Jessica Young

Before diving into furniture design, it’s crucial to have a clear understanding of how you intend to use a space. Jessica recently worked with a client, Kathi, who was adding a new addition to her home that would fulfill multiple purposes. The intention was to create a versatile living space that would be conducive for [...]

Here are the top 3 interior design trends our designers noticed at the recent High Point Furniture Market. 1. Whimsical From new interesting patterns to unique accessories, this market showed us a lot of fun ways to insert some out of the box elements into designs. What’s more playful than a sculpture of your favorite [...]

When Abbie & Rob from Johnston stopped in to BY DESIGN to get ideas for their newly remodeled living room, they weren’t expecting to have it all figured out that day. However, that’s exactly what happened! And that is living room design made easy. They were greeted by Jessica who showed them around the store [...]

Let’s talk project scale! We can tackle any size of home project you need. From a single end table to a whole home: our designers are up for the challenge! Jessica was presented with one such challenge with a recent client project. The clients were building their custom dream home in Cedar Falls and needed [...]

When Sally set out to find new furniture for her condo in Urbandale, she wasn’t expecting to find any interesting options due to her smaller living space. She quickly realized that would not be the case when she stopped into BY DESIGN for the first time. Jessica helped her create a design that was practical [...]

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 in their Urbandale home. The Inspiration: Milford Sofa Jessica made a house call [...]

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 in Des Moines? Our Fabric & Finish selections The client wanted a space that was comfortable for [...]

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 in West Des Moines, they decided they wanted a new look for their furniture as well. Naturally, they returned to BY DESIGN for [...]

Long-time BY DESIGN clients Tracey & Greg of Waukee loved the 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 [...]


My client, Nancy, recently purchased a new home in Adel. She completely remodeled 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 an interior design that reflected her [...]


Tracy stopped in to BY DESIGN with a mission to refurnish her living room – she is working on remodeling projects throughout her Windsor Heights 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 [...]

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 the lower level of her Clive home. Our challenge was to find pieces that compliment the colorful and sunny walk out basement. She had a lot of space to [...]


My recent client, Tammy in Ankeny, 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 [...]

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 [...]