Interior Design

Pantone, paint companies and many designers have flooded us with 2022 Color of the Year predictions. However — over half of the Color of the Year selections for 2022 are green! You may or may not consider yourself a green person. But we’d like to show you what all the buzz is about. Maybe you’ll [...]

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Should you consider interior design color drenching for your project? Maybe. The central idea here is to use one color – one hue – and to drench your space in tonal variations of it. Oftentimes walls, drapes, windows, trim and furniture all live in this color family. AUDACIOUS? Certainly. But consider. You do much of [...]

white is the perfect neutral

We want to make the case for using white colors as a neutral in your interior design. Neutral colors are foundational to today’s interior design. Several factors account for the wide use of a neutral base for a room. Neutrals provide a “canvas of color” – a base – that gives you the freedom to [...]

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 [...]

There is a powerful, new aesthetic moving into interior design and furniture design. This post shows the New Naturals Design Trend impact in the Dining Room. It is expressed in many ways: materials, profiles, colors, fabrics and more. The common thread – the essential idea – is “warm, organic and natural”. This look is elegant [...]

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This interior design fall color trend is perfect! Terracotta & Spice. It looks, sounds and feels warm and cozy. And Fall is the time we think about making our homes a bit more cozy. To demonstrate, here are a few ideas for introducing Terracotta and Spice into your home: Wall art is a simple but [...]

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 [...]

From 2021 High Point Market New furniture finish trends. You have questions: Are today’s wood finishes staying gray? Are they going to dark finishes. Are light finishes the hot new trend? YES. YES. And YES. And that is great news. There is no one dominant wood finish trend. There are several powerful (and beautiful) new [...]

Modern Eclectic Interior Design Style. Often called transitional, it’s every look from Mid-Century Modern to Urban Hip. Think contemporary but soft. It is a beautiful blend that works well in many homes and weathers the time test for year. Here is a gallery of some products that work well with the Modern Eclectic design style. [...]

The design cues and forms that we’ve loved in traditional design have combined with a modern sensibility. New Classics interior design style has emerged from this evolution. This style brings a wonderful array of detail and a sense of warmth. New Classics is traditional, yet so modern in how it lives in our homes. Fabrics [...]

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The Industrial interior design style was recently name the favorite design style in Iowa. See some examples of what we love about this look.

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Curved sofas and sectionals add statement, drama and can be surprisingly functional. And that round organic form is so beautiful!