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    Open floor plan interior design in Houston

    Are your windows open? Can you smell the fresh cool air? To celebrate the starting of the Fall season, we want to share a very special project that was recently completed by our designer Aston. This is an open floor concept, the home owners want to invite as much of the outdoors in as possible, while still have the comfort of A/C when the weather is warm.

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    Are you ready for holiday entertaining in Houston?

    We know what you are thinking... "What a strange question to ask, it's only mid September!" Well as interior designers, we are very good at planning ahead. This is why even though it's only nearing the end of Summer here at Houston, the holiday season has been on our minds. The project we are sharing with you today is a classy formal dining room renovation.

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    Retro Master Bathroom Renovation in Houston

    Our designer Carly is sharing her latest master bathroom renovation project with you all today, and this is a jaw dropper! The home owner has a background in interior design herself, so she definitely has a keen eye when it comes to aesthetics. Carly was able to incorporate the home owners love of Art Deco and transformed the space into something very spa like while still family friendly. Scroll down to feast your eyes on this beauty!Would you like daily interior design inspirations deliver...

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    Unveiling our latest Houston kitchen remodeling project

    Our designer Erika has done it again! We had to pick our jaws up from the ground after seeing these gorgeous photos of her latest kitchen remodeling project. A white kitchen does not have to be boring. It's a wonderful backdrop to add layers of visual interests.

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    Masculine interior design in Houston

    Let's switch things up and talk about masculine interior design. What makes a handsome room? For our bachelor clients, the designers pay extra attention when it comes to clean lines, furniture choices, strong colors, and combinations of more rugged textures.

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    Rustic Home Remodeling in Houston

    “I carry a Louboutin purse and I love to flyfish… make my house look like that.”To many, this may seem like a puzzling description – but to an interior designer, this is a perfect statement of style. The best homes are the collected ones, ones that look as if someone has spent a lifetime collecting and surrounding themselves with their favorite things. Using the Louboutin/Flyfish as a mantra, our designer Erika created a home melding rustic outdoor elements with bits of glam and sparkle. Th...

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    Before and After: Remodeled Traditional Houston Home

    If you are like us, you will thoroughly enjoy today's post. Our designer Erika found the "Before" photos of her latest traditional home remodeling project, and we are sharing the side by side comparisons. The visual difference is uncanny, the feeling of the whole home has been transformed from closed off and dark to light and uplifting!Are you interested to see more of By Design Interior's Before and After transformations?

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    Updated Traditional Home Renovation in Houston

    Our designers are working hard this year! Multiple projects have been completed or are in the process of completion, we are so thrilled to share a home remodeling project by Erika today.A little back story: This home is so far removed from how it originally looked when the homeowners purchased it several years ago. Each space was closed off with dark walls and ceilings, insufficient lighting, and few windows.“I feel so depressed in this space” the wife said during her first interview with E...

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    Houston Interior Designers always on the look out for the latest trends!

    It's that time of the year again! Yes, it's time for our designers' favorite trip to High Point Market! There are so many great finds; we have to split all the photos into two blog posts.

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    Award winning rustic whole home design in Houston

    Happy Easter weekend everyone! To celebrate the holiday, also the unseasonable cool weather Houston's been having this Spring, we would like to showcase one of our most popular projects on HOUZZ: Cowgirl Renovation in Tomball, Texas.Our designer Erika worked closely with Wamhoff Development on the gorgeous home. They were the Winner of Houston's Best Prism Award: Remodeler's Whole House Renovation.The client's love of horses and rustic design can be seen the moment you step into this amazing hom...

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    Top 5 Houston Spring interior Design Trends of 2018

    We assume, like us, you are enjoying the most gorgeous Spring weather of your life! The sun and breeze have us inspired to create more, the flowers popping up everywhere make us want to incorporate beauty into each design. With that said, let's talk about the top 5 interior design trends of Spring 2018:1.

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    Luxury whole home design with eclectic details in Houston

    If you ever had a chance to browse through our vast portfolio images, you would notice that there are many types of interior styles. At By Design Interiors, we never force our own preferences on the clients. Instead, we ask good questions and listen carefully, then come up with an action plan.

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    10 design ideas to bring Spring into your Houston bathroom

    Even though Phil the groundhog said there will be another 6 more weeks of Winter, Houstonians know that general rules never apply to us. In fact we are noticing signs of Spring everywhere. Wild flowers are popping out of the ground and fresh new leaves are sprouting back to life.

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    Before and After: Dramatic bathroom makeover in Houston

    It's been a while since we shared a Before and After post. Today we want to showcase a bathroom. Not just any bathroom, but a very dramatic transformation. Our principal designer Peggy Fuller says good design is all about listening closely to the client: “I really enjoy working with people,” Fuller says.

