Des Moines, Iowa

5 Star review from Jake Hummel

“Laura was amazing to work with! Thank you BY DESIGN furniture + interior design for turning our house into our home”  Read the story and see Jake and Ashley’s home!

“The sectional is great! My dog likes it too as she’s in the picture. Very comfortable and the color works great. Love the pillows in the fabric we chose. Thank you Jessica!” Jessica_Debbie R_Review

“We were so thrilled with our experience at By Design! The level of service and speed of delivery was night and day compared to the online retailer we worked with previously. Laura helped us all the way through delivery to make sure we got what we wanted and we love the couch!” (Des Moines)

“I was immediately greeted by Laura who impressed me with her knowledge of the furniture and how it would fit into my space. They have a great selection of fabrics for your made-to-order furniture. They may be a little more expensive than some of the other furniture stores but the quality of the furniture is [...]

The question is: How do we do modern interior design in a traditional home? Here is one answer. This beautiful, historic home is nestled off the square in a small town outside of Des Moines. It is amazing. We wanted to breathe new life into this living room while adding a modern twist. We stuck with [...]

Des Moines interior design

How one Des Moines couple discovered their personal sense of interior design style… and the choices they made in their new home. Introducing the new Melhus home! Brad & Casey just purchased the cutest Beaverdale home! They are returning customers to BY DESIGN so they knew they were in good hands when looking to furnish [...]

Old Friends

Sometimes clients are like old friends. You feel like you have known them for a long time. Rosa & Mel would certainly fall into that category. Their design style is what we refer to as New Classics. Modern lines, materials and colors with a nod to traditional. I have been working on their interior design [...]

Our thoughts on the trade-offs of choosing leather furniture You love leather furniture:  leather sofas, leather sectionals and chairs, leather recliners.  Heck, you love leather ottomans!  And you’re right to love them.  Leather is a superb choice for your furniture in Des Moines and Iowa.  Here are the issues and our take on them: Cost [...]

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 [...]

“We recently moved to Waukee from South Dakota.  For the convenience of our move we decided to sell all of our living and dining furniture.  Before the move we contacted Laura at By Design.  Laura made the process of picking out furniture before we closed on our house and moved to Waukee a breeze.   Even [...]

“Dave and I love Bonita and by Design!  We were so happy to learn about By Design’s White Glove Delivery Service now available all over the United States.   We have purchased all of our furniture from by Design so when we got a home in Florida, we wanted Bonita to help us. We were able [...]

Client living room

We are so happy to announce White Glove Delivery service is now available to our clients around the United States!

Restoration floorplan

See how the dining room is in the center of the floor plan of the house? This makes a lot of sense. The dining room is the connection point.