Four Ways to Use Custom Furniture in Your Living Room


Custom furniture – created specifically for you and your unique design story – are one of the core elements we use at by Design. There is a wide array of custom products available to use in your living room interior design. Below are just a few of the programs to whet your appetite…

1 – Custom in Design Styles

Your room begins with your design viewpoint — your style. Custom upholstery is available in every imaginable style. Here, for example, are four trends we’re highlighting in our store right now:

You can see more about these styles by clicking on the images above.

2 – Fabrics and Leathers

Next comes fabrics, leathers, finishes and textures. by Design’s huge fabric wall is right in the center of our store. That’s because these choices are so crucial to your room. Our fabric selection is huge so that we can sort it down to the five or six fabrics that are perfect to tell your personal color story. A few of the on-trend color stories we’re currently working with:

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by Design’s incredible fabric wall

by Design trend posts

3 – Variations / Make It Yours programs

Variations programs allow us to change basic elements of the design of your piece: cushions, backs, pillows, arms, base, tufting, nail-head design, and other embellishments. This is customization of a high degree.


This beautiful sectional is one Variation example. It’s shown in a “wide curved arm with nails inside and out”. But look at these other choices! Each one gives your room a different look, but with the same quality and comfort.


It’s also configured with a “slim tapered foot and exposed wood base”. Same story – more options!


We have multiples of these Variations / Customization programs available to help us create the perfect piece or pieces for your room. Because we always remember that

Our goal isn’t to overwhelm you with options… our goal is to have the perfect option for your room.

We even have several customization programs available from our vendors on Ottomans alone! This handsome Wayland Make It Yours ottoman is a great example:

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  • round, square or rectangular in several sizes
  • top options include raised channel, stationary tray, tufted top, plain top and mitered top
  • choose nail style, nail trim, nail finish as well as nail-head spacing and several application designs
  • pick from dozens of wood and metal finishes and paints

And, of course, you can choose from thousands of fabrics and leathers. Incredible variety in the service of creating something special for you. A customized ottoman might be the perfect focal point for your room.

4 – Tables and Accents Customization

Upholstery isn’t the only place you can use customization in your living room design. Cocktail tables, end table and console tables are equally important elements that offer design opportunities.

An option for your room is a line of hand-forged iron, wood and glass furniture we work with. Every item is available in a wide choice of wood and metal finishes. Plus there are beautiful glass options.

And since these are built one-at-a-time by craftsmen in a real forge, they can build almost any piece we can design. Here are a few..

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We have customization options for almost every area of your home. Because we know your are unique and your life is unique – we want to take your room beyond the mundane. We want to tell your personal story.