Testimonials

“Angela listened to what I was looking for and produced exactly what I wanted.”

“Working with Laura at By Design has been a great experience for our family! She has picked out some wonderful furniture pieces for our home that we love! They are unique and beautiful and represent our taste very well. She made it such an easy process and did all the leg work to bring forth [...]

“We just completed the second project that we have done with Jessica Young. Jessica listens to her customers and is fun to work with towards achieving the visions that the customer brings to by Design. We were thrilled with our selections for our family room makeover and we have recently completed the process of selecting [...]

“Angela was wonderful to work with, she knew the material and colors well, I had my mind made up with the pieces in half hour.  Would recommend her for your design.”

“My wife and I went to By Design to find new furniture for our family room. We were fairly sure of what we were looking for but were very much open to suggestions. Angela helped us and was very thorough and patient. She educated us on all the materials available and then carefully helped us [...]

“My husband and I were recently looking for a new sectional for our family room. Fortunately, we landed at by Design Furniture. What a fantastic find. They have a great selection of everything you could ever need to design and furnish your home. Angela was awesome to work with! She took the time to show [...]

“We moved to West Des Moines from out of state a little over a year ago and By Design quickly became one of our favorite “go-to” places for home furnishings.  We like to browse and the staff has always been helpful.  Recently, we decided to furnish our downstairs finished basement.   We started to work with [...]

“We moved to this area from a small town in NE Iowa. When it came time to get furniture for our new home I wasn’t sure where to go. I went to a few furniture stores on my own and came home empty-handed and a little overwhelmed. A friend recommended By Design. What a wonderful experience! Laura is [...]

“Working with Laura and the whole team at By Design has been a delight! Our relationship goes way back! Over the years, as our needs and residences have changed, we’ve always relied on them for quality, design, and service. An upcoming condo redo brought us back yet again. While shopping, we introduced our daughter and [...]

We moved recently and needed furniture for our LR and DR. We had purchased from By Design many years earlier and appreciated their quality product line, design services and genuine interest in helping us. I really needed help figuring out what would work with some unique aspects of our home and Jessica was the perfect [...]

“Laura was incredibly helpful in picking out new furniture for our living room. With just a room sketch and a few hints about our style, she selected furniture that looks great, is comfortable, and fits our family of 6. Thank you!”

“This past week I bought a sectional from By Design. I worked with Jessica, one of the designers. The service was excellent. She came out to my house to measure and draw up a plan to size. I visited their showroom many times in the past few weeks and they were always willing to help [...]

“Angela was great to work with. We had specific needs due to my husband’s mobility issues and she was able to help us find the best sofa for our needs and even arrange for an extra cushion. She made an appointment with us before the store opened so we could be the only customer in [...]

“Laura was wonderful and so patient with us. I would highly, highly  recommend her. She is a gem.”

We worked with Laura and very pleased with all her effort. She had a plan for us and if we made suggestions she adjusted and really listened to us. We had our delivery yesterday and she was here to place everything. Our room looks great and Laura was very helpful and we know we can [...]

“I can’t say enough about Laura. She was extremely patient with me and my indecision. She helped me with my living room furniture.  She can see your vision and bring it to life. Her home visits are so helpful! She can work magic into any room.I’m so glad to have met her because I know [...]

“We recently purchased a new home in Waukee and needed some new furniture. Our daughter suggested By Design.  On our first visit, we met Angela and she has been most helpful in picking our furniture.  We appreciate her taking the time to present ideas and suggestions and keeping within our budget.  We look forward to [...]

“We have a family member that is a professional Interior Designer and has been in major publications for her work and unfortunately, she didn’t feel she could provide the best service to fit our needs because she lives out of state. She researched Laura Beeler out and said she would be a perfect fit and [...]

“We built a new home and moved in December 2019 with only a recliner chair for our living room (which we bought from By Design 3 years earlier). Knowing we wanted to get furniture to complement our chair and of the same quality craftsmanship, we returned to By Design. I worked with designer Jessica and [...]

“Jessica has been working with us these past six months to furnish our new home.  She has been terrific to worth with and she has a real talent for helping us find furniture that matches our aesthetic but also showing us fabrics etc…that we would not have chosen on our own… We live out of [...]

