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. 

Our workplace strategy solutions are purposefully tailored to your business objectives, design solutions meet shareholders, employee expectations, and preferences related to workspace type, influenced by work activities, collaborative needs and customer engagements in the space. The next step is to entrust your workspace strategy + design projects to us, a cross-functional team which can deliver exceptional results. 
                                        Space influences human behavior and that ultimately affects an organization’s performance.


artVIA workplace strategy+design solutions create an environment where employees and customers are engaged in value creation for the business as an integrated whole. Our successful delivery lies in strategically aligning the workplace environment to your business objectives, improve work processes, add to company values, and identity.  

Workplace environment goes beyond walls, offices and space, it is centered on fostering the most effective human interactions in the spaces through and by design. Design can be confusing, it may seem unnecessary in big scheme of project needs, but it is a key ingredient that ‘broadcasts’ your company’s message, transforms and changes how we feel, function and perform in our office surroundings to serve the business.     

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. She passionately believes that empowering women will create a world that enriches communities, and it is a better place for us all.

She puts her passion behind many business and civic leadership causes and most recently she has joined the Center for Houston’s Future, to join forces in addressing matters of highest importance to the long-term future of the greater Houston region, by engaging diverse leaders, providing impactful research, and defining actionable strategies. Center for Houston’s Future (CHF) works to address matters of highest importance to the long-term future of the greater Houston region, by engaging diverse leaders, providing impactful research, and defining actionable strategies. She has also served 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.  Year after year, she continues devoting her energy and time into supporting Recipe for Success, an organization for combating childhood obesity, along with supporting many other cause, like 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!