Jessica Young

Jessica’s client was looking to replace some old furniture in their great room space when she came to BY DESIGN. She fell in love with the Milford sofa which turned out to be the perfect scale for their large, open living room. The Inspiration: Milford Sofa Jessica made a house call and put together a [...]

Furnishing a historic home can be daunting! How do you bring modern comfort to the home without completely clashing with its original charm? Jessica’s client, Melinda, faced that challenge. How do we honor her lovely craftsman era home? Our Fabric & Finish selections The client wanted a space that was comfortable for relaxing with a [...]

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!

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 [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]

Trend Predictions

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 [...]


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 [...]

Sunny Lower Level Feature

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 [...]


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 [...]

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 [...]


As we going roaring into the 20s of this century, we are excited to explore new design trends… and some that hint of the past. Botanicals & Bold Colors For this trend, we give a nod to American Leather’s recent showroom at the Fall High Point Market. Here at BY DESIGN we have always been [...]

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TOAST & TEA renews the beige era of interior design in a whole new way The Back Story Carolyn Hipple (Norwalk’s president) and Dixon Bartlett have collaborated for years to observe and identify design and color trends in the furniture and interior design world. They travel the U.S. and the world observing, sifting, noting and [...]

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY increases the influence of Maximalism in interior design The Back Story Carolyn Hipple (Norwalk’s president) and Dixon Bartlett have collaborated for years to observe and identify design and color trends in the furniture and interior design world. They travel the U.S. and the world observing, sifting, noting and soaking up inspiration. The result [...]

Well, it’s officially fall! If you’re like me, the season brings thoughts of cool, crisp air, warm sweaters and cozying up at home with a big blanket and a good book or movie. With cooler weather coming, we’ll all inevitably be spending more time at home soon as winter approaches, so why not do some [...]

As I’m sure many of you design aficionados are already aware, Sherwin Williams announced their 2019 color of the year last week. If you’re like me, you immediately began thinking of ways to play around with the color and options to coordinate with it. Here are some ideas that I love at By Design. Hopefully, [...]