“We are wanting to update a couple of rooms in our home and have been searching endlessly for weeks. We happened to hear about by Design from a friend and thought we would check it out. So many beautiful concepts and pieces! We were so lucky to be able to have Jessica assist us (she [...]

“I needed some new pillows to brighten up my family room. Angela helped me find two coordinating fabrics that were not only beautiful but practical and cost-effective, too! I love By Design’s huge fabric selection.”

“Angela was wonderful to work with. She is fantastic at listening to our needs and achieving the perfect color tones with existing pieces we are trying to incorporate.”

“We loved working with Angela!  I’ve been wanting someone to help design our living room for a long time so I had ideas on what I wanted.  Angela put together a design, all the pieces and fabrics that were exactly what we were looking for.  Angela made our experience fun, exciting and stress-free.”

“My wife and I recently purchased a chair and ottoman. Jessica did a great job of helping us decide which style and fabric to choose. I appreciate her interest, knowledge, and helpfulness. We bought the furniture from By Design because we wanted personal service as well as high-quality furniture. We bought expensive (for us) furniture [...]

“I worked with Laura on updating my dining room and what a transformation!  It is stunning and the process was so smooth…and fun!  Great ideas and great products!  I will definitely be back in touch with Laura when the next room needs updating!”

“It was such a pleasure working with Angela.  She listened to our design requested and delivered with a great design for our home.  We look forward to working with her again in the future.”

“I wandered into by Design several years ago with a look of bewilderment. Thankfully, Laura B. took me under her wing and we pieced together a beautiful living room. Last week, we added the gorgeous, and oh so comfortable Comfort Air chairs. My husband and I don’t want to leave them! Laura has now touched [...]

“Shopping at By Design is always a joy!  My husband and I are repeat customers. Their furniture and accessories are not only beautiful but also of the highest quality.  We have enjoyed everything we have purchased in the past, and we are excited to welcome into our home the items we purchased today.  Laura is [...]

“Angela Lahr was really great to work with, both in terms of her professional opinions and her help to create a cohesive design of our newly remodeled living room. Angela was an excellent communicator and clearly listened to our wants and desires. By Design, has well-made furniture, throw rugs and numerous styles to choose from, [...]

“How lucky I am that Angela Lahr was the first person I met when I walked into By Design.  She is knowledgeable, a great listener, pays attention to details and is honest when she needs to find information that she doesn’t know.  Together we are embarking on a multi-phase, long term project to replace the [...]

“Our recent experience with Laura B at By Design has been very positive. Laura offered guidance after asking about our needs and our design choices. She was very helpful in making furniture pieces more accessible for us to review and to experience the fit and comfort we were searching for in available chairs for our [...]

“We recently moved to Waukee from South Dakota.  For the convenience of our move we decided to sell all of our living and dining furniture.  Before the move we contacted Laura at By Design.  Laura made the process of picking out furniture before we closed on our house and moved to Waukee a breeze.   Even [...]

“Laura did a great job designing our living room and choosing colors for our new TV room too. We love our new furniture and everything looks wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help, Laura! !”

“My husband and I have been very pleased with our experience at By Design, and specifically with Jessica. She is very efficient, polite and has really listened to what we want. We look forward to working with her more to make our new house the home we are dreaming of.”

“Bonita and her team are amazing to work with! The quality of the furniture is amazing. We bought 2 couches and are in love with them. They have such unique items. I found a beautiful leather chair that I just can’t get out of my head! I might have to go back and get it! [...]

“Thanks for the great experience.  Shopping made fun and easy.  My furniture order and window coverings turned out great. Thanks, Laura for your help deciding. :)”

“When it was time to shop for furniture for our sunroom addition to our home, I immediately remembered a beautiful sectional I had seen earlier in your store. Since construction had not yet begun, Laura was able to use our floor plans to design the sofa for our yet to be built room. With her [...]

“We recently updated our living room. Our impetus came from a visit to By Design. We found a sofa we loved but were not sure whether or how it would work in our space. Laura came to our home to advise us. She was absolutely wonderful! The sofa worked and she was able to find [...]

