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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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    Does Hip and Modern equal Family Friendly?

    Does Hip and Modern equal Family Friendly? The answer is a definite "YES!" as proven by our designer Erika.When presented with a unique set of requirements, the challenge always excites our designers at By Design Interiors. The photos we are sharing today was taken in a town home resides in the heart of Houston.

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    Our latest completed whole home project: Elegant transitional home in the Houston area

    Were you one of the Houstonians out driving around doing last minute storm preparation before Hurricane Harvey arrives? All that running around and standing in long lines for drinking water or gas couldn't have been good for your sanity. Well don't fret, we have something to feast your eyes on and melt away all that stress!Our designer Ashton is sharing her latest whole house interior design project.

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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?

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    Quiet spaces in your home

    (Whispers) Hello there, We meet again.  This week we want to bring up something that's very important for everyone's sanity: Peace and Quiet... With the hustle and bustle of today's hectic life style, we understand how difficult it can be to quiet our minds. Do you find yourself feeling frustrated or agitated, even in the sanctity of your home?

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    2017 Interior design trend: Muted Metal

    Have you noticed we've been talking about bathrooms a lot this year? Granted it's only the second week of January, but we have been focused on this particular area of the home almost daily. Bathrooms are the absolute essential in one's residential structure, and we must feel comfortable in this most private area of the home. But comfort doesn't mean boring, and we are pretty excited to show you some of our favorite bathrooms projects that's on trend with 2017's muted...

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    Continue with the green theme...

    Happy 2017! We hope you had a wonderful holiday, here is hoping for a great year ahead!At By Design Interiors, we listen to our clients closely, work with your style and preferences, then go back to our drawing board to come up with the perfect design for your spaces. This means we do not push the most current trends onto our clients, though we definitely keep in touch with the interior design community, and watch for new ideas.

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    Happy Holidays! It's the season to reflect and give thanks!

    Wow, can you believe it's the end of 2016? Many people might say it's been a year of turmoil and the unpredictable, though here at By Design Interiors, we are a bunch of optimists, and it's truly been a productive year for us.At each year end, we usually like to take some time to reflect on the projects we were fortunate enough to work on, also to thank the clients who believed in our designers to make their dreams come true. Looking ahead into 2017, we are currently busy reorganizing our librar...

  • Brilliant Metal Lighting Options!

    Accessories, mirrors and lighting have always come in different metals but we continue to be delighted at all the new, creative eye catching designs! These smaller pieces can be combined with any types of materials including metals in other tones. 

  • Neutrals With a Twist - Part One

    Neutrals are making a comeback as people are taking a break from bold, bright colors. Beige has been given a bad rap as boring and safe but we can show you how to revamp colorless design in fresh, new ways!  We can create stunning looks with neutrals by layering materials, playing with textures and adding shapes to a space!

  • New Year, New Sofa!

     Every High Point Market we visit one of our favorite showrooms, Century Furniture, and always leave feeling so excited about their new product! In this video, Tim Hall explains the Century Cornerstone program which has so many fantastic options! With a fabulous selection of fabrics at our studio, we can help you design  the custom sofa of your dreams!    

  • 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?

  • Bringing the Outdoors In!

    There is an exciting trend in the design world as the lines begin to blur between indoor and outdoor living!Outdoor furniture is the fastest growing market in the furniture industry, with new variations that include more durable frames, wicker resins, recycled materials and stain resistant designer fabrics!

  • Giving Thanks for These Inspiring Tablescapes!

     Thanksgiving is a time for being thankful for our blessings, eating too much food and being with the ones we love. Often times as the hosts, we focus so much on the food preparation, that table decorations can become an afterthought! These quick and easy inspirations can make a gorgeous setting for all that delicious food and set just the right ambiance!  

  • Designing for the Flip Side - Part 2

    We found so many amazing chair backs at High Point Market that we decided to continue the blog this week! The attention to detail on all sides of a piece of furniture takes it from ordinary to extraordinary!

  • Mad About Plaid!

    As the weather cools and the leaves change colors (or if you live in Houston, the pine needles fall) we are drawn to cozier fabrics, and nothing says fall like plaid! This traditional pattern is transitioning straight from the runways into home décor!

  • Art Icebreakers

    For our third and final segment on our icebreakers series, we will focus on unique art that is a real conversation starter! While we love paintings and photographs, we are going to focus on three dimensional art that will really make your walls feel alive and get noticed! 

  • 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!

  • Crushing on Velvet

    Just what is it about velvet that makes it so appealing?!  Maybe it’s the rich colors, the luxurious feel, the sumptuous look, or all of the above and then some! Velvet has been around for thousands of years but its allure has not faded!

