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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.

  • Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!

    As the air gets chilly and the holidays get closer, we all start pulling out the decorations. If you need a little inspiration this year, look no further than our talented designers! In their first annual tree decorating contest at Ferguson, By Design Interiors won first place in the Judge's Choice Award! 


  • Take Your Walls From Simple to Simply Stunning!

    Wallpapers have come a long way in interior design, from the eighties overload of the romantic florals and stripes, to the stunning designs we now see! As designers, we adore the fact that they can add drama, texture and a sense of luxury to your space! 


  • Mid - Century Modern Mad Appeal!

    Your grandparents may have owned a piece, or maybe your parents? You may own pieces or have friends that do. So what is the enduring appeal of mid-century modern furniture?


  • Sherwin Williams ColorMix 2017!

    Color selection is always an interesting topic. Some people are bold color lovers and it is evident in their clothes and homes! Others prefer a more subdued palette of neutrals. Color invokes feelings and expresses itself in many ways!


  • 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!


  • Spotlight on Design - High Fashion Home in The Woodlands, Part 1

    We are excited to continue our series, 'Spotlight on Design', with all new projects so you can see what our talented designers have been up to! This month we will focus on a stunning and sophisticated home remodel in The Woodlands, TX, designed by Erika Barczak and remodeled by Keechi Creek Builders! This gorgeous 'high fashion' remodel transformed the home, making it current and integrating the fantastic views of the outdoors inward!


  • Design Geometry 201 !

    Last week we looked at geometric designs covering walls, upholstered furniture and floor rugs, this week we will focus on accessories and case goods! As you will see, geometry is literally everywhere in interior design, and that is a good thing!


  • Fabric Love!

    Every Tuesday morning we look forward to our vendor breakfast meetings! These meetings provide us with an inside look at the very latest and greatest products including fabrics, furniture, tile, rugs, accessories, and the list goes on! We also focus on keeping our training as up to date as possible, as there are always new innovations and new designs in the field of interior design! 


  • Spotlight on Design - Chic & Sophisticated With a Modern Twist Part 2

    In this week's blog we will continue our tour of this sophisticated and chic modern new build home in Houston, TX! This spectacular home was designed by one of our amazing designers, Ashton Morgan, and built by Flair Builders! In this blog, we will focus on the dazzling master suite, the bathrooms and the living areas.


  • Flirty Florals Part 3

    For the third and final blog on flirty florals, we will take a look at all things floral in accessories, faux floral arrangements and lighting! These smaller pieces can add a fresh, flirty and feminine element to the room!


  • Flirty Florals Part 2

    This week we will look at ways to incorporate floral design onto walls!  A wonderful way to bring life into a room with a big impact is to use a wallcovering! If you want to create a stunning focal point in a space, a wall mural may be the perfect solution!


  • Flirty Florals Part 1

    Flirty floral patterns have been blooming everywhere in interiors including; wallcoverings, fabrics, window treatments, rugs, accessories and even lighting! From large scale prints to old school vintage inspired botanicals, these florals have been reinterpreted to look updated and fresh and they can be incorporated in a variety of interior styles from classic to contemporary! 


  • Look Down, Look All Around!

     As designers, we love to put a little something unexpected into a room! It may be one of the first things you notice when you walk in but more often than not, it is a little more subtle, like a surprise waiting to be discovered! 


  • Spotlight on Design - Timeless Traditional in Tomball Part 1

    We are excited to bring back our series, "Spot Light on Design", with all new projects so you can see what our talented designers have been up to! First up is an exquisite, traditional home in Tomball TX, designed by Erika Barczak! This week we will focus on the kitchen and dining areas of the home.


  • Writing In Designer Style - Part 1

    It seemed that everywhere we turned in April at High Point Furniture Market, we saw writing desks! These desks were placed not only in a study, but in all other areas of the home as well! We saw some placed behind sofas, next to beds (doubling as a night stand) and of course, in home offices!

  • Beyond the Man Cave - Part 2!

    This week we are going to continue to explore the world of masculine designs! Furniture, accessories and art that any man or woman can appreciate and that elevate the "man cave" to a new designer level! In this blog, we will take a look at some handsome case goods and tables that have a masculine feel but with high end designer touches and quality anyone can appreciate. 

  • Transforming Homes, Transforming Lives!

    As designers we often see our clients come full circle with their emotions during a project. During the initial  planning phase they are excited, hopeful and optimistic for the upcoming changes to their home.

  • Bring a Little Bling to Your Home!

    In the last of our metallic series, we will be sharing some fantastic mirrors, wall art and accessories that will give your room the perfect touch of excitement and shine!

  • Bringing Metal Furniture Inside!

    In our last blog we focused on the idea of mixing different metals into interiors, this week we will show you some alluring individual pieces that you can incorporate into your space! Each of these furniture pieces will add character to a space whether through shine, intricate patterned designs or the perfect compliment to another material!

  • 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!

  • Let Your Creativity Flow - Designing for Children Part 1

    As designers, we love the chance to design children's rooms as it gives us a chance to unleash our creativity in unique ways! There is no fear of using bold colors, vibrant graphics and whimsical accessories! The bonus is getting to work with an enthusiastic, little collaborator on the project!

  • 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.

  • It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

    With Christmas right around the corner, it is down to crunch time! Maybe you have had all the decorations out and set up the day after Thanksgiving? Maybe you haven't started yet?! Somewhere in the middle of it?! If decorating causes you more stress than cheer, why not consider hiring one of our talented interior designers next year?

  • 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! 

  • Crushing on Velvet

    Just what is it about velvet that makes it so appealing?!  Maybe it’s the rich colors, the luxurious feel, the sumptuous look, or all of the above and then some! Velvet has been around for thousands of years but its allure has not faded!

  • 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!

  • Backsplashes - Infusing Personality Into a Room!

    Whether it is in your kitchen, master bathroom, bar or powder bathroom; backsplashes can infuse personality into a space! Backsplashes can be a stunning focal point in a room by adding color, texture or dimension to a room! As designers, we consider the backsplash to be an exciting design element where we have the opportunity to combine materials to create a custom design like no other!

  • Spotlight on Design - Modern Elegance

    This month’s “Spotlight on Design” features another one of our truly talented designers and her gorgeous "Modern Elegance" project ! Mary Blair will take you through the intricate thought process behind her design, the detailed process itself and the fantastic end results!

  • Woods That Wow! Part I

    It appears as though the world of furniture design is following the motto of the interior design world with, 'anything is possible' and 'the options are limitless'! It is an exciting time to watch the burst of creativity from designers wanting to create something one of a kind, unique and custom!

  • 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!