“Updating my furniture has been very difficult and overwhelming for me. A dear friend referred me to Laura at ByDesign. Little did I know what a wonderful experience it would be! I met Laura at the store and tried to explain my thoughts. She came to my home, asked questions, took pictures and chatted. Several [...]

“By Design has been my furniture store for the past 20 years. I have purchased three living room and two sun room pieces. Laura has been incredible helping me redesign my living room. She listened to my ideas and knew I liked color and she made the entire process of so much fun. I can’t [...]

“Laura did a great job for us.  She was very easy to work with and we are delighted with the final product.  I needed help with my new house and she responded immediately and really tried to listen to what we wanted and design accordingly.  She also did her best to incorporate existing furniture where [...]

By Design has been a part of many of our room improvement projects, from couches and kitchen sets to art and knick-knacks, we have loved their store and their talented designers.

“My wife and I have been 30 plus year customers of By Design and have worked with their team on several projects.  In spite of living one and a half hours away, we have found working with the team at By Design, and specifically, Laura Beeler, to be extremely convenient.  We simply e-mail Laura the [...]

“We had never been to By Design but had heard good things and wanted to at least stop to check it out. Laura greeted us and worked with us. We placed an order in about 90 minutes. We spent a bit more money than planned, but we are thrilled with our furniture investment!”

“I was looking for window treatments for 6 windows in my new apartment.  I thought it would be an overwhelming task but Laura made it so easy.  I sat down with her for about 2 hours and we had fabric picked out for all the windows that worked beautifully.  I was so impressed with her [...]

“Jessica did a wonderful job helping me create a plan for my living room from scratch. I gave her very little to work with, but her opinions and suggestions are working out great as I slowly continue to put it all together.”

“A GIANT HEARTFELT  THANKS to you for refreshing our master bedroom. Like the over rooms in our home you have made our nest (as we love to call it) beautiful, up to date, and simply fabulous! After 30 years of working with you and By Design I’m always amazed at the talent and quality of [...]

“Dave and I love Bonita and by Design!  We were so happy to learn about By Design’s White Glove Delivery Service now available all over the United States.   We have purchased all of our furniture from by Design so when we got a home in Florida, we wanted Bonita to help us. We were able [...]

“I just wanted to note what great service we got from Laura Beeler. I am easily overwhelmed when it comes to staging a room but Laura simplified the process.  We were remodeling and turning our dining room into a sitting room/piano room.  Laura helped us layout our room with the pieces I loved at By [...]

“Working with Laura was a wonderful experience.  She listened to our thoughts on the project and worked hard to meet those needs and wants.  We have worked with designers in the past who appeared to listen, however ended up trying to push their personal style.  This wasn’t the case with Laura at all!  She completely [...]

“I have found By Design to be a wonderful place to shop for furniture!  Both the furniture and accessory selection is great, and the myriad of fabrics to choose from can make any chair or couch you find unique! Recently I decided to update a couple of chairs and ottoman in my living room. My [...]

“Working with Laura was so great! She had so many great ideas and really helped me to find exactly what I wanted. I am not from the area but Laura was always able to help me via email/phone if I needed it throughout this process – everything was so easy from the time I stepped [...]

“Easiest and most fun way to shop for new furniture! Laura always listens to what I want and offers great suggestions for option….and bears with me while I change my mind! It’s our go-to store for furniture!”

“My husband and I are so pleased with our custom sectional order! It is a bit scary to special order something you cannot actually touch. But, Sherri was so helpful with showing us the same manufacturer on their showroom. We were able to sit and feel the comfort, and leather quality. Sherri went beyond our [...]

I worked with Laura on a living room project for my new home and she quickly gave me what I wanted (and more). I had ideas in mind and she took those ideas and brought them to life – fully exceeding my expectations. In a matter of days from our first meeting, we had an [...]

I’m so pleased to have found By Design! My home is a 1920s Craftsman, but because most stores feature furniture that’s styled and sized for modern “great room” homes, I was growing frustrated by the lack of available options. Laura took my ideas and came back days later with some truly beautiful solutions. In addition, [...]

“We can’t say enough how much we are enjoying working with Laura at By Design. From the minute I walked into the door; through the two hours I was there – I felt as if I was the only thing that mattered. Laura listened to my decorating challenge, skillfully pulled samples of fabrics that would [...]

