Gail Urso of Urso Designs, Inc.

Gail Maitland Urso of Urso Designs, Inc. has been engaged in the practice of interior design for over 30 years. An Allied Member of ASID, Gail’s experience ranges from residential projects of all sizes to diverse contract projects such as judicial chambers, legal, medical and dental offices, a small restaurant, an art gallery and a fish market. She has designed projects throughout Michigan, as well as in Florida, Arizona, Ohio, New York City and Chicago. Her work has been seen in Junior League of Detroit, ASID/Detroit Historical Society and Detroit Symphony Show Houses. In March of 2012 Gail’s vignette in the March Madness “Design Two Ways” event at the Michigan Design Center was selected by the public as “The Room of My Dreams”. She is especially pleased to have been named a Featured Designer at the Michigan Design Center.

Gail believes that each client’s esthetic preferences and practical needs are always the primary considerations when designing interiors. An initial consultation aids in understanding the “feeling” the client wishes for the environment being designed as well as in ascertaining the practical considerations of the project, i.e. budget, time constraints, etc. In the end, the space designed, whether it is a single room or an entire home or place of business, must reflect the personality, taste and style of the client. Gail seeks to avoid trends and to create stylish, casually elegant interiors that will endure for many years. Gail views a project as rewarding when her clients are comfortable in the well-designed space that she has created for them.

Gail is married to John Urso, an attorney, and is the mother of three sons, Kevin, Brian and Justin, mother-in-law to Justin’s wife Carrie and grandmother to their daughter Evie. In March of 2013, Gail and John lost their oldest son Kevin to suicide and, in his honor, founded a nonprofit organization, Kevin’s Song, whose mission is to “Empower communities to prevent suicide and to offer hope and healing to survivors.” For more information, please visit www.KevinsSong.org.

Gail and John reside in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan with their golden retriever Tag. In her spare time, Gail loves to travel, read, garden, and attend concerts, theater and the ballet.

Forgotten Harvest, Habitat for Humanity and The Michigan Opera Theater are among the organizations that Urso Designs is proud to support.