Orooj Chandiwala is the principal designer and owner of Urbanhaus Designs, an interior decorating studio in Birmingham, AL. She is an interior decorator with more than 10 years experience renovating, designing, and decorating residential and commercial spaces. Her clients include physicians, attorneys, CEO’s, and other successful professionals in and around Cahaba Heights, Vestavia, Mountain Brook, Hoover, Homewood and other Birmingham neighborhoods. Orooj specializes in decorating residential interiors and is the area’s only designer with customizable service packages. She uses her personal network of local and online vendors to find the perfect furniture, fabric, rugs, art, and decor for each project all while making the process as seamless as possible. Clients have used words like “very creative”, “great listener” and “passionate about her work” to describe her. “I strive to make each project about the client,” Orooj says. “What do they like? 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 started Urbanhaus Designs as a second career, having spent the previous 15 years as an academic pediatrician at major children’s hospitals. “I got the bug after renovating my own home. I thought it was just a phase that would pass once my house was finished, but it never did. I started by working on friends’ projects and investment properties in my spare time. Finally, I decided to take the leap and pursue this full time.” In addition to designing for clients, Orooj also has a passion for revitalizing neighborhoods. She’s renovated homes in blighted communities and plans to continue doing so one block at a time.