  • Mirrors - Reflecting on Design

    One of the best ways to visually expand a space is to add a mirror! Mirrors can add depth and dimension to a space as well as adding brightness and luminosity. With the correct placement of mirrors, you can reflect and emphasize a gorgeous design!

  • Inside the World of Teracea - Factory Tour

    By Design Interiors had the amazing opportunity to tour the Teracea Factory in Mexico this past week! It was truly incredible to see up close and in person the amount of beautiful handcrafted detail and thoughtful care each step of the process is given! Teracea prides itself on being a unique and different high end furniture line by using unusual recovered lumber, reclaimed woods and by using an artisan system to produce each piece.

  • Spotlight on Design - Contemporary Dream Home

    We are going to add a new and exciting series to our blogs called "Spotlight on Design" that will feature a fantastic project completed by one of our extraordinary designers! This monthly feature will take the reader through the intricate thought process behind the design, the process itself and the fantastic end results! This month's spotlight will be on a truly amazing project for a contemporary home by our talented designer, Erika Barczak, described in her own words.

  • Design In Flight

    Once again, interior design is following the runway fashions and birds, feathers and flocks are turning up in accessories, art and even furniture! Designers are putting a modern twist on these longtime favorite subjects with glamorous golden tones and creative arrangements!

  • 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!

  • Woods That Wow! Part I

    It appears as though the world of furniture design is following the motto of the interior design world with, 'anything is possible' and 'the options are limitless'! It is an exciting time to watch the burst of creativity from designers wanting to create something one of a kind, unique and custom!

  • The Future is Bright, Bold and Gold!

    It is fascinating to see how interior design and fashion follow the current economic and political mood in our country! In a two part series, we will explore how the country’s economic upswing is influencing furniture design and color, metal choices and material selections. First, we will take a look at how furniture designers are trending towards plush, tailored and richly hued fabrics!

  • Animal Instincts

    One way to add personality and whimsy to a room is to incorporate animals! In years past we saw a lot of owls and foxes but this year elephants and fish are popping up in designs everywhere! Using animals in your interior design can help define the overall feel of the space.

  • Accessories - The Jewelry of Your Home

    Accessories- The Jewelry of Your Home

     A great way to think about accessorizing your home is to think about how we accessorize our outfits!   After all, accessories really are the jewelry of the home! 

  • Let There Be Light

    Let There Be Light

    Did you ever walk into a room and immediately feel a warm and inviting ambience?  It may have a lot to do with the lighting.

     

  • The Mixing of the Styles

    There are hundreds of decorating styles out there! The common consensus in the past has been that once you pick style of home that is what you stick with. FOREVER!

  • Making a Rug: A How To

    To make a wool, hand tufted rug it is an easy process.

    Step 1) Buy a sheep....

  • New Year - New Home!

    A new year tends to mean a new you, however, we believe in new year, new home!

  • 2014- A Year End Review

    As we kick off 2015, we here at By Design Interiors would like to take some time to reminisce about this past year!

  • Girls Love the Hardware!

    Just like jewelry can make or break your outfit, furniture hardware can make or break your room’s style. Especially cabinet hardware!

  • The Perfect Chair: It's all in the Details

    It’s the little things that about us that make us unique and individual people, and just like with people the same thing is true with chairs.

  • A Day to be Thankful For

    Tis the season to be thankful! With yesterday's festivities over and everyone gearing up for Christmas, we thought that we would take some time to share what By Design Interiors' is thankful for!

  • Lillian August at High Point!

    It was by far one of our favorite parts of High Point! This bright and fun collection by Lillian August stole the show, and had many of our designers wishing that some of these wonderfully put together rooms were theirs!

  • Some Interesting Influences in Design

    We have all heard the saying, everything influences you. What you read or watch and pop culture will help shape your style decisions whether you realize it or not. Interior Design is no different!

  • Windows, Windows, Windows!

    No matter what type of home, whether it is a mega mansion or a ranch style, you have windows; unless you have a post-apocalyptic, zombie proof, safe house. With so many styles, designs, and ideas out there it can be hard to know what kind of treatments to use for your windows.

  • It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

    It is only September, but it is already time to start thinking about Christmas!

  • Making Your Bed as Special as You Are

    We all in our life times have owned a bed in a bag ensemble. While that matching coverlet and pillow shams are super cute, there are thousands of others out there with the same exact bed set as you! This is something as designers, we just cannot stand for. We believe in making every space a unique and perfect reflection of our client’s personality.

  • The Truth About Designing in Texas

    As many of you know By Design Interiors is located in the great state of Texas. Houston to be exact. While we love it here in the South and wouldn’t change it for the world, there are just a few things that only Interior Designers in Texas will understand...