A Luminous & Welcoming Refresh

Long-time BY DESIGN clients Tracey & Greg of Waukee loved the existing living room furniture they purchased from our store years ago, but they were ready for an update. They stopped in to do some browsing and met with Jessica who was eager to help with a new design.


One aspect they always loved about their existing sectional was the unique wedge configuration. They were looking for something equally interesting to take its place.

Enter the Milford Cuddle Chaise Sectional!

This fun variation on the traditional straight chaise creates the perfect nook to curl up and read or watch TV.

Milford 2 Piece Sectional w/ Cuddle Chaise

Our next goal was to optimize the room’s comfort and seating capacity by including two Stephanie Swivel Gliders and the Louise Cuddle Chair and ottoman.

Stephanie Swivel Gliders in leather
Louise Cuddle Chair & Large Ottoman

We selected new coordinating fabrics to recover the storage cube ottomans they had purchased from BY DESIGN years earlier. The existing end tables also work well with the new design.

New Design Floor Plan

Round it out with some new lamps and a rug and voilà!

AFTER – Milford Sectional w/ Cuddle Chaise on Louise Cuddle Chair & ottoman
Picture from back of sectional shows a better view of the Stephanie Swivel Gliders.
Stephanie Swivel Gliders in leather
After design image of living room space with large windows and fire place. Milford two piece sectional with cuddle chaise and Louise Cuddle Chair and ottoman on left side of image. Stephanie swivel gliders in leather on right side of image. Rug pulls the whole room together.

“We have been customers of BY DESIGN for over 20 years and when it was time to update our living room we knew exactly where we were going!  We had the great fortune to work with Jessica and she has been amazing!  She made pulling together new furnishings and choosing new colors so easy.  She listened to our ideas and then added her own special touches, which we loved!” – Tracey & Greg

The next step is some fun new accessories for the fireplace mantle! Thank you so much to Tracey & Greg! We truly appreciate your continued business over the last 20+ years! We hope you are loving your living room furniture update!

Could these pieces work well in your home? Check them out and stop in the store for help with your room design!

Milford Sectional Louise Cuddle Chair Stephanie Swivel Glider

Check out more projects by Jessica on her designer profile!

Jessica Young About the author: “My goal as your designer is to make the design process as simple as possible for you. I’ll help manifest a sanctuary within your home that is completely unique to you!” Jessica’s Page