Within a couple months of completing their main floor living room, repeat clients Tracey & Greg decided they wanted Jessica’s help with their lower level family room project too. So we were on to another level!
The question is: How do we do modern interior design in a traditional home? Here is one answer. This beautiful, historic home is nestled off the square in a small town outside of Des Moines. It is amazing. We wanted to breathe new life into this living room while adding a modern twist. We stuck with [...]
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 [...]
Recent clients of Jessica’s have been long time BY DESIGN fans. As they say their “whole house is from BY DESIGN.” So when they were working on a large scale remodel of their home, they decided they wanted a new look for their furniture as well. Naturally they returned to BY DESIGN for help. New [...]
Planning Ahead Paid BIG Dividends For This Couple How exciting to see this great organic-modern style home emerge from the hopes, dreams and ideas of a wonderful couple. We had the opportunity to start our process in the first days of the project. They came in early and just visited with us. This gave all [...]
We are finally welcoming warmer temperatures here in Iowa. It’s time to move the party outdoors with some of our favorite outdoor furniture ideas! This Canyon outdoor sectional is jaw-dropping! Woven teak, faux hyacinth, charcoal color cushions that are weather and sun-resistant scream warm and inviting! Add a few accent tables to hold your cold [...]
Now that the kids have moved out… This is an opportunity staring you in the face! Not everyone would recognize that. My clients, Melissa and Dave did. This is a lower level space in their home. They decided that they wanted to maximize the seating and create a cozy space to watch sports or movies. An [...]
This new home interior design project offered opportunities for learning and discovery for it’s Des Moines teacher and homeowner.
Long time BY DESIGN clients Tracey & Greg loved their existing living room furniture they purchased from our store years ago, but they were ready for an update. They stopped in to do some browsing and met with Jessica who was eager to help with a new design. BEFORE One aspect they always loved about [...]
How one Des Moines couple discovered their personal sense of interior design style… and the choices they made in their new home. Introducing the new Melhus home! Brad & Casey just purchased the cutest Beaverdale home! They are returning customers to BY DESIGN so they knew they were in good hands when looking to furnish [...]
When I first met Rita, we found a shared fondness for color. You should consider using colors in your home’s interior design. Here’s why: Rita was looking to liven up her living room. As is often the case, her living room is the first room you see when you enter. And we know first impressions [...]
Your home must be comfortable and functional. Let’s get real for a minute, shall we? What you see below is my most recent family photo. A cleaned up, smiling and looking-put-together bunch, right? What you don’t see is the soda stain on my son’s shirt. You don’t see the mad disarray before we left for [...]
My client, Nancy, recently purchased a new home. She completely remodeled the the home to give it a much needed contemporary update. All the dark trim was painted white with light gray walls, new carpet and flooring throughout. Modern black accents and light fixtures were added. Now she needed interior design that reflected her updated [...]
Sometimes clients are like old friends. You feel like you have known them for a long time. Rosa & Mel would certainly fall into that category. Their design style is what we refer to as New Classics. Modern lines, materials and colors with a nod to traditional. I have been working on their interior design [...]
The new year means a buzz of 2021 interior design trend predictions on what will be the most important styles and colors in the world of furniture and home décor. Here’s a snapshot of some the more prominent forecasts we are watching. Let’s start at the basics: color! Pantone surprised us this year by having [...]
Better relationships lead to better design
Angela falls for the Kaden group – a BD favorite from American Leather
Take a look at Jessica’s Style Board featuring New Classics design style
Changing tastes reflect a changing life
Great design choices years ago yield a wonderful upgrade today.
Tracy stopped in to BY DESIGN with a mission to refurnish her living room – she is working on remodeling projects through out her home. Before Functional Considerations One challenge of her living room was that it has a split focal point. This issue is not unusual! Her fireplace is on one end and the [...]
Kaden Sectional, Stephanie Swivel Gliders, Lilly Ottoman and Oona Rug When Jayne stopped into BY DESIGN she was looking for comfortable furniture to refurnish and refresh her lower level. Our challenge was to find pieces that compliment the colorful and sunny walk out basement. She had a lot of space to fill and a few [...]
Rapport makes the difference in creating your perfect room When I first met Linda in the store we connected right away. She had told me about a major remodel that her son had completed on her home. She wanted to make sure it was furnished beautifully to complete the look they had worked so hard [...]
My recent client, Tammy, had shopped at BY DESIGN a few years ago and purchased a recliner that she loves. So when she recently built a new home, she knew she wanted to come back to BY DESIGN to find the perfect pieces for her new living room. Perone Recliner Her Perone recliner is still [...]