Get Ready for Fall

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 [...]


Blue colors figure strongly in many 2015 interior design color trends. Turquoise… vibrant blue greens… electric blues… rich navy.  Every shade of blue seems to be favored by different interior designers for 2015.  Here is a picture we took at the recent High Point Furniture Market of a blue home accessory display in Global View’s [...]

home accents from by Design

Accessories add personality to a great home. Brigid came into by Design one afternoon with her fabric samples in her hand and an unsure look on her face. She knew she was in need of some accessories for her Urbandale house but wasn’t sure what exactly she needed. After walking through our showroom Brigid found [...]

Bar carts are making a comeback…


 Style and function combine. A Bar Cart offers you a wonderful combination of beauty and function!  It is a chic way to present everything in terms of function, and the wheels make it extra functional because you can easily transport it within a room or into another.  Wherever you need to serve from — there [...]


Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that another year has flown by.  As I look around my place, I am ready for a new look.  After working so hard on all the Christmas decorations, the house looks bare when we take it all down!  Do you feel the same?  How about some new [...]


What I like about this is that you get a cool floor lamp that works as a ceiling fixture.  Different and fun!  We are always looking for unique ways to be creative. by Bonita Clark

Spice up a bland room with colorful accessories. Accessories are overlooked and underused to finish the look of a room.  Keeping the main pieces of the room neutral and using accessories to liven it up is a great inexpensive way to change up the look of a room. What I love about this room is [...]

Melissa’s Mirror

This is what we love to do!! A client came back into by Design.  She had bought a really (really, really) cool table from us — but it just wasn’t complete.  So we played.  We found a wonderful mirror.  We thought it needed some sparkle, so we added a lamp and some other accessories!  It [...]