Live | Work

Design | Transform




ArtVIA is an award-winning design firm located in Houston, Texas, centered on the Art of living + working Well for residential and commercial spaces. What we do is more than what meets the eye, as we create an experience within the environment by design.  

We evaluate and develop the workspace strategy + design from the perspective of achieving your productivity goals to improve client loyalty, employee engagement, echo brand values and enhance the culture.  We offer a cohesive approach for your corporate positioning in the marketplace, with an integrated review of business strategies and implementation into workspace solutions that align work environment design, brand identity, culture, and technology. 

Our workspace strategy focuses on making physical space an asset that stretches beyond clever interior design, architecture, furniture, and furnishings as it aims to address the important business goals and objectives by design.
                                        Space influences human behavior and that ultimately affects an organization’s performance.


The current marketplace demands different thinking and creative solutions - the success lies in cohesively connecting workspaces to your business strategy to achieve an improved customer loyalty and employee engagement through a better workspace productivity.

We offer workspace strategy + design execution using proven process and principles of analytical problem solving, design thinking 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, function and maximize our surroundings to serve the business.  The next step is to entrust your workspace strategy + design projects to us, a cross-functinal team which can deliver exceptional results.   


We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
- Winston Churchill

Meet Ariana 


Over the last decade, she has a proven track record in leading artVIA to deliver award-winning design styles and highly-praised services that her clients cherish.  Her unique mix of experince & skills not only enable her to create impactful design transformations but also she enables businesses to achieve their goals through the workspace design strategy that integrates their brand values, culture, technology and physical space together.

Ariana Smetana, also brings over 15yrs of international corporate experience, along with a unique mix of skills, knowledge, talents from analytical and financial, to the ability of creating innovative solutions to business problems through the lens of design thinking and visual & spatial problem-solving.   She has degrees is in Economics, and Interior Design, and professional skills that span over careers at PWC in London, UK, Continental Airlines and with Shell Oil in Houston TX. 

She continuously keeps her finger on the pulse of developments that impact businesses, as well as she evolves her design sensibilities and draws her inspirations through extensive travels to places in the U.S.A., Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.  Since 1997, she calls Houston home, after growing up and living in Zagreb, Croatia and as well as in London, UK. 


Ivy Designer
Remodeling and Home Design

Giving back is a way of life for Ariana, who is committed to giving back through her work and supporting 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 to her and providing a better future to the world through healthy and happy children. She passionately believes that empowering women will create a world that enriches communities, and it is a better place for us all.

She serves as a  long standing member and a 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 to our future.  Please check out the community organization websites to learn more about these great organizations!