Dr. Orooj Chandiwala is the principal decorator and owner of Urbanhaus Designs, a boutique interior decorating studio in Birmingham, AL. She is a pediatrician who combines her medical background with her passion for interior design to create spaces with holistic wellness in mind. She has more than 15 years experience as a pediatrician and more than 10 years experience renovating, designing, and decorating residential and commercial office spaces. Her clients include physicians, attorneys, business owners, and other professionals in and around Cahaba Heights, Vestavia, Mountain Brook, Hoover, Homewood and other Birmingham neighborhoods.
Urbanhaus Designs is the area’s only decorating studio with customizable service packages and boutique one-project-at-a-time approach. Orooj uses her medical knowledge to source products that minimize allergens and are free of harmful chemicals. The combined one-at-a-time and health-centered approach creates a boutique experience for the client. The end result is a customized beautiful space which not only looks good, but actually is good for the mind, body, and soul. Clients have used words like “very creative”, “great listener” and “professional” to describe her. “I strive to make each project about the client,” Orooj says. “What do they like? What are their health concerns? How do they need the space to function? How can I incorporate their unique personality? I can’t tell you how much I love it when clients are thrilled with the end results. One client even said that she’s entertaining all the time now because she’s so proud of her home.” Orooj is the recipient of multiple Houzz service awards and was named by Brightec as one of the top 10 interior designers in Tuscaloosa. Orooj also has a passion for revitalizing neighborhoods. She’s renovated homes in blighted communities and plans to continue to participate in urban revitalization projects.