I have worked with Laura Beeler and the team at By Design Furniture and Design for the past four years.  Each time I am greeted with enthusiasm to help create a beautiful space that enhances my existing rooms.  I especially appreciate the way in which Laura listens to, understands, and appreciates my input and my [...]

We received our beautiful furniture yesterday from by Design and we absolutely love it! Our family has moved numerous times and spent lots of money on uncomfortable furniture that looked good, was expensive but uncomfortable.  We vowed to have furniture that was beautiful and cozy, relaxing and look(s) amazing.  Laura was our guru/design coordinator- fantastic [...]

“I have worked on numerous projects throughout my new home with Jessica. She always nails my taste and style! It has been so much fun working with her. She goes out of her way to find exactly what I am looking for.  Everyone at By Design is so friendly and helpful!”

“I want to thank Laura and all the staff at byDesign.  I was always greeted by friendly, helpful people on the many times I entered the store.  Laura was so helpful and understanding of my thoughtful and drawn-out over time approach to choosing just the right sofa sectional. She was so patient and helpful in [...]

I worked with Laura when moving into a new home and she did a fantastic job of coordinating living room pieces, a dining room set and bar stools for the kitchen island into an open floor plan.  The color combination and style were exactly what I was wanting for a fresh look.  She has impeccable [...]

“We have been going to By Design for over 15 years and for three moves. Whenever we need some new pieces of furniture for a new home, we visit By Design and always find what we need. After our recent move to a new home, we needed a few pieces of furniture for specific areas. [...]

“Laura listens and I so appreciate her attentiveness to my special needs and wants. With all her knowledge and creative design ideas, she knows before I do what treasures that fit my home. I always have such an enjoyable experience AND find the perfect piece. Thanks Laura!”

We worked with Laura during our experience and she made it very enjoyable and stress free! She found exactly what we were looking for and that fit our space perfectly! With young kids we were worried about what furniture to get and she made sure to get something that accommodated for that as well. The [...]

“I bought a beautiful custom sectional from by Design. We love it. It is the most comfortable sofa I have ever owned and the most beautiful. The process was amazing and the owner was so helpful.I highly recommend them!”

My husband and I worked with Laura to select our furniture. As soon as we walked in, Laura greeted us. We began working with her to select the furniture for us. First, she came into our property to take measurements and talked to us about our needs, then she pre-selected from the inventory and as [...]

Laura worked with us on a small redo of our living room.  I was impressed because I am confident that I received the same level of care and attention she provided to an entire house redo.  I love my new furniture and I am excited to see the additional details Laura finds to finish off [...]

We have been so fortunate to work with Laura Beeler for over 30 years. She has helped us furnishing whole rooms and doing updates with rugs, art and accessories. She listens to our ideas and style. Laura is an amazing talent and we are always thrilled with the final look and receive many compliments.

“I had the best relationship working with the staff of By Design and specifically Interior Designer Laura Beeler. I knew from the moment I wanted to design my living room in my new home that By Design was where I would go. While growing up my mother worked with Bonita on many projects in my [...]

I really enjoyed working with Laura Beeler. She made the process of picking out a sofa and chair for my living room surprisingly easy, and enjoyable. She has a gift for listening to the person she’s working with, and quickly understanding what they like. Her design ideas are amazing, creative, and thoughtful. Because of her [...]

I have worked with Laura Beeler several times over the past 10 years in 2 different homes. She consistently gives me lots of personal attention and is great to work with. Every time I have been very happy with the work. She listens to what I like and gives me options based on that. The [...]

“Just got my new American leather reclining sofa today along with this cool funky rocker and wow, what a change to my living room. This along with a new rug that Jessica and Bonita recommended has really made a huge difference to the whole decor and mood. The mood now is warm, cozy and inviting. [...]

Laura is such a gifted person; she makes the design process fun & easy!  I have worked with her for several years on several different rooms and each time, she has brought creativity with her design choices, making each room perfect for our family. I am more than ecstatic with the outcome every time she [...]

“Great experience working with their talented designers! Highly recommend.”

My husband and I began a kitchen remodeling project that soon expanded and turned into an update of the dining and open living space as well. We know what we like when we see it, but have a tough time articulating our “style” and putting all of the pieces together. To make the update even [...]

