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    How to Design The Right Mood For Your Room

    We love this handy reference guide of "Room Color and How It Affects Your Mood". Hope you enjoy the article, and don't forget to pin or download the helpful infograph we've included at the end for your future decorating references!Have you ever walked into a room and felt dragged out by the color surrounding you? Or have you walked into a room and felt calm or happy?

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    Lighting! The Jewelry of Your Home

    Beauty and function go hand-in-hand within the world of Interior Design. As designers, we are constantly on the look out for the next eye-catching piece – it’s a continual treasure hunt.So, when it comes to lighting, it’s important to find the perfect fixture – something that fits the need and compliments the space. Like your favorite piece of jewelry, a light fixture can tie it everything together.Check out some of our favorites below –This crystal chandelier amps up the elegance of this soft, ...

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    Houston Interior Design Firm's Fabulous Kitchen Before and After Reveal!

    From dated, dark and narrow - this space was transformed into a stunning, open concept Kitchen by Interior Designer, Erika Barczak and Wamhoff Design-Build.The original Kitchen was not user-friendly. It was a tight space that didn’t allow an effective work area for the Clients who love to cook. After evaluating the Clients needs for an inviting, high-functioning kitchen – the walls were removed between the existing Kitchen and Great Room.

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    Hello Color! Sherwin Williams Color Forecast 2020 Recap

    On September 12th, Sherwin Williams, introduced their Colormix® Color Forecast 2020 – and it is truly inspiring!Sherwin Williams released 45 trend colors, curated into 5 different color palettes. These palettes were created with the purpose of bringing about “joy, serenity, and focus.” With the intention to balance the “mind, body and spirit” - Oh, the power of Color!So, lets breakdown these 5 color palettes: Alive, Mantra, Play, Haven, and Heart.Alive:Alive&rsq...

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    Interior Design's Top 2019 Fall Trends

    Is it wishful thinking or are you feeling a slight breeze early in the morning and when the sun sets? This has got us feeling excited about Fall! Today we are sharing the upcoming Autumn trends, hope you enjoy the read.

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    Interior design firm to celebrate 30 years of beautifying Houston!

    We are in the news! Thank you Community Impact for featuring By Design Interiors in the "News from Spring/Klein" section!See the article here >By Design Interiors, Inc., located at 5629 FM 1960, Ste. 113, Houston, will celebrate its 30-year anniversary in October.

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    Houston modern transitional home renovation: Before and After

    Do you believe home renovation is tough, stressful, and downright unpleasant? Don’t worry, we are here to help! Take a look at this gallery of whole home renovation Before and After, consider yourself armed with our best transitional/modern home renovation ideas.  Designer: Peggy Fuller Photographer: Daniel Angulo

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    Latest Houston Home Renovation Reveal: Chic and Sophisticated with delightful details

    Our Principal Interior Designer Peggy wants to share her latest whole home project with you all today! We promise this is a exciting one, lots of details that's worth looking over. Pay special attention to the bathrooms, the granite in the powder and master is amazing!Scroll down to see all the delightful details, and don't hesitate to contact us if you want to elevate your own home to the next level!Designer: Peggy FullerPhotography: Daniel Angulo For additional interior details photographs, do...

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    Let's review the top bathroom trends of 2019!

    As we pass the half way mark of the year, it's a good idea to review the top trends of 2019 and see whether the predictions were correct. Our designers had a lot of fun incorporating trendy elements with functionality. Let's take a look at some of our favorite bathroom designs today!Trend number 1: Preppy and nautical: A fresher take on navy and white.Trend number 2: Black and white: Black is unexpected and bold, it gives off a high end feelingTrend number 3: Wood and white: Too much white can b...

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    Let's review the top kitchen trends of 2019!

    It's the halfway mark of 2019, can you believe it? We thought it would be fun to look at the top trends of 2019 today, see what our designers came up with. Let's start by focusing on the heart of a home: The Kitchen.Trend number 1: Colorful cabinets.

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    Houston Interior Designer reveal her latest project (Before and After!)

    Whenever we post Before and After photos, the blog post tends to get tons of attention. Today we want to share some snap shots of our designer Ayca's latest project. A custom home completed back in 2004. Ayca was surprised to find yellowish maple stain with orange floors.

