Informed by Art

Deborah teaches art at Iowa State University. That could be daunting for a designer. Or… you could choose to look at it as a terrific collaboration opportunity. I choose option two!

She was looking to refresh her living room. She wanted a modern, sleek update. Like so many, Deborah’s search began online. After searching BY DESIGN’S website, she and her husband came into the store and met with me.

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And so the process began. Deborah already had an idea for that pop of color she wanted to add to her space. (Having a starting point – a color, a rug, a print, even a pillow – seems to launch the process!) We layered in more choices: paint color, leather, fabric and finish. The room was coming together nicely.

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Our new Pileus Comfort Air chair in Dolce Navy by American Leather gave the room that pop of color she desired — while also offering comfort and style. Adding pattern and texture on her Lawrence chair by Norwalk created a wonderful statement piece. We chose a Carson sofa by american leather (so comfortable!) and tables by Charleston Forge. We look forward to adding art to complete the look for the Pappenheimers.

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Working with these two was a fabulous experience. I can’t thank them enough for shopping with us and trusting BY DESIGN with their sleek new look!

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Angela Lahr

About the author: I’m a wife, mother of two boys and live in Waukee with my family and two puppies. When decorating my own home I am drawn towards natural light, light and airy spaces, and love anything blush! Lots of clean lines, neutrals (and of course comfort!) in a modern, casual style are my signature. | Angela’s Page