Meet Our Designers

By Design Interiors, Inc. was founded in 1990, and has become one of Houston's premier, full-service, luxury design firms with expertise in both residential locations and commercial spaces. We are committed to maintaining a reputation for integrity and impeccable service. Our goal is to "make your world more beautiful, By Design!"



Erika Barczak

Erika Barczak is a graduate from Wayne State University, in Detroit.  It was there that she fell in love with Interior Design. She believes that everyone has a vision for their personal space, but may need a little assistance in achieving those goals. With some research and a lot of imagination, any space can function flawlessly while looking gorgeous, calming, energizing or even sexy. Erika's technical knowledge, wide-based skill-set and vivacious energy make her a joy to work with. She is ready and excited to transform your space!





Carly Crawford has the design and project management skills needed for any interior design project. She is a Registered Interior Designer and holds a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Texas State University. Carly’s diversified capabilities encompass everything from furniture selection and custom interiors through specifications for remodels and new construction. Her love for art as a young child has grown into a passion for helping her clients create beautiful and functional spaces of all types, shapes, and sizes. Carly believes that exceptional design is where creativity and innovation converge. She tackles every project with outstanding problem solving skills and delightful enthusiasm.



Ayca Stiffel

Having graduated from The University of Houston, with a bachelors in Interior Design, Ayca Stiffel has over 20 years of experience in residential, retail, commercial and corporate office design. Ayca’s appreciation and passion for design and architecture developed as spent her youth living in seven different countries on four continents. In her work, she thoughtfully creates interiors that uniquely reflect the clients' personality and helps translate their vision into reality. Her personal style consists of a careful balance of timeless classical elegance juxtaposed with modern materials and décor.