We so enjoyed working with by Design to help us update our family room furniture. They worked hard to coordinate fabrics with a difficult existing rug. The end result is beautiful! The customer service provided by our designer Sherri and the owner Bonita was outstanding. They made sure we were extremely happy with all of [...]

What a beautiful store with so many choices. My salesperson, Jessica was outstanding. Her special touch on design and her customer service was top knotch!!! I will be back to buy more. Love this store!!!!

“My husband and I had a wonderful experience with By Design! We just built our dream home and wanted a local professional design team to furnish it with high quality furnishings. The staff at By Design are very friendly and accommodating! Elissa is our Interior Designer and we highly recommend her to help with your [...]

“Sherri was lots of fun to work with when choosing new furniture for my hearth room. I wanted something my husband and 6’4” son would find comfortable and she came up with swivel rockers that were stylish and functional at the same time. She had a good eye for putting fabrics together too!”

Moving halfway across the country, from a small space to a larger home, with an interior style unlike anything my husband and I had originally envisioned, seemed both exciting and daunting.  Before making the final move to Des Moines, we knew none of our current furnishings would blend with the interior style of our new [...]

“My good friend, Sherri, is a designer at by Design and encouraged me to browse their American Leather furniture line in my hunt for a new sectional for our great room. I was wanting something contemporary, comfortable, and durable and found the perfect style on the American Leather website. Sherri then had me come in [...]

We were extremely pleased working with Laura at by Design.  She listened to our wishes and came up with a great plan for our lifestyle.  She is very easy to talk to, very helpful and gave us many good ideas.  We would definitely recommend her – makes options so much easier when you have some [...]

“Thank you Laura for helping us select furniture and design the perfect spaces in our new home. You spent time with us and got to know our taste and style. Then you put together great choices for us to select and made recommendations as a talented designer should. We really appreciate your excellent taste. You [...]

We moved from out of town to West Des Moines and didn’t know where to start to find furniture for our new home. Someone recommended By Design and it was exactly what we needed. The show room is filled with couches, chairs, tables etc. The best part about By Design is that you are able [...]

Elissa: You are the Design Goddess! We love everything – Thank you so much.   (flowers from her clients!)

“This is our third build. With the other two, I was confident in my design decisions until it came down to putting everything all together.…tile, carpet, wood floor, paint, furniture, counters, blinds, etc. At this point, I would always question myself? This time, I involved By Design from the beginning. With Laura’s assistance, all of [...]

… I’m so thankful for your wonderful customer service.

Was fortunate to work with Laura Beeler during a room redesign in my home. I was at first skeptical: how will she know what I like when she doesn’t know me? I have learned everyone has a different job/trait for a reason – Laura created the room of my dreams. It is colorful, fun and functional! [...]

My husband and I are building our dream home for us and our 6-year old son.  We have spent a great deal of time to get the layout just right, but we knew that the interior finishes were equally important to make a house a home.  Building a house can feel like an additional full-time [...]

 Laura – Thank you again for helping us choose the perfect furniture for our living room.  I’m so excited about the fabrics and styles!  It usually takes me forever to make a decision, but you made it so effortless. Your expertise and design sense are amazing!  I had a fabulous time working with you.

“What a wonderfully easy and fun experience!  …When we were ready to start thinking about furniture, you added to our great experience!  While we have thoughts and opinions on what we want the outcome of our new home to look and feel like…this is far from our area of expertise and we needed help!  I [...]

…the sleeper is awesome! It fits the space perfectly and came as promised. I also have to say that the delivery crew was top notch. It is the best experience I have had in that department in a long time.  Thanks again for your help!

“Just a note to say ‘thank you’ for all that you and your staff have done for me! I love every chair I purchased! I thank you for giving me a great price on the flowered chair! Thank You!”

 …we love our new sofas.  Also, we want to tell you that your delivery service people were THE BEST!

I have been buying all my furniture from “By Design” for many years. Not only do they have the best, most unique furniture in Des Moines, they have a wonderful, knowledgable, and adorable staff!! They have always treated me so special, and Bonita especially, has gone out of her way to make my purchases extra [...]

This was such fun! Bonita was a blast to work with and we could not be happier with the furniture we purchased. Great people!