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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 Barczak A 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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?

  • 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!


  • 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!

  • Designing for the Flip Side!

    As designers, we really appreciate when a great deal of thought is put into designing a piece of furniture. It has to look good from all angles! When a chair has that extra attention to detail it really stands out!

  • A New Way to Tuft!

    We are back from High Point Market and eager to share the latest and greatest! Channel style quilted furniture certainly caught our eye this October! It is a blend of modern, clean lines but a little puffy and inviting at the same time!

  • 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! 

  • Spotlight on Design - Wall Covering!

    This month's "Spotlight on Design" features another one of our talented and creative designers, Ashton Morgan, and a sampling of her beautiful designs! In her own words, Ashton will invite you to revisit the world of wall coverings and the gorgeous, modern selections available to you! If walls could talk… they would say they need attention too!

  • 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!

  • Crystals and Geodes and Corals, Oh My!

    Crystals, geodes and corals have been trending in design and fashion for the past few years and instead of phasing out, have become even more popular! It seems as though they have become the new way to incorporate a layer of natural beauty into your interior design. We can now expand our options of bringing the outdoors in by not only using plants and flowers, but also using gems, rocks, geodes, agates and corals!