I’ve been working as an interior designer for more than 25 years, and I’ve seen countless styles come and go. If you’re like most people, you don’t want to change your home decor based on the latest whim or fashion. Instead, you want a great design that incorporates items you love – and will continue to love – for years to come.
My job is to guide you in choosing pieces to match your tastes and your daily routine. Whether your style is traditional, transitional, whimsical, contemporary, or something in-between, I’ll help you identify the foundational pieces you need to create a space that reflects your individual sensibilities. Then, we’ll work together to accessorize that space with items that add even more personality and panache. While a great piece of furniture will anchor your surroundings, finishes, accessories, window treatments, and the like are an inexpensive way to put "icing on the cake.”
I’m also a strong supporter of the "shop local" movement and embrace using the many talented artists and craftsmen we are blessed with here on Cape Cod. Urban Design's experienced team is a trusted resource to complete complex renovation projects, on time and on budget.
Education & Experience
With an Associate Degree in Interior Design and an Associate Degree in Fashion Merchandising, I’ve been an Allied Member of ASID since 1988. My list of affiliations and accreditations includes:
Degreed Interior Designer - 1992 Degreed Fashion Merchandising - 1976 Certified Master Gardener - 1988 ASID Allied Member - 1988 President Springfield (Missouri) Design Association - 1997 to 2000 Cape Cod Magazine – “Luxurious Small Spaces” September/October 2008 Cape Cod View – “Unique Urban Setting for a Cottage” January/February 2009 Cape Cod View – September/October 2013 Cape Cod Conservatory Show House - 2003 Springfield (Missouri) Designer Show House - 1997 and 1998 Zionsville (Indiana) Home Tour Designer Show House - 1995 Member of ASID: http://www.asid.org/lauraurban
Urban Design Endorsements
“Laura Urban is the consummate professional: creative and diligent. I have worked with her on three renovations: family room, kitchen, and upstairs bedrooms. Through each project Laura listened carefully to my ideas…and budget! I felt that she understood completely what I was trying to accomplish with each renovation and then was able to offer complimentary ideas.
She has a gift, in particular, for choosing colors. Who knew there could be so many shades of blue! And yet her suggestions were always “right on the money”! I would never think of undertaking any project in my home without Laura’s guidance.”
~ Kathleen Flaherty Centerville, MA
“I met Laura Urban after constructing my home in 2006. With her expertise, design sense and knowledge it wasn’t long before my home came to life with beautiful fabrics, unique color schemes and quality furnishings. Not only is Laura talented she also has the capacity to see beyond, listen to her clients and suggest several design avenues to achieve satisfaction.”
“I have referred Laura Urban to my friends and they, likewise, have been thrilled with the outcome. I continue to seek her advice and she is every ready to help in any capacity. Laura is the rare professional whose integrity and sincerity have made her such a success!”
~ Marilyn Mozian Centerville, MA
"Urban Design has completed numerous projects for my cape cod home. They have designed layout of my basement remodeling and my outside patio area. They have chosen furniture, wall art and accessories for many of my Cape Cod home rooms and worked with my general contractor to ensure that reconstruction was executed per our vision. Laura Urban has exceptional taste, is delightful to work with and always delivers on her commitments.
I have complete trust in Laura. She is the best interior designer I have ever worked with."
"I worked with Laura on furniture and curtains for my house and she made my dreams a reality! I highly recommend Urban Design Interiors!"
~ Brenda Doyle
"It was such a joy to work with Laura. She is very knowledgeable and has great ideas. She did a phenomenal job on our house, pulling it all together. We receive lots of compliments!"
"Urban Design transformed my kitchen into a showcase! Laura is very knowledgeable and was helpful throughout the whole process, from picking appliances, cabinets to fabric! She is a joy to work with!"
~ Debra Levesque
"I would give Laura Urban of Urban Design Interiors the highest recommendation. Laura responded quickly to my email as we have worked before in the past and my husband and I loved her work. Laura listened to what I was looking for and guided me with ideas and fabrics that pushed my comfort level a bit, however, in the end we were in love with our new window treatments, window seat cushions and fun coastal decor she picked out for us.
This February we asked for additional window treatments to be made for our dining area. We had two existing panels already from another project with her and loved the fabric; so we only needed four more panels to be made. When Laura came with her installer to install the window treatments, Laura and I could see a difference in the color of the background of the fabric because the fabric was from a different dye lot. Laura offered to have 2 more panels made at her cost to match the other four because she could tell I was not happy with the window treatments.
Laura is great at what she does because she has such good taste in design and great ideas for varying spaces large and small. She always communicated to us when we wanted to know costs or timelines. Lastly, Laura is a professional that always made us feel comfortable with our decisions and followed through on her commitments. She was a pleasure to work with."
~ Carol Gaucher
"Laura was extremely helpful in the renovation of our home. We bought our house in 2011 and rented it out for five years to various renters. We contacted Laura the summer before we permanently moved to the Cape and showed her pictures of the rooms we wanted to renovate. She worked with us long distance (we were living in Texas) and had to do a lot of the groundwork without us on site.
She had such a great vision for our house and transformed it in ways we would never have thought of. The house is fairly contemporary and she found ways to make it look more coastal and light. She was very much hands-on and made sure all the little details were taken care of. Not only did she see us through the project start to finish, but she also kept in touch afterward to make sure everything was the way we wanted it.
She was also very conscious of our budget and tried, whenever possible, to keep us from going overboard. A year after completing our initial renovation we contacted Laura again to discuss ideas for our kitchen. She hooked us up with a great company to give us what we wanted, and she also had a hand in helping us select materials that would complement the rest of the house. I would definitely recommend using Urban Design Interiors. We would have been totally overwhelmed if we had had to work on the renovations ourselves. Laura had wonderful suggestions and ideas, and we are so happy to have worked with her."
~Maris Van Heynigen
"Working with Laura was a pleasure! She knew my style and exactly what my taste was even before I did. The result is just beautiful!"