the best team for your project? We’re here to help you feel prepared and confident as you begin vetting interior designers for…

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Backyard Design Projects to Do Before Summer Ends

If you want to get the most out of your backyard remodeling projects, the best time to get them done is right now. Summer is quickly approaching its end, which means if you want to be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor, you had better settle on what projects you want to complete…

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Psychological Effects of Color in Interior Design

Interior Design by Urbane Design Do you know that colors affect how you feel? Some colors can make you feel relaxed, tensed, happy, sad, energized, or calm. Although the concept of colors may sound straightforward and simple, there are some intricacies in it. That is why we have the interior design niche. Here, you can…

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7 Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Renovation Projects for Your Home

Living in an environmentally friendly, sustainable lifestyle is a primary concern in 2021, with real estate at the heart of this movement. Nonetheless, while people realize the importance of reducing their carbon footprint, few have an understanding of how to effectively renovate to achieve this goal. If you are struggling along these lines, the following…

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A Case Study- Big View Remodel

The owners of this Northwest Austin home needed a major revamp to their master and guest bathroom.These rooms were uninspired with large, outdated appliances and not enough functional storage space—leaving our clients feeling stressed in the space where they begin and end their day. Urbane Design was hired to conduct a full remodel of each…

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Sixth Annual Open Door Showcase 2020

On behalf of Austin Habitat for Humanity and Design Changes Lives, we invite you to support our Sixth Annual Open Door Showcase 2020. Open Door Showcase encompasses everything we love about Austin: live music, support of local businesses and most importantly strengthening our community. Special Thanks to our 2020 Showcase sponsors Urbane Design, Expressions Home…

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Urbane Design is Nominated in Two Categories for 2018 Armadillo Awards

2018 is shaping up to be a great year all around and we are filled with gratitude!  We are excited to announce that Urbane Design has been nominated in two categories for the 2018 Armadillo Awards.  This makes our 4th year to be nominated!  Good, bad or otherwise this award goes to most popular vote….

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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….

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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…

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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!…

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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…

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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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