Urban Source is a Walk-In Studio with a TwistWe feature an exciting, extensive and ever-changing collection of contemporary fabrics and wallpapers. Or, as one of our customers described us…. “a candy store for your home”.
We’re always on the lookout for the hottest new products, so we source from around the world. That means you’ll find wallpapers and fabrics from independent designers here, that you won’t see anywhere else.
We are a retail showroom, dedicated to making sure we solve your design problems. Our studio is bright, sleek, inviting and neatly arranged so you can easily browse to find what you like. The hard part is choosing from our extensive selection. Our samples are not in books, so we encourage you to mix and match.
We tell our customers that this is where you can unleash your creativity. We think you should participate in customizing your home interior. After all, it is YOUR personal space. That said, when you need some guidance…like deciding whether to mix a big bold print fabric with a funky geometric wallpaper….our talented, creative, and friendly interior designers are here to help. And if you’re super busy or simply feel you need a second opinion on choosing your own materials, we offer fee-based design consultations and services.
The Design Studio
We offer a range of fee-based residential and commercial design services to suit our clients’ needs. From in-home design consultations to help you with your design dilemmas to full scope design projects, Urban Source can help you turn your house into a home. We can work on the architectural aspects of your home as well as the furnishing end of things. Just make sure to allow plenty of time for the design process – unlike HGTV, good design takes time to execute and often products and furnishings are made to order!
Services include: Kitchen & Bath Design, Space Planning, Architectural Material and Finish Selection, Furniture Layout, Furniture Selections & Purchasing, Custom Millwork Design, Custom Furniture Design and Accessories Shopping & Styling.
Urban Source began as a partnership of two interior designers from different parts of the world. Sort of a merger of cultures. Latina Rose Tejeda and Aussie Jenny Rossignuolo, our two co-founders found themselves working together at a local design firm, with an extensive sample library that would have been the envy of any design afficionado – if ony they could get their hands on it!
Unfortunately, Chicago homeowners with a modern aesthetic who wanted to be directly involved in designing their homes had nowhere to turn. If you were looking for hip, modern, high-energy wallpapers and fabrics, there wasn’t much available. So we opened Urban Source in March 2005 as a walk-in retail studio where Chicago area customers could find a dazzling selection of products for their homes. The selection of wallpapers and fabrics has since developed to include an ever growing range of independent studios from all over the world, as well as offering products such as custom window treatments, pillows, bedding and upholstery services.
Today, the shop is a fun, inviting, unpretentious studio/showroom where customers can browse and shop, mixing and matching palettes and patterns, to their hearts’ delight. And for those seeking professional advice, our helpful Urban Source staff is always on hand to answer questions and suggest various options.
Meet Our TeamWhen you need some guidance - like deciding whether to mix a big bold print fabric with a funky geometric wallpaper, our talented, creative, and friendly staff is here to help.
Co-Founder and Owner
Jenny’s shining career in interior design developed early. After graduating at the top of her class in Melbourne, Australia, she spent four years in residential design, including two years as a designer of high-end modern custom kitchens for Domus Kitchens. Praise for her work ranged from profiles in design publications to a prestigious design award given by her peers.
Since joining our team in 2013, Anne has become our showroom powerhouse. Whether you are looking for an obscure pattern, need expedited shipping, or have a complicated order- Anne handles every situation with a smile and good sense of humor. We are starting to think that there is literally nothing she can’t handle.
Design and Marketing
April is our Showroom Designer. She is available for meetings in our showroom or for more in depth design consultations. Her passion is working with patterns and texture, which is perfect because she also curates the wallpaper and fabrics that we have on our showroom floor. April especially loves working with our independent studios.
Elizabeth joined us shortly after earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from Harrington College in 2011. Since then, she has tackled many roles from intern, showroom design consultant, window treatment specialist, to interior designer. Currently, her main role is in the office; working with Jenny on residential and commercial design projects.