I was thrilled to help Kim and Todd Madden with another project in their home - the lower level!
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...
You don't need all of the details - but a vision - a dream - is the perfect place to start your design.
We had the privilege to help Christine and Lee design their beautiful new home in the country near Indianola. They wanted their home to be very comfortable and inviting. They share their lives with family, friends and three dogs. The design and furnishings had to facilitate every aspect of that lifestyle. Durability and comfort were [...]
Most of us face some kind of space constraint. But, good design and thoughtful choices can alleviate yours. 1. Storage. There are several ways to accomplish this in small spaces. Bookcases in any room or under a staircase are great for storing and displaying. Credenzas and chests are another good storage option that are stylish [...]
by Elissa Wiley
As the new year is approaching, it’s interesting to see what will be the trending colors for interior design. For the first time, Pantone is has two different shades for the color of the year for 2016. Rose Quartz is a blush pink, Serenity is a light blue-periwinkle.
Do you like a lot patterns? Well so do I! Sometimes it’s hard to decide on what patterns you want in your space which is why it’s fun to have many patterns mixed together. Some say the rule of thumb is to have up to 5 patterns in a room. Obviously you can have more [...]
I had the pleasure of working with Jan and Bob Prosperi on this project. They had just gotten a beautiful new wood floor for their West Des Moines living room -- and they wanted a whole new look to go with it. They really liked the Luxe Sofa that was on by Design's floor. Its durable [...]
Is it OK to mix different colors of woods and metals together in the same space? I've gotten this question recently. And, it's a fair question. My answer is YES! It's very “in” and stylish right now to have a mixture of finish colors. Its a great way of elevating your room design to a new level of [...]