A passion for home comfort and beauty to facilitate entertaining friends and loved ones fuels Vick Crew and her design business. As an ASID affiliate and licensed by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners with over 30 years in the industry, Vicki’s experience and credentials are exceptional. Aside from her creativity and sharp eye for aesthetics, her success can be attributed to superior customer service and the special rapport she develops with her clients and vendors.
Recognition in numerous publications (D Home, Dallas Home Design, Mountain Living and design book The French Connection by Bett Lou Phillips) has accelerated her reputation for diversity in experience and styles. Commenting on the launch of Urban Interiors Vicki said, “Urban Interiors is the culmination of years of education, travel and experience combined with a synergistic partnership with Susan Smith and the exceptional talent and style she brings to the partnership.”
The entrepreneurial spirit of Susan Smith is a vital element in the development and growth of Urban Interiors. Susan has utilized her experience as former owner, buyer and handbag designer of a high-end retail and home design store to launch her interior design career. She understands all aspects of the business process from design to production, along with marketing and sales.
One of her own homes (featured in Dallas Home Design Magazine) is a product of her unique abilities in the contemporary realm. A recent design job of hers appeared on the Turtle Creek Hi-Rise tour, gracing the cover of the tour guide. Susan believes the partnership with Vicki has allowed them to offer clients talent and resources for every style. Their most recent work can be seen at the W Residence, The Ashton, The Azure, The Ritz Carlton and homes in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. Her new residence at the Azure was featured in the March 2009 issue of Modern Luxury Interiors magazine.
The newest addition to the Urban Interiors team, designer Shannon Feeney, brings a “mix of organization and business skills from the corporate world, as well has her own creativity” to the Dallas-based interior design firm. A Dallas native, Feeney grew up with a very talented interior designer as a mother, while she herself also excelled in several areas of the arts. Although having an interest in interiors at a young age, she wouldn’t realize until later in life that it would also be her career path.
After graduating with honors from the University of Oklahoma, she began a five-year career in commercial real estate for CB Richard Ellis. When a move to Philadelphia for her husband’s pursuit of a graduate degree presented itself, Feeney received her Residential Planning degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
In 2011, Shannon moved to Boston and launched her own interior design business and blog, the New England Southerner. One of her client projects in Boston is currently featured in the September/October 2013 issue of New England Home magazine. Now back in Dallas, she is thrilled to join her mother Vicki Crew and partner Susan Smith in their successful design firm, which in her own words, “is something I have hoped to have the privilege of doing for a while now.”
Shannon is married to husband Conor, and has a baby girl Ashlyn with another girl on the way.