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    Houston Home Office Interior Design

    Do you have the luxury of working remotely? In 2016, 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely. If you are one of the lucky ones that get to work from home, do you have a space that encourages productivity and makes you feel calm while there? Well, By Design Interiors have had the pleasure of working with many clients to design their ideal work space.

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    Our latest whole home design project in Houston: Bright, open and colorful!

    It's been quite the week for Houstonians, our beloved baseball team Astros just won the MLB World Series against Los Angeles Dodgers, Hooray! To celebrate this happy occasion, we want to share a very fun and cheery design project that was recently completed by our super talented designer Erika. This home has some interesting details throughout. While you look at the photos, don't forget to focus on the little things that makes the room come alive.

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    Houston New Home Interior Design Projects

    Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying the hot Summer days of Houston! Our designers have been staying very busy, and it's time to showcase some new home interior design projects by Ayça Stiffel today. These are large scale new home builds, Ayça has been working tirelessly with the builders and home owners to create spaces just the way they dreamed of.

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    Houston Kitchen Transformation

    We received some great feedback on the last Before and After blog post, so here is another one! Today we are showing off a kitchen renovation gone GOOD. Our designer Erika work closely with our client on this remodeling project, she was able to marry beauty with function.

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    Dramatic Interior Transformation: Before and After!

    Who here loves a good "Before and After"? This is the most requested feature on our website, and have we got a good one for you today! Our designer Erika worked tirelessly with Wamhoff Build on the project, enjoy!Entry: BeforeEntry: AfterDining Room: BeforeDining Room: AfterFireplace: BeforeFireplace: AfterKitchen: Before 1Kitchen: After 1Kitchen: Before 2Kitchen: After 2Kitchen: Before 3Kitchen: After 3Bathroom 1: Before Bathroom 1: After Bathroom 2: BeforeBathroom 2: AfterB...

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    High Point Market 2017, we've arrived!

    By Designer Interiors is currently at High Point, North Carolina. Why are we here? Well High Point Market 2017 is happening this weekend, we've taken over our Instagram account to show you the latest consumer trends, plus new product debuts.Here are a few IG posts so far, do follow our trip at https://www.instagram.com/bydesigninteriorsinc/ to see more interesting finds.

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    When it comes to furniture buying: Quality > Saving Money

    Has this ever happened to you? You purchase a piece of clothing/bedding/furniture because it was inexpensive. Unfortunately, after a few times of wear/washing/usage, the item no longer looks/feels the same, in fact, it starts to fall apart quickly.There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to save money, but it’s important to know frugality doesn’t mean we should purchase cheap items.

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    Bring the outdoor in

    What a glorious week we've had here at Houston, are you enjoying the sunning and warm weather as much as we have? We know it's kind of a bummer that there was only a total of 3 days of Winter this season, but hey, we didn't choose to live in Texas to be buried in snow, right?On average, there are 204 sunny days per year in Houston. This piece of factoid bring about this week's topic: WINDOWS! Do you have windows in your home?

  • Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!

    As the air gets chilly and the holidays get closer, we all start pulling out the decorations. If you need a little inspiration this year, look no further than our talented designers! In their first annual tree decorating contest at Ferguson, By Design Interiors won first place in the Judge's Choice Award! 


  • Giving Thanks!

    With Thanksgiving only a few days away, we here at By Design Interiors, are reflecting back on our year and counting our blessings. We have a lot to be thankful for including our wonderful families, friends and clients! 


  • Natural Inspirations - Part 1!

    As designers, we are often asked where we get our inspiration from. The short answer is everywhere! In the next blog series, we are going to focus on the design inspiration that we absorb from nature and the possibilities as you can see, are endless! 


  • Spotlight on Design - High Fashion Home in The Woodlands, Part 2

    In this week's blog we will continue our tour of this sophisticated and 'high fashion' remodel in The Woodlands, TX! This spectacular home was designed by one of our amazing designers, Erika Barczak, and remodeled by Keechi Creek Builders! In this blog, we will focus on four exquisite bedrooms!


  • Keep Current - Bernhardt

    Last week we blogged about how important is it to keep current in the interior design industry. This week we are going to feature another one of our favorite furniture lines that have been blowing us away with their stunning designs, Bernhardt Furniture! 


  • Keeping Current - Ambella

    How important is it to keep current in this industry? So, so very important! We are not talking fads or trends that will come and go in a year or two but keeping up with the times in general.


  • Global Glamour Part 2!

    Inspired by the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, we want to continue our blog on Global Glamour and the influences on interior design from around the world!Global and tribal elements, appear in motifs, colors and patterns, inspired by the American Southwest, Mexico, South America, Southeast Asia and India. 


