UBU’s In-Store Design Services

With our in-store design service, you can meet with one of our designers to go over all of your samples, pictures, and measurements of your space right here at UBU. Your designer will then develop a customized plan just for you!
During a follow-up visit to the store your designer will be able to show you the plan for your new space. At that time you can place an initial order for the pieces you’d like to get started with to make your dream home a reality!

Meet the Designers!

Laura Prince

Laura’s approach to interior design often begins with a source of inspiration:  a rug, a piece of art, a page from a fashion magazine.  While focusing on each clients’ unique style preferences, Laura applies her experience and design principles to floor plans, furniture, fabrics, and accessories, resulting in a client-centered design.  She has experience in a wide range of styles, including loft, cottage, contemporary, traditional, and modern.



 Cassie Osborne

With an extensive history in the design field Cassie believes that there are three main considerations when designing a space. Function, scale and balance. She can help you to achieve these and arrive at a comfortable, pleasant surrounding.


 Shannon Gales

Shannon Gales holds a BFA from Calvin College.  She has enjoyed using both her experience and degree to work with clients all over Michigan, the U.S.A and Canada.  Her favorite part of the design process is utilizing her knowledge and love of textiles to transform a space. But the end goal is to visually articulate a client’s space, by blending both practical needs with their dreams and inspirations.



Gretchen Madden

Since graduating with her degree in Interior Design, Gretchen has gained a variety of experience in the profession.
Her goal when working with clients is to create functional and personal environments through mixing design styles and also incorporating unique, individual elements to make a one-of-a-kind space.



UBU’s In-Home Design Consultation

UBU Home Furnishings is your local source committed to creating spaces in your home that are uniquely you! We can take the hassle and pressure out of your next decorating project. Visit our store and begin dreaming. Our designers can design it with you and when your space is done you’ll love it!

Your initial in-home consultation:

With our in-home consulataion, your designer would tour your home, take notes and photographs. Next, you would discuss your vision for the space, traffic flow, lifestyle, color preferences and design style. At this time your budget and timeline will also be discussed.

This initial home visit typically takes about an hour depending on the scope of your project.

After your in-home consultation:

Your designer will take the information gathered back to UBU to create and prepare a custom presentation that will take place in our store approximately one week after the initial visit. Here your new space will be unveiled and an initial order can be placed for as much or as little as you’d like to get started.

In-home design service = $75-100 per hour

In-store design service = Free

After Delivery

We recommend a follow-up consultation to ensure your design goals have been achieved and your vision has become a reality! It is at this time that we can discuss any finishing touches you desire to accomplish or projects you wish to tackle in the future.

Customer Reviews

It all looks fantastic 🙂 Thanks so much for putting this all together for us as I know I could never make this space look this good!


I am sooo happy with the customer service I received from this business. I got a great deal. Danielle was awesome. I wish I was closer to this store. I am sure there are a lot of goodies to find. I’ll keep an eye out for sales because I’m sure I’ll be purchasing from this business again.


The staff at UbU helped me to find a sofa to fit a somewhat unique space with a bay window that fit both my style and budget. They were friendly, professional and prompt in all of their interactions. I received my sofa much more quickly than the original time frame and absolutely love it!

from Houzz

We have been very happy with the entire process of choosing, buying and having UBU furniture delivered. I was impressed with the map of where each piece was to go for the delivery men to see. Having the furniture delivered was so exciting and really helped make our new house feel like home. Thanks for your part in keeping things clear and organized and a smooth process. We will definitely enjoy all of our new furniture and recommend UBU as a great choice for furniture and decorations. 🙂 
Emily Yoder

When I woke up this morning and walked into the kitchen, I had to pinch myself! Everything is so beautiful….I can’t believe this is my house!! It is exactly what Dan and I wanted and then some!  You did an amazing job putting everything together….its perfect!! This has been our dream to be able to do this for many years!  Thank you so much for helping us turn it into reality!!


Fantastic customer service, selection, quality, and prices… We’ll be back!


All the furniture my husband and I have purchased since we moved to the Grand Rapids area has been from UBU. Unlike most other home furnishing stores, I like pretty much everything on the floor every time I walk in. It is all so tasteful and the product lines they offer fit a variety of budgets. The staff goes above and beyond, including their delivery person.

from Houzz

I wanted to thank you so much for your help with picking out a sofa.  They delivered the sofa today and it was right on time, the delivery men were very kind and courteous, and it was quick and simple.  If there is a way for you to pass on the information about how well the delivery went and how pleased I was, that would be great!

Thank you again,