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Ariana Smetana, Design Principal of artVIA has been awarded -Best in Design-Texas' Top Talent by Modern Luxury Texas Magazine in category: “Best Office” for West University Travel Agency project.
Excerpt from Modern Luxury Texas: Best Office: Ariana Smetana
"When luxury travel specialist Daria Westerfield took ownership of Houston’s longstanding West University
Travel recently, she wanted to give the space a modern makeover. So Westerfield enlisted Ariana Smetana of artVIA to completely revamp the interior. The longtime Houston designer, who has been lauded for her
commercial and residential work, knew just what to do. Working closely with Westerfield, Smetana ditched the dated floral carpet; incorporated grand wall murals of landmark locations; and added bursts of bright, bold color, turning the oncedrab travel agency into a destination all its own. 2405 Norfolk St., Houston, 832.260.5570, http://artvia.com
ARIANA IN THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE
When Ravneet and Chandandeep Nagi moved to Bellaire last summer from New York City, they didn't realize how much they'd miss their old house.
The couple didn't make any structural changes to their five-bedroom home. They liked the fact that much of the first floor is one big, open room - it's what sold them on the place, according to Ravneet. So Smetana blended the furniture and art the couple already owned with some additional modern furnishing and colorful accoutrements, plus some fresh coats of paint. READ MORE >