Urban Source is a Walk-In Design Studio with a TwistWe feature an exciting, extensive and ever-changing collection of contemporary fabrics, wallpapers and window coverings. As one of our customers described us…..“Urban Source is a candy store for your home”.
We’re always on the lookout for the hottest new products which we source from around the world. That means at Urban Source you’ll find wallpapers and fabrics from independent designers that you won’t find anywhere else.
Design problems? No problem here!
We’re a retail showroom dedicated to solving your design problems. Our bright, sleek and inviting studio is neatly arranged so you can easily browse to find what you like. Our samples are not in books, so we encourage you to mix and match. The hard part is choosing from our extensive selection.
What says YOU?
We tell our customers that this is where you can unleash your creativity. We think you should participate in customizing your home interior because it’s your personal space. But 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 want a second opinion on choosing your own materials, we offer fee-based interior design consultations and services.
The Design Studio
We offer a full range of fee-based residential and commercial design services to suit our clients’ needs. Whether you need an in-home design consultation to solve your design dilemma or a full scope interior design project, Urban Source will help you turn your house into a home.
Fabrics, furnishings and more.
In addition to fabrics and furnishings, we can work on the architectural aspects of your home as well. It’s not fast and furious like you see on HGTV — good design takes time to execute and very often products and furnishings are made-to-order — but we think you’ll find our timelines very reasonable.
We take the time we need to ensure that your finished product is just what you were hoping for.
Services include: Kitchen & Bath Design, Space Planning, Architectural Material & Finish Selection, Furniture Layout, Furniture Selection & Purchasing, Custom Millwork Design, Custom Furniture Design & 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. Rose Tejeda (the Latina) and Jenny Rossignuolo (the Aussie) were working together at a local design firm that featured an extensive sample library…. 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, in March 2005, Jenny and Rose opened Urban Source as a walk-in retail interior design studio where Chicago area customers could find an exciting selection of products for their homes. The wallpaper and fabric collections have grown to include an always-something-new range of independent studios from around the world. The shop also added additional products such as custom window treatments, pillows, bedding and upholstery services.
Walk in today and you’ll find a fun, hip, inviting, totally unpretentious studio/showroom where you can browse, shop, and mix and match palettes and patterns to your heart’s delight (warning: this can be addictive). And for those simply seeking professional advice, our helpful Urban Source staff is always on hand to answer questions and provide expert guidance.
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 rise-to-the-top 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’re 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, Curating, 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.
Amy is the newest member of the Urban Source team (lucky US!). As Design Consultant in window treatments and soft furnishings, she helps clients with wallpaper, drapery, and upholstery projects as well as in-home design consultations. She loves participating in a project as it progresses from idea to reality – especially when she sees how happy that makes her clients.