dining furniture

Rendering of kitchen

We have a beautiful new contemporary furniture line and gallery at by Design store in Clive. Come in and see what “Italian Smart Design” is all about.


Late last fall, we were introduced to one of our newest vendors: Oios Metals. Ever since then, the company and their products have made quite the impression… both on us and our clients!


Challenges Chuck and Ruth were building a custom home in the Des Moines area.  They weren’t newbies, they had built several before.  But they knew they wanted an interior designer to help them pull everything together.  The goal: a custom, one of a kind look for their beautiful new home. I met with them and [...]


Jana has been a long-time client of mine.  The project this time was her lower level.  They were remodeling, updating and re-configuring their space to be more usable. This area opens up to a beautiful pool outside.  Everything had to be beautiful… and functional too.   We stuck to a neutral color palette of taupe [...]


Our friends at Saloom Furniture have introduced the South End Collection.  Taking it’s inspiration from the hip, eclectic culture developing in Boston’s South End neighborhood, South End seeks to combine the visual and literal strength of oak and steel with a contemporary design aesthetic. This is the rustic-modern idea.   Industrial Design.  Executing an industrial [...]

Coastal Living Collection


Live Every Day Like You’re On Vacation. Words to live by.  You should make a note.  We all should. Balanced effortlessly between the breezy simplicity of shore life and the understated elegance of a five-star hotel, Coastal Living® Resort brings contemporary sophistication to the coast.   by Design’s Retreat Room is all about Sun and [...]

Is that a great look, or what?! When I see a great room like this, I want to be there.  Candice has shown the Dierdre dining chair with leather on the outside and a wonderful wine & goldenrod color fabric on the inside.  Really.  Good.  Stuff.   Although by Design no longer carries Candice Olson [...]

An earlier post mentioned by Design’s new Rustic Chic room.  The Sienna Elm dining table, chairs and server are also featured in this room.  This table is constructed of recycled/reclaimed wood giving it an incredible, and sophisticated, aged patina.  The  column and base of the table are beautifully designed and the glass doors of the [...]

Your dining area is the perfect place to make a design statement.  Selecting a dramatic table & wonderfully designed chairs creates that statement.  If your home is a narrative, a story about you, your life and your accomplishments… then the dining room is a great place to begin that story. click on an image then [...]

Tripod Leg Table We’ve brought a stunning new dining table and chair group to our floor at by Design.  The table is called (aptly enough) the Tripod leg table.  See how the designer has used three fitted pieces of wood to make each leg?  The result is visually light yet structurally strong and handsome as [...]