Furniture Trends


Custom Cocktail Tables (and end tables & drink tables) add a unique look to your room. You should consider custom. Take a look at these examples of how you and your BY DESIGN designer can create a unique custom cocktail table that sets your room apart from every other person’s. Customizing not only makes the [...]


Interiors Magazine has featured Charleston Forge in it’s magazine. We’ve been working with Charleston Forge to place their hand-crafted furniture in our customer’s homes for more years than we’d care to mention. And BY DESIGN always been proud to use their products. Every piece is hand-forged and custom finished. Each piece is created specially for our [...]

When Sally set out to find new furniture for her condo in Urbandale, she wasn’t expecting to find any interesting options due to her smaller living space. She quickly realized that would not be the case when she stopped into BY DESIGN for the first time. Jessica helped her create a design that was practical [...]

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 [...]


Solid walnut frames add richness to these designs These new designs feel wonderfully fresh, yet they nod back to their style inspirations. Danish modern or Mid-Century-Modern style: They seem to be both. Three more designs from Kim Salmela that we love. The new Gracie chair from Norwalk. Gracie has a much wider silhouette in the [...]


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. We’re thinking of this collection as Industrial Design meets Organic Modern. [...]


There is nothing better than your own lodge. Do you have visions of snuggling up beside a fireplace with a throw and a cup of hot chocolate? Create that warm lodge look in your home and enjoy your own cozy cabin every time you come inside. It doesn’t have to be traditional you know. Look [...]