Market Trends

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 [...]


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 [...]

Products are the furniture and accent pieces we use to make your home functional and beautiful. What is more, great products are the tools we use to express your design style. So if the Modern Luxury interior design style is the perfect look to build your design with… here are some great products to consider: [...]

The Light Wood Finish Trend We’re not saying light finishes are supplanting dark ones. They are not. Rather we’re seeing a rising light wood finish trend across furniture and interior design categories in the Casual Styles. What do you call this? It depends. We’re seeing descriptions of “light oak”, “bleached walnut”, “bleached & spalted oak” [...]

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 [...]

Vast choices await you Our great designers love ottomans more than most people. Why not? Ottomans are both beautiful and functional. They can act as either the star (focal point) of the room or as a supporting actor. They can add color, texture, sparkle and drama. What is not to like? Here’s the thing. There [...]

Just a few of the great new products and designs that have caught our designer’s eyes.

A Killer Statement Piece A killer statement piece draws your eye and speaks directly to your emotions. It may or may not be the focal point of the room – but it ususally is. Something about the lines, or the texture, or the finish shouts out when you look at the room. A killer statement [...]

Minimal. Natural. Earthy. We think you’ll love this new take on Modern Casual interior design.

Art & Susan Barber, founders of Charleston Forge, say they make “beautiful furniture in America”. This furniture is so much more than that. This is hand-forged in North Carolina. This is artisan-level craftsmanship. This furniture is beautifully finished in a wide choice of metal and wood finishes and can feature amazing custom glass. We admire [...]

This is the second post featuring new 2020 spring styles. These pieces feature fine materials, sculptural shapes and ahead-of-the-curve trends. We’ve put these pieces into three categories to give you a sense where the inspiration comes from – but not to limit their fit in your home. Enjoy! Organic Modern Lyla ChairA fresh take on [...]

Episode 1? We will be seeing a flood of new product introductions in the next few weeks. If you love dreaming about your home, you’ll enjoy scanning some of the images for inspiration. (Stay tuned to BY DESIGN for a series of posts like this one showcasing the cool new products). The Cuzco Media Cabinet [...]

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 [...]


A completely new concept in furniture BY DESIGN’S new Comfort Innovations room is dedicated to innovative, functional – and beautiful – furniture. The newest products in that room are the Comfort Air chairs. Comfort Air is a complete re-envisioning of what a chair is and how it should do its job. It all began with [...]


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… [...]


Solid walnut frames add richness to these designs These new designs feel wonderfully fresh, yet they nod back to their style inspirations. Danish modern or Mid-Century-Modern style: They seem to be both. Three more designs from Kim Salmela that we love. The new Gracie chair from Norwalk. Gracie has a much wider silhouette in the [...]


We go to the High Point, NC show twice a year to shop for inspiration for our store – and more importantly – for our clients. The show is huge. Millions and millions of square feet of furniture and home decor. We thought you might enjoy a few random shots and thoughts from the very [...]


Let’s face it, there is a lot of ugly office furniture out there. It does the job, so you can do yours, but it does nothing for your sense of style. And who wants a cubicle look as their home office? Answer: no one! You need something that suits your personal style, compliments the rest [...]