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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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    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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    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 sharing their latest finds from High Point Market 2018

    Did you enjoy part 1 of our High Point Market 2018's favorite finds? Here is a link to the post if you missed it: Click here > Today we are sharing more of the furniture, arts and accessories, plus fun shots of our designers while on the trip. Enjoy!  Check out this dramatic headboard!

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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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    Houston Multi-Generational Home Design

    It's 2018, and how we see the term "family" has evolved in a big way. The younger generation is getting married later, while the older generation's living a longer and healthier lifestyle. It's time to rethink what works best when it comes our living spaces. More and more builders within the Houston area are starting to offer homes that support Multi-Generational Living.

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    9 ways to incorporate Ultra Violet (color of the year 2018) into your home

    Happy 2018! It's time we start anew; and this year's Pantone color choice reflects just that... Say hello to ULTRA VIOLET!

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    Houston Interior Designer shows off her entertaining style for the holidays

    Happy Holidays everyone! As we reflect on 2017 and look towards the new year ahead, the team of By Design interiors feels a sense of love and togetherness, not just with our designers and staff, our clients; but also with you nice folks who drop in to see at what we've been up to. Whether via our blog, our HOUZZ design portfolio, or our social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram).

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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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    The Gift of Giving

    Mother Teresa said it best: "“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” The By Design Interiors team participates in various charity efforts through out the year, though we are most excited about this one: Operation Christmas Child!Senior designer Erika headed the effort, picked up a bunch of boxes/labels for the rest of the office. Each ladies then got creative and filled the box with items they deem useful for the children, plus something extra ...

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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 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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    From Traditional Acadian to Soft Southern Charm

    Is it just us, or has June and July flew by so quickly this year? We are already gearing up for the Fall season. Which means soft neutral tones and beautiful mutes gold accents are on our minds.

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    Wonderful finds from High Point Market

    We are back from a very successful trip to High Point Market Spring 2017. Check out some of our favorite pieces from the show, and feel free to drop us a line or email with questions and inquiries. We feel so inspired, can't wait to incorporate these new ideas/products into our clients' spaces.Make a statement! Bernhardt FurnitureSimple, elegant staging Hooker Furniture We are loving these moody blues @theoblog Every room at the showroom was full of beautiful surprises!&...

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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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    Where does bad light end up? In Prism.

    OK we are sorry for that bad pun, but hopefully it brought you a LIGHT chuckle on this beautiful Friday! If you follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, then you already know the topic of the week is: LIGHTING.The proper lighting should define your personal style, set the mood and perform the task of helping us see. Here are a few quick rule of thumb when it comes to choosing the right lighting for your home:Living room: Light up different corners Use a combination of types of lamps Use...

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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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    It's almost 2017, time to rethink your colors!

    Hello lovelies, hope you are enjoying this very warm holiday season! We know it doesn't feel much like Winter, but the Fall leaves that are popping up all around town is quite stunning, and we will take what we can get!Speaking of colors, have you heard the official Pantone color of the year 2017 is "GREENERY"? Yes, it's definitely an eye opener, in fact, jokesters from Twittersphere have been making some not so kind comments about the color. Comparing it to guacamole and ...

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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...

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    Holiday Tablescapes: Old Hollywood Style

    Are you getting excited about the holidays? Will you be throwing parties that wow the crowd?This year we were invited to compete in Houston Design Center's 9th Annual Deck the Tables Holiday Tabletop Tour. Our theme was "Old Hollywood Glam", lots of gorgeous details were included.

  • Sweet Dreams - In Your Custom Bedding

    Sweet Dreams – In Your Custom Bedding   When you think about it, we spend one third of our lives sleeping.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to come home to an extraordinary bedroom that is your sanctuary, your retreat to escape from life's stressors?

  • Valentine's Day Gifts- Think Outside of the Chocolate Box

    Valentine’s Day Gifts – Think Outside of the Chocolate Box! Do you struggle with what to get your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day?  Instead of falling back on the old standbys of flowers and chocolates, how about putting a unique and romantic spin on the holiday with a gift that may be a bit out of the box but that can be treasured forever?