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ArtVIA is an award winning interior design boutique located in Houston, Texas. Artvia means a Way of Art. We express our way of Art for you, by styling your surroundings at Home, at Work and Fashion for you through our designs and through our curated line of fashionable and decorative collections.
Our design concepts incorporate innovative ways and unique perspective yet we appreciate classically inspired styles. Our design principles are rooted in the Art of Things chosen Well rather than often, we believe in the fine quality, authenticity, passion and craftsmanship of our service and the products we use. We are inundated these days with cheap, low-quality fast sale & instant gratification items in every aspect of our lives. That in turn just cheapens our life quality, impacts our health, mental well-being and stresses us to amass quantities of stuff. Instead artVIA strives to focus on designing valuable long-lasting environments with items that have been well designed, manufactured with love & care and creativity. We strive to create spaces that can really enrich your life. The beauty and functionality of our design spaces flow and create the atmosphere you want while offering great proportions in scale, sizes and colors.
Our clients trust us to provide the design knowledge and deliver our expertise so that they can focus on what they do best and let us create the extraordinary design transformation of their spaces. We offer professional execution using proven principles of analytical problem solving, and a budget driven approach, keeping our promises and offering clear communication throughout the project.
Design can be confusing, but it starts as a desire to improve, transform and change how we feel about our surroundings. The next step is to entrust your design projects to us, a design team which can deliver exceptional results. Are you ready to dare and follow your dreams?
Ariana Smetana is originally from the European city of Zagreb, Croatia, a city that is over 900 yrs old with amazing architecture, art, and culture that spans everything from old to modern. She grew up in a home where both parents were graphic designers in the printing industry, which began her love of color, and design. From a young age, she was intrigued by fashion design, and with the help of her mother’s sewing abilities found ways to express her creative nature in a fashion forward look that was her signature trait. Her artistic and design abilities however were not fully realized until 2008 when she decided to leave the corporate world, and integrate her extensive corporate background with her artistic skills to found artVIA.
Her design sensibility has been influenced and inspired in many ways by living in Zagreb as well as London,UK and traveling through much of Europe. The beauty of those European cities’ architecture, museums, art and culture were the foundation for her passion about art and design. Since 1997, she has called Houston home, and her inspirations have broadened through extensive travels to places within the U.S.A., Latin America, Asia and Australia.
She is drawn to bold statements in her designs such as geometric pattern and updated classical patterns in unexpected colors. Beige is boring, she says, and in her designs she prefers pops of bold colors mixed in with softer sophisticated shades while creating unexpected combination of styles and juxtaposition of elements. She mixes various design periods such as traditional, mid-century and modern in unique and sophisticated ways. She sees design as self-expression and an avenue to express each client’s uniqueness at Home, at Work and for Personal beauty.
Giving back is a way of life for Ariana, who is committed to giving back through her work and support for numerous community organizations. Dear to her heart are social and community issues which focus on women and children. As a mother, caring for children’s issues is a natural focus -providing a better future to the world through healthy and happy children. She passionately believes that empowering women will create a world that is a better place for us all. She has served as a long standing member and Board member for the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, whose mission is to empower and help women reach new business heights. She also has devoted her energy and time into supporting Recipe for Success, an organization for combating childhood obesity, along with supporting the Children’s Assessment Center which provides services to sexually abused children. She feels fortunate to be able to help others and support many philanthropic causes that make a difference in our community and our future. Please check out the community organization websites to learn more about these great organizations!