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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.

  • 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! 


  • Design Geometry 101 !

    Geometry is used in interior design more than you can imagine, from space planning to proportions to pattern play and of course to the shapes themselves! Skilled interior designers have the innate ability to find the 'golden ratio' with design and proportion and to make an aesthetically pleasing space based on geometric explanations. 


  • 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 1!

    In honor of this summer's 2016 Rio Olympics and the coming together of 207 nations from around the world, we thought it would be the perfect time to blog about the "global village" influences in interior design! 


  • Spotlight on Design - Chic & Sophisticated With a Modern Twist Part 1

    We are excited to continue our series, "Spotlight on Design", with all new projects so you can see what our talented designers have been up to! This month we will focus on a stunning and sophisticated new build in Houston, TX, designed by Ashton Morgan! Since the home was a new build, Ashton was able to be involved in every aspect of the design process from the ground up!


  • Most Popular and Iconic Home Design Styles

    We love this handy reference guide of different home design styles and we thought we would share it with you all! For architectural aficionados, design lovers or house hunters, it you will teach you how to identify homes based on their façade, design style, windows, roof, and siding. History buffs will appreciate learning the countries of origin and how house styles adapted depending on the socioeconomic factors of the era! 


  • 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.


  • Crypton - The Interior Design Super Fabric!

    Back in the day, the "plastic furniture cover phenomenon" was all the rage, some families encasing entire formal living rooms in the stuff! Well, thankfully modern day fabrics have come along to save us all, none more impressive than Crypton!

  • 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!

  • 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!       

  • Furniture and Accessory Icebreakers

    Have you ever walked into a room and an eye catching object grabs your attention straight away and immediately makes you want to talk about it? These conversation starter pieces are a creative way to say something about your personality and passions. In a three part series, we will show you some novel furniture, accessories, lighting and art that will make you do a double take!

  • Woods That Wow - Part III

     We interior designers love a good pattern! If you have mostly solids in a room and want to bring in some eye catching patterns, check out these fabulously patterned furniture pieces! Many of these pieces use exotic wood veneers to create striking, intriguing patterns that pique the interest!

  • Inspired Designs

    Set in the idyllic rolling hills of Montgomery, Texas, a stunning home was designed with the client's inspirations, interests and treasures collected over a lifetime of traveling! This home exudes traditional warmth with a transitional twist.  Every room that you enter reveals a charming new surprise. The final design project is a culmination of designer vision and client input to give them the forever home of their dreams!