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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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    Does Hip and Modern equal Family Friendly?

    Does Hip and Modern equal Family Friendly? The answer is a definite "YES!" as proven by our designer Erika.When presented with a unique set of requirements, the challenge always excites our designers at By Design Interiors. The photos we are sharing today was taken in a town home resides in the heart of Houston.

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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.

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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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    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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    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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    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.

  • Brilliant Metal Lighting Options!

    Accessories, mirrors and lighting have always come in different metals but we continue to be delighted at all the new, creative eye catching designs! These smaller pieces can be combined with any types of materials including metals in other tones. 

  • Bringing Back the Bar Cart!

    Bar carts have been making a "mad" comeback in interior design, inspired in part by the new vintage aesthetic seen lately on popular television shows! Bar carts are a fantastic and fun way to entertain and can compliment your style whether it is sophisticated and glamorous or hip and quirky!

  • Light Up Your Room - Part 2

    Inspiration can come from many sources but nature has long been a go to for Interior Designers. We see freeform lines in furniture, accessories and lighting that may have been sparked by an organic element! Organic shapes have the ability to draw you in since they are so unique.

  • Outdoors, the New Indoor Living!

    ​If you live in the south, you have waited for this weather all year long; temperatures in the 70's, no mosquitos and a chance to enjoy the outdoors without having to be immersed in water! Outdoor living areas have become more popular than ever as manufacturers are designing more durable products and designers are space planning beautiful designs for the outdoors from the very beginning of the home building process.

  • 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!

  • Mad About Plaid!

    As the weather cools and the leaves change colors (or if you live in Houston, the pine needles fall) we are drawn to cozier fabrics, and nothing says fall like plaid! This traditional pattern is transitioning straight from the runways into home décor!

  • Amazing Expressions of Chair Designs!

    Throughout history, the chair has symbolized different periods of history like no other piece of furniture. The chair has been witness to an ever changing evolution of interiors; from Ancient Greece, to Medieval times to Mid-Century. Chairs pose a design challenge because they need to combine form, function and be aesthetically beautiful!

  • Mirrors - Reflecting on Design

    One of the best ways to visually expand a space is to add a mirror! Mirrors can add depth and dimension to a space as well as adding brightness and luminosity. With the correct placement of mirrors, you can reflect and emphasize a gorgeous design!

  • Acrylic Asending Once Again

     We love luminous, sparkling things like crystal and glass, but acrylic has the added benefit of not breaking, chipping or shattering! Although acrylic furniture gives a space a weightless, light and airy feel, it is actually quite strong and heavy!

  • Design In Flight

    Once again, interior design is following the runway fashions and birds, feathers and flocks are turning up in accessories, art and even furniture! Designers are putting a modern twist on these longtime favorite subjects with glamorous golden tones and creative arrangements!

  • The Future Looks Bright, Bold and Gold! Part II

     In this week’s blog we will continue to explore how the economic upswing is positively affecting the interior design world! Interior designers and furniture designers are combining modern glamour with classic sophistication to give us luxurious looks! The great thing about these bold and bright metal accents and exquisite material choices is that they coordinate effortlessly with modern, transitional and traditional design aesthetics!

  • 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!

  • Animal Instincts

    One way to add personality and whimsy to a room is to incorporate animals! In years past we saw a lot of owls and foxes but this year elephants and fish are popping up in designs everywhere! Using animals in your interior design can help define the overall feel of the space.