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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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    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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    Latest Completed Project: Houston's Luxury Interior Design at it's finest

    Our senior designer Carly Crawford collaborated with principal designer Peggy Fuller, on a large scale project that's recently been completed. The magnificent home is now outfitted with opulent custom furnitures, unique accessories that are carefully chosen to suit the client's taste. Enjoy the photos below, we are thrilled with the outcome, and hope you feel the same!Photographer: Daniel Angulo For additional interior details photographs, do check out By Design Interiors' HOUZZ account, have a ...

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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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    6 Wall Covering Trends of 2017

    What’s the largest area in a room? The walls of course!To update a space, it’s vital to dress up the walls. We are very excited with this year’s trend, because wallcovering is back in full force.

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    10 tips on how to accessorize your home

    “Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.” -Nate BerkusHome accessories make the room. They showcase your personality, make your home feel interesting and cozy, and they complete the look of a well designed space.Most people can make easy decisions when it comes to choosing larger pieces of furniture, but when it comes to accessories, things tend to get complicated. Today we are going to give you some helpful tips, that should make things easier from ...

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    8 tips to lighten up for Spring!

    Happy Spring lovelies! This week we want to showcase some gorgeous photos of our projects, also talk about how to lighten up your space for the season.Spring hues can be difficult to incorporate, they are cheerful and easy on the eyes, but can come off too childlike if not done correctly. Let us help with the following tips:Tip 1: Use a pop of Spring colorTip 2: Use a toned downed shade of pastel, mix with variety of textures, this ensuers the room feels mature instead of too childish.Tip 3...

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    Beauty Lies In The Details

    This week we are discussing the small things. With interior design, we usually start with something small to inspire our creativity; this could be a color, a texture, or a beloved object that belongs to our client. We want to show you some beautiful detailed photos of our works, and how each detail pulled the whole room/home together.Enjoy and hope you have a restful weekend!Entry way:Living Area: Kitchen: Bedroom:Powder Room: Wine Room:For more Inspirations, check out our HOUZZ account:

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    Tell us, what's your style?

    Let's talk about Houston weather, shall we? No no, stay! You are not at the wrong blog, just hear us out...

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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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    Pattern mixing, intimidating or exciting?

    Hello lovelies! Did this week fly by for you also? We can't believe January is almost over, though this is definitely not a complaint, it's been a very productive month for our designers, what a great way to start the year off correctly right?Speaking of 2017, did you know mixing patterns is on trend in a big way?

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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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    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...

  • 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! 

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    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!

  • Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas to you and yours this Holiday Season!

  • 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.

  • Christmas Countdown!

    With only 20 days left til Christmas, it is definitely time to start decorating! We here at By Design Interiors are no stranger to decorating for the holidays. Check out our favorite looks from Christmases past!

  • 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!

  • Living with Mom - Not so Taboo Anymore

    During the now called “Great Recession” of 2007-2009, a growing trend underwent a rapid boom! The number of multiple generations of families living under one roof in America grew a stunning 10.5% in those two years alone.

  • 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!

  • The Next Big Thing

    The past few weeks we have shared our designer’s adventures in design at High Point Market! The By Design Interiors team was able to see the latest and greatest products from their favorite companies, and there are some definite trends coming in 2015!

  • High Points of High Point!

    This past week has our Designers hit the great town of High Point, North Carolina for the semi-annual High Point Market! We are so excited about all the latest and greatest products and trend that we saw! Take a look at some of our high points at High Point! 

  • The Designers take over High Point!

    Our Designers have taken over High Point, North Carolina for the annual Fall Market!

  • Trend Alert! Wall Coverings are Back!

    Trend Alert! Wall paper is back and here to stay!

  • 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!

  • Creative and Clever Kitchens!

    Keeping your kitchen organized can be a nightmare! With so many different kitchen gadgets, new gourmet spices, and millions of cookbooks out there it can be hard to know where to place everything!

  • 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...

  • Why to Choose an Interior Designer

    Everywhere you look these days there is DIY this and DIY that when it comes to home design projects. While there some up sides to doing a few things yourself, there are even more advantages to hiring an Interior Designer. Let’s take a look at four great reasons you should use an Interior Designer for your next design project.

  • Mosaics, Mosaics, and More Mosaics

    We love tile mosaics here at By Design Interiors. They can be used in any style of home from extremely traditional to super modern!

  • The Jewel Box of the Home

    A home’s powder bathroom is often overlooked when it comes to exciting décor. We here at By Design Interiors must say that is just a shame!

     

  • How to Pick and Place a Rug - Part 2

    Last week we told you a few of our favorite tips and tricks on how to pick and place your rug! This week concludes our miniseries and wraps up our expert advice.

  • How to Pick and Place a Rug - Part 1

    Choosing a rug for your space can surprisingly be one of the hardest things you do. There are SO many options! You have to select the size, shape, pattern, color, and texture. It can be a lot to think about!

  • Everything Must Go!

    We here at By Design Interiors, Inc. are gearing up for a bit of a re-model. It is as they say, "Out with the old and in with the new!" While we love everything here, it just simply can't all stay.

     

  • Houston House and Home Feature

    We here at By Design Interiors are extremely excited to announce that one of our Senior Designers, Erika Barczak, was recently feature along with Greg Wamhoff and Zach Dearbonne of Wamhoff Design Build in the July issue of Houston House and Home as a part of their spread called Designer Remodeling Projects!

     

  • Behind the Scene - Art Hanging

    The life of a designer is never boring. Our job description is to make a space as beautiful and functional as possible, but that can entail quite a lot. Recently, one designer and her assistant found themselves installing a house full of art!

     

  • Happy Independence Day!

    The By Design Interiors family would like to wish you a happy and safe Independence Day!

  • Gray with Envy

    Gray has become the next big, fabulous neutral, and let me tell you it is here to stay! While gray has been popular for modern and contemporary spaces for years, using the overlooked neutral is gaining more and more popularity in traditional and transitional homes.

  • Summer Time Fun

    Summer is finally here! It is the season for pool parties and barbeques, but as always with the changing of the season the age old question arises “Should we decorate our dining table for the season?” Our answer is yes!

  • Making the Unused Useful

    We all have those areas in our home that are unused. Whether it is an underutilized closet or that awkward space under your stair case, we have some unique ideas to help you make the most out of your waste of space.

     

  • 25 Years Young – New Logo Unveiling

    This October begins an exciting time here at By Design Interiors! We will be turning 25 years old, and we could not be any more excited!

  • Alexa Hampton at High Point!

    Even more exciting than going to High Point Market is getting the chance to meet Alexa Hampton at High Point Market!

  • Great Color Combo!

    Need a fresh new color combination?!

    Check out this week's blog for an exciting color combo.

  • New Year, New Start!

    It's a new year, let's start the year off right with a new start!  What about your home IS NOT working?  
    Too small, dated or generic, unorganized, or not function!  We can help with that and much more!

  • Choosing the Perfect Artwork

    Art is such a difficult think to sell to a client, it is usually quite personal and not always easy to pick just the right pieces that will tug on someone's heart strings...