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 [...]

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 [...]

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The media console is a wonderfully elegant solution to the problem of creating a beautiful TV watching space. Here are 15 great media consoles from by Design.


The Sophia sofa offers a wonderful combination of contemporary and traditional design cues. From it’s unique and elegant leg treatment to it’s lush semi-attached arm pillows, this is a great sofa design.


A great family-owned small furniture manufacturer story. 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 clients – [...]


The Taylor collection is an elegant new introduction from the recent High Point market. It offers a selection of stain colors and finish options on the wood tops and several finish options for the steel bases. These wonderful tables are hand-forged in America. Their artisan quality makes them truly a piece to be prized for [...]


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 [...]


So many styles available for this essential piece for your room. We admit it. We love ottomans. It’s hard to believe how many of our customers have chosen one of our hundreds of styles of ottomans in their rooms. But, ottomans are so flexible and so functional. Put your feet up – extra seating – hidden [...]


What do you get when you send two designers to market to purchase new items for the store? Get ready Des Moines, because by Design has some really neat things coming in. In fact, we’ve already started seeing things arrive. After an early morning plane ride into High Point, North Carolina, I finally got to [...]


Some designs have such wonderful lines, they change a room. The Harlowe chaise feels like one of those pieces. If rooms tell a story (and they do), then the Harlowe can set the mood in any storyline. The sweeping lines reek of romance, sophistication and seduction. The totally exposed legs and wood frame can be finished [...]


A Small Taste of What Is To Come Bonita just returned from Pre-Market. And in a few days Laura, Andrea and Bonita leave for the High Point International Market. It’s the largest furniture & interior design show on the planet. Check out these teaser photos and be sure to check back next week as we bring our [...]

while saving a busy client time! My client is a young busy Gen X’er busy with his career and no time to shop multiple stores.  by Design’s wide array of styles and prices met his needs and matched his time constraints perfectly.  After we met, I had a good idea of his interior design style [...]


Always Hire A Professional. Years ago Kevin and Joel decided to spray-texture a ceiling themselves. Rent the equipment — mix up the gunk — spray it on.  How tough can this be?  Predictably, the results were mixed.  The ceiling certainly got textured… but so did the floor, the walls and Kevin and Joel.  What.  A. [...]