We had the good fortune of connecting with Ashley Urban and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ashley, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
The people we encounter, or the ways we use our days, we are leaving a record of our time here. When everything is said and done, our lives will leave an impression.People will remember the impact we had on them or the memories they have with us. One way or another, our stories will be told. My mind is plagued with this idea. This idea that my life is a series of overlapping events intermingling with other people’s overlapping events. There is such a grand scale to it all; the thought that I may say something today that will have repercussions one, ten, thirty years from now. There is an overwhelming power but also an indescribable responsibility in that. The thought that I can have that much influence on another person’s life is humbling. One of the most important lessons that I want my boys to learn is that one of the best ways to live a good story is to focus on what you are passionate about in life and do that. Never settle. Passion brings out passion in others and it will amaze you how, as you begin to let your passion shine, others truly will feel liberated to do the same around you.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Design has always been a love and passion I have possessed ever since I can remember. I would always find myself trying to re-create environments with soul and meaning, taking advantage of the natural beauty in panoramas. That being said, I decided to make my passion a career. Now I spend most of my free time studying the surroundings, regardless of where I am, so that I am constantly evolving my knowledge color, light that are all in my visual atmosphere. Our goal at Ashley Urban Designs is to enhance the way you live by making the most out of your space. We are artists and designers who are able to take your personality and transform it into well designed art. The result of our craft is exceptional luxury that is tailored and timeless. We create a one-of-a-kind portrait of who are clients are, how they live, and what they love. My business is fully committed to providing each client with the space they truly need. Whether it’s designing a new bedroom or a living room we listen to each client in order to fully understand what they need, whether it is comfort, functionality, or a combination of both. We are dedicated to helping our clients fall in love with their space. We explore every corner for creative possibilities in order to come up with the best use of existing dimensions. During the process, we work closely with each client every step of the way to make sure that our creations match their taste.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
When my girlfriends and I get together we more than likely would start our day off with Brunch probably at Walnut Cafe or Benny’s Cafe followed by a good work out at a hot yoga class. After yoga we would probably treat ourselves to a manicure and pedicure, maybe do a little shopping or layout by the pool. Then towards the end go out for dinner and a few drinks, maybe go to a bar for some cocktails then call it a night.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to give a shout out to several people, all who played a significant role to where I am today. First is Kenneth Carden of the Carden Law Firm. He has been there for me through thick and thin, if it wasn’t for him I would not have started my business. Christina D. Yielding owner of CDY Art, she has been my inspiration, & my motivator. David Miller, I could not do this business with out him. He is absolutely amazing with his work, and I know I can always count on him. Not only that he as well pushes me, and motivates me and many ways. Also a HUGE SHOUTOUT to my beautiful boys Aiden & Ashton, & last but not least my father. One of the biggest lessons I learned from him is to never settle in life. Dont ever let anything or anyone hold you back from your true happiness. Do what you want to do, what your passionate about, and what your soul craves.

Website: https://www.ashleyurbandesigns.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashley_urban_designs
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/ashley-urban-bab00684
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashleyurbandesign
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/ashley-urban-designs-mckinney
Other: https://www.thumbtack.com/tx/mckinney/interior-designers/ashley-urban-designs-llc/service/383431055541911553?project_pk=401159450725924873 https://www.alignable.com/mckinney-tx/ashley-urban-designs-llc https://homeguide.com/tx/mckinney/interior-designers/ashley-urban-designs

Image Credits
David Miller & Christina D. Yielding

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