Bonita Clark

Do you ever feel like you want to bring the refreshing essence of the outdoors into your home? Many of us do! But have you ever wondered why we are naturally drawn to incorporating nature-inspired interior design into our homes? And more importantly, how can we achieve it? Depending on where you live, the changing [...]


Custom Cocktail Tables (and end tables & drink tables) add a unique look to your room. You should consider custom. Take a look at these examples of how you and your BY DESIGN designer can create a unique custom cocktail table that sets your room apart from every other person’s. Customizing not only makes the [...]

Cottage style interior design evokes ideas of sand and shells and sun. There are a million great ways to do cottage style. Here is q quick look at ours. We renovated an old fishing cottage in 1996 at Spirit Lake.  It was tons of work.  My husband did most of the work – with an [...]


Interiors Magazine has featured Charleston Forge in it’s magazine. We’ve been working with Charleston Forge to place their hand-crafted furniture in our customer’s homes for more years than we’d care to mention. And BY DESIGN always been proud to use their products. Every piece is hand-forged and custom finished. Each piece is created specially for our [...]

Unique Dining Chairs

Give your dining room that wow factor. Choose unique dining chair designs or exquisite fabrics to create your perfect dining room.

The Modern Luxury Interior Design Style is the unabashed embrace of luxury living in today’s contemporary style. It uses elegant fabrics and beautiful finishes. Large scale and simple lines reinforce this feeling of elegance. Comfort is never sacrificed. Worn finishes may be used, but when they are, they still denote beauty and luxury – not [...]

Design impact you can make in weeks rather than months These days a “quick holiday room refresh” may sound like a pipe dream. You’ve heard the stories: supply chain problems, long order times, yadayadayada. But don’t fear, design lover… there are things that you can get done. There are changes that you can make before [...]

8 Living Room Sofa Ideas

The sofa is usually the largest and most important piece in a living room. It is an important investment and deserves your best effort. We’d like to offer these eight living room sofa ideas to get you thinking beyond the basics. Scale your sofa for your room But what does that mean exactly? It isn’t [...]


We saw a thousand great new things at the High Point Furniture Market. Occasionally old is new. So this new furniture style is – the Metro Sectional. That’s right, one of our favorite sofas is now available as a sectional. Here’s the Metro sofa that we’ve come to know and love: Metro sofa in fabric [...]

Custom order furniture is what we do at BY DESIGN. We love custom furniture for our clients for so many reasons (read six reasons to choose custom furniture here). We’ve selected sources for our furniture who are among the fastest in the industry. Unfortunately, production is slow across the board right now. Nevertheless, we know [...]

Your furniture does not have to be one identical piece among the thousands that rolled of a production line and shipped to a warehouse store.


If you like beautifully styled modern sofas, sectionals and chairs, you’ll love EASE. First let’s talk style. Here are a few examples of the EASE collections great styles. (We’d love to show you more!) Here is the Tess sofa. Flowing lines are emphasized by tight back and bench seat. Sculpted flair arms and steel legs [...]

New Bedroom Intro Videos

New Bedroom Introductions Here are some great Four Hands products in bedroom designs. Four Hands excels at the Modern Casual or Organic Modern design style so popular today. We love these looks! Featured here: Dalton Headboard is coolly modern, featuring natural top-grain leather paneling features whipstitch detailing for a touch of texture, wrapping gunmetal-finished [...]

Four Hands has introduced stunning new living room pieces. The ideas will be reflected in many design-forward rooms in the coming year. Take a look! Featured here: The Bingham Coffee Table: An organic-spirited statement piece. A drum-style coffee table of distressed iron rests within a sculptural cradle base of rustic, character-rich oak with beautiful [...]

Jessica and Angela introduce the Louise Variations Collection Variations styles like the Louise are important tools to help us create your perfect room. Here’s why: We have a Louise sofa and two chairs on our floor – each in a different configuration. We also have an arm variation display. You can sit on each and [...]


INTRODUCING… We’re excited to show you the new collection of sofas and sectionals we’ve brought into our Modern Luxury room at BY DESIGN. We now have the Carmet sectional on our floor. And this single sectional represents a myriad of design possibilities for you. Because each style has three sofa configurations, a loveseat, two chair [...]

Counter Stool Revolution


The important thing about stools is you have a huge selection to choose from…


Make a big change to your room with a single piece Your TV is likely the focal point of the room. Maybe make it a really, really cool focal point. Here are six consoles that really rock. Plus, at the time we’re posting this, all of them are in stock and ready for shipment! However… [...]