  • Fabric Love!

    Every Tuesday morning we look forward to our vendor breakfast meetings! These meetings provide us with an inside look at the very latest and greatest products including fabrics, furniture, tile, rugs, accessories, and the list goes on! We also focus on keeping our training as up to date as possible, as there are always new innovations and new designs in the field of interior design! 


  • Flirty Florals Part 2

    This week we will look at ways to incorporate floral design onto walls!  A wonderful way to bring life into a room with a big impact is to use a wallcovering! If you want to create a stunning focal point in a space, a wall mural may be the perfect solution!


  • Flirty Florals Part 1

    Flirty floral patterns have been blooming everywhere in interiors including; wallcoverings, fabrics, window treatments, rugs, accessories and even lighting! From large scale prints to old school vintage inspired botanicals, these florals have been reinterpreted to look updated and fresh and they can be incorporated in a variety of interior styles from classic to contemporary! 


  • Spotlight on Design - Timeless Traditional in Tomball Part 2

    In this week's blog we will continue our tour of the elegant, traditional home in Tomball, TX, designed by one of our fabulous designers, Erika Barczak! This week we will focus on the living areas of the home and the magnificent master suite. In her own words, Erika will describe the design process.


  • Writing In Designer Style - Part 2

     Last week we took a look at some amazing writing desks and possible placements in the home. This week we will peruse different styles of desks that would suit a variety of tastes and styles from modern to girly to industrial and everything in between!

  • Writing In Designer Style - Part 1

    It seemed that everywhere we turned in April at High Point Furniture Market, we saw writing desks! These desks were placed not only in a study, but in all other areas of the home as well! We saw some placed behind sofas, next to beds (doubling as a night stand) and of course, in home offices!

  • Sunbrella: Livable Luxury

    It is amazing to see how far Sunbrella fabrics have come since their introduction to the market in 1961. Over ten years ago Sunbrella branched out from their outdoor "canvas look" to the beautiful world of luxury interior and exterior fabrics and they have been impressing us ever since!

  • Transforming Homes, Transforming Lives!

    As designers we often see our clients come full circle with their emotions during a project. During the initial  planning phase they are excited, hopeful and optimistic for the upcoming changes to their home.

  • Bringing Back the Bar Cart!

    Bar carts have been making a "mad" comeback in interior design, inspired in part by the new vintage aesthetic seen lately on popular television shows! Bar carts are a fantastic and fun way to entertain and can compliment your style whether it is sophisticated and glamorous or hip and quirky!

  • Let Your Creativity Flow - Designing for Children Part 2

    Whether you are first time parents planning a nursery, redoing a nursery into a big kid's room or navigating the tween/teen years, interior designers can expertly and beautifully guide you through all of it!

  • Let Your Creativity Flow - Designing for Children Part 1

    As designers, we love the chance to design children's rooms as it gives us a chance to unleash our creativity in unique ways! There is no fear of using bold colors, vibrant graphics and whimsical accessories! The bonus is getting to work with an enthusiastic, little collaborator on the project!

  • Light Up Your Room - Part 2

    Inspiration can come from many sources but nature has long been a go to for Interior Designers. We see freeform lines in furniture, accessories and lighting that may have been sparked by an organic element! Organic shapes have the ability to draw you in since they are so unique.

  • Light Up Your Room!

    Lamps can provide the ambient lighting that we all love, but as designers, we think lamps can do so much more! They can add texture, pattern, whimsy, sparkle or an organic element into the space! They can be like a sculptural piece of art, because when you think about it, most of the day they go unlit, so why not incorporate them into the design!We will explore some fabulous lamps in the upcoming weeks!

  • Neutrals With a Twist - Part 2

    This week we will continue to look at neutrals in a whole new way! Great design can elicit a variety of feelings.  The exciting thing about neutrals is that you can create different moods depending on the warmth or coolness of the "colorless colors" you bring into a room!

  • Happy Holidays!

     We had a great 2015 at By Design Interiors and we look forward to making your dreams come true in 2016! We wanted to thank all of our clients and vendors and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a blessed 2016!       

  • Outdoors, the New Indoor Living!

    ​If you live in the south, you have waited for this weather all year long; temperatures in the 70's, no mosquitos and a chance to enjoy the outdoors without having to be immersed in water! Outdoor living areas have become more popular than ever as manufacturers are designing more durable products and designers are space planning beautiful designs for the outdoors from the very beginning of the home building process.

  • It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

    With Christmas right around the corner, it is down to crunch time! Maybe you have had all the decorations out and set up the day after Thanksgiving? Maybe you haven't started yet?! Somewhere in the middle of it?! If decorating causes you more stress than cheer, why not consider hiring one of our talented interior designers next year?