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    Our favorite bright and happy rooms!

    Even though it's not officially Summer yet in Houston, as the temperature gets closer and closer to 100, we are in the mood to share some bright and happy designs! “I want a house that my kids and grandkids will love!” #challengeaccepted All of the fun colors and patterns!! Designer: Erika BarczakThese tiles are what happy dreams are made of! Designer: Erika BarczakA breakfast nook that's open and welcoming.

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    Houston Interior design firm's latest before and after transformations

    Who doesn't love a good Before and After blog post about interior design room transformations? Well you are in for a treat today! Our designer Ashton wants to share her latest completed whole home project, and we are lucky enough to have the "before" photos to showcase how a professional can turn the same space into something so beautiful yet functional.

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    Our Favorite 2019 Interior Design Trends from High Point Market

    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 had to split all the photos into three blog posts. Please enjoy part 2 of 3: Fabulous and Botanical

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    Houston Interior Designers share their latest finds from High Point Market 2019

    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 three blog posts.

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    Houston Interior Design Firm awarded "Best of HOUZZ" for both Design and Service in 2019!

    We are excited to be among the 3 percent of Houzz’s 2.1 million active home pros who was awarded the "Best Of Houzz" awards.Best of Houzz is a people’s choice award. It is the Houzz community’s pick of the top-rated professionals and popular home designs across and around the world. There are 2 types of award to be won; Design and Customer Service.A Best of Houzz Design award celebrates home professionals whose work was most popular among Houzz users in the past year, meaning photos of that work...

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    10 things to consider when planning for your dream kitchen renovation project in Houston

    Have you been thinking about making that dream kitchen come to life in 2019? Homeowners invest the most on kitchen remodeling than any other home improvement projects. This is all with good reason due to how often we use the space, and the return on investment/increase on home value.We want to share some of our favorite kitchen projects today, also to help you think ahead of the project. The following are important factors to consider before you start the kitchen renovation.Do you have a de...

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    Interior Designer Vs. Interior Decorator, what is the difference?

    What is the difference between an Interior Designer and an Interior Decorator? We get asked this a lot, and we totally get why it's confusing. Read on as we explain the differences.Many people use the terms “interior design” and “interior decorating” interchangeably, but these professions differ in critical ways.

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    How To Choose The Right Interior Design Firm in Houston

    Purchasing a home in Houston can be very exciting, but it can also become stressful when you start trying to find a trustworthy interior design firm to meet your taste and more. Just type “Houston Interior Design Firm” on Google, and about 25,000,000 results pull right up. With many options to choose from, where should one even begin?

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    Popular Houston White Kitchen Design Ideas for 2019

    It's the beginning of the year, here at By Design Interiors, we are getting lots of requests about space planning, and how to design homes so it's easy to stay organized. Since the kitchen is the heart of a home, we would like to share some of our favorite projects. We are focusing on white kitchens today, because it's classic and never goes out of style. Enjoy!This white kitchen is stunning with high-end appliances and a crisp, clean transitional feel.

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    3 Important Factors In Choosing The Right Houston Interior Design Firm

    So you just purchased a luxury home in the best part of Houston, and you can’t wait to move in because it’s the home that you have always dreamt of. But there is just one problem; you are not sure which interior design firm to choose.The scenario is pretty normal with most new homeowners, you want to live in a home with your stamp of approval, yet with that extra touch only a professional design firm can provide. While a lot of Houston Interior Designers would provide you with style ...

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    Houston Interior Design, 11 Before and After Room Transformations

    As we approach the most magical time of the year, other than starting on various fun holiday decorating projects, we are also in the process of finishing up some large scale design projects. This is a good time for the designers to reflect on everything we've work on for the year, also look forward to many more in 2019.We want to share some of our favorite Before and After photos here, we also want to thank all of our clients who believed in our visions and expertise, let's collaborate a...

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    Traditional Interior Design in Houston

    Is there a particular style you absolutely adore? All of our designers are well versed with multiple interior design methodology. Whether you are starting from floor up or are combining your current furnishings with distinctive new pieces to refine the style of your space, By Design Interiors is here to help.

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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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    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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    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!