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I love our new Calligaris collection. In fact, I found the perfect piece to put in my own kitchen.


The modern home is always evolving. And, to get an idea of what that direction is — look no further than our new Modern Luxury room at by Design in Clive.

I love this new room!


No Matter your Decor, there’s a bar to match. There’s something slightly masculine (and very sophisticated) about even the most ornate bar cart, so the hubs will dig the fact that his bourbon is just an arm’s reach away. Back in the day, all the hip hostesses had one. Sure, they’re great at holding their [...]


Loving The New Bar Stools!! I wanted to share a photo I received from my customer Kim, in an email telling me how much she loved her new Bar Stools.  Kim came into by Design asking for an all wood bar stool that was modern — and had comfort.  I showed her this Brownstone Balboa Stool [...]


Ask and You Will Receive. I met my great friend, Nancy, through our sons. Our years-long friendship developed through our shared experiences of raising our boys in Johnston, Iowa. Recently Nancy informed me that she and her family were moving to Dubuque. Her husband, Mark, would help run the family business – Sundown Mountain Resort. [...]


Thank you Laura and Don. Thank you for your business.  And thank you for letting me be a part of creating this beautiful room. The beautiful Horizon leather sofa was a great way to begin this room. Then we added in these two Sally swivel chairs in an interesting buy understated print. The large Del [...]


Empathy – the most under-rated (but most important) aspect of interior design. We had just met.  And, my soon-to-be customer and friend Ginny’s first words were: “I’m just looking and I take a long time to decide.”  Fine with me!  So we sat down and I listened.  I tried to understand what she was really looking [...]


The Zen Buffet by Saloom Furniture, from the Peter Frances collection. The hand-selected woods used to craft the Zen Buffet are rich and expressive.  They’re chosen specifically for grain character and color to work with the Zen’s combination of door and drawer compartments.  This bit of craftsmanship honors the design of the piece. I selected [...]


Would you like to make a big change in your room with a small investment? Here’s how: ADD A RUG! Dollar-for-dollar, there is probably no higher impact way to enhance or complement the interior design goals that you’re trying to achieve. With that said, it’s the size of the rug – not only it’s appearance [...]


A designer is sometimes her own toughest customer. Designing or choosing for someone else can be freeing.  But, when you choose for yourself, all sorts of issues emerge.  How will people judge me when they see my room?  Eventually, you get over it and just choose things you love.  Here is the sofa I chose: [...]