Favorite Things: Urbane - 405 Magazine

Favorite Things: Urbane

Seriously sophisticated downtown boutique Urbane is a great place to look for home goods, but it’s more than a furniture store.


Urbane is more than a catchy name, and much more than a furniture store – it’s all-encompassing. Owners Scott Wagoner and Ben Davis have made it that way. “‘Urbane’ means sophisticated, cultivated and refined, which is what we try to keep in mind when looking for new product lines,” Davis says. “We look for clean, contemporary designs in everything we offer.”

Having backgrounds in residential remodeling and neighborhood planning, respectively, Scott and Ben were no strangers to well-thought-out design. Originally on Western Avenue, they have happily relocated to downtown at 1015 N Broadway, #100.

Calling the move “a great decision,” Davis says, “Automobile Alley has a great mix of shops and restaurants, and also has some really supportive people such as Steve Mason, Jane Jenkins and Meg Salyer making sure that the district is successful. Currently, we are expanding the shop … to offer a larger selection of furniture.” More can definitely be better, especially when it’s more of what Urbane has to offer.

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Graphite objects, starting at $22 “A piece of art, a paperweight and a pencil! Each object is hand-made out of compressed graphite, and the designs are outstanding. They are one of our most popular gift items.” // No. 159 Lemongrass hand cream, $26 “A Swedish moisturizing cream with all-natural ingredients and the fragrance of lemongrass and rosemary essential oils.” // Embassy sofa by Gus* Modern, $3,195 “This classic, mid-century sofa with tailored proportions and refined details is available in several leathers.”

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Club watch, $249 “We love the classic, retro design and striped band, designed in the UK.” // Duffel bag, $88 “A classic canvas and vegan leather bag that is just the right size for a weekend trip.” // Cocktail smoking box, $299 “Infuse cocktails with savory flavor! Part of our line of professional bar tools designed by world champion bartender Charles Joly.”

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Minerva glass hurricane with marble tray, $388 “A great accessory for any home or office, it is stunning as a vessel for flowers or branches, or with candles burning in it.” // Marble serving board and brass bowl, each $60 “The almond-toned marble and satin brass pair nicely for sophisticated serving.” // Stoneware containers with acacia lids, starting at $14 “This simple, straight-lined design looks great in a modern kitchen.”


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