Current Passion: Curved Sofas

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Curved sofas and sectionals add statement, drama and can be surprisingly functional. And that round organic form is so beautiful!


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.

The Edinburgh Sofa

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With embracing wings, a sculpted back, and deeply pitched seat, the Edingburgh incorporates every comfort element in Norwalk’s repertoire. We love the new Edinburgh sofa at by Design.  Photos of if only do partial justice to the depth and luxurious comfort offered by this new style.  Cushy back and seating cushions combine with wonderful depth [...]

The New Dexter Sofa


The Dexter is a great new design from Norwalk Furniture.  It is a wonderful combination of elegance and comfort.  The important design queues are: High flared shelter arm and back Rich button-tufting Flared arms and backs with curvy, tapering lines Elegance is emphasized by single-seating cushion This design really, really works.  As is so often [...]

Three New Furniture Designs


Elegant new designs – Lola sofa, Gaylord chair and Andy ottoman. What a fun and interesting room. The Lola sofa and Andy ottoman – new traditional styles – are shown in updated fabric selections. Then the Gaylord chair – a transitional style – continues the move into a very today look with an exciting geometric [...]


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: [...]

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The Melanie sofa shown with a whole new personality We’ve been working hard on our Retreat Room (but it’s really been fun).  Our vision for this space is to create a feeling of tranquility, of calm… of relaxing on your favorite vacation.  Creating a space in your home, whether it be living, family or maybe [...]


Great Floor Sample Clearance Prices at by Design We just got back from the big High Point Market and we’re making big changes on our floor.  There are so many exciting new things to show you, that we have to mark-down some really cool things on our floor. For example: this white leather Inspirations sofa. [...]


That’s not a sofa… this is a sofa. Excuse the cinematic reference, but the new Charlotte sofa is wonderful. Between the curl-up depth, the lumbar pillows and the new premium seating option, this is an amazingly beautiful and wonderfully comfortable sofa design. The Charlotte features large nailhead trim cascading down the beautiful arm. The lumbar [...]

Linkin Sofa

Photography by: Beau Kester/Round 1 Productions

Casual Elegance Done Right The Linkin Sofa style is a wonderful mixture of interior design elements. The soft track arm give a more casual, comfortable effect to the track look we love so much. The seat and back cushions are made with a welt-less seam for clean lines and again a more casual feel. But [...]

Kiley sofa and Linkin chair

Here is the Kiley sofa done in a grey-black, almost linen-look fabric. It is much tougher than linen yet has a very comfortable hand. The wide, sit-down-on-me arms and back are accented by silver nailheads. Then we picked up the gold accent of the leather Linkin chair and ottoman with the throw pillows. Just out [...]

Candice Olson’s Hemmingway Sofa

Timeless, Classic Design … in Candice’s own words I designed the Hemmingway sofa to stand the test of time, aging gracefully as a classic piece of furniture in your home. Hemmingway is tall, tailored and comes across as somewhat formal, but when prompted, can totally relax! Nailhead trim accentuates the silhouette of the Hemmingway sofa, [...]

We love color at by Design.  Here are the new Mayfair sofa and chair upholstered in fun, vivid colors.  It is so much fun when a customer chooses to show this much color and confidence in their room. The Mayfair is a beautiful new frame design.  Its most notable design element is the long sweeping [...]

This Easton room really nails that sophisticated, transitional look that we love so much.   The Easton sofa design is a perfect example of today’s design combining narrow track arms, simple lines with three over three seating and a subtle wood base with tapering wood legs.  Very cool.  Plus the narrow arms make it eminently [...]

The Milton sofa is a wonderful design from Candice Olson.  As much as all of us at by Design have loved it in the past, we think this new execution is one of the best we’ve managed.  Marlene has shown it in a relaxed and comfortable (but classy!) fabric.  The casual fabric on the somewhat [...]

Modern design and EXTREME comfort from the new Tuscany sofa and chair. Much of the time the name of a furniture design has little relevance to the piece or collection.  We think it does this time with the Tuscany.  The Tuscany region of Italy if famed for its beautiful, yet simple and elegant, lifestyle.  Tuscan [...]

[slideshow id=90 w=448 h=298] The Moore is a wonderful new style that is available as a sofa, love seat and chair as well as a sectional design.  Its shown here in leather and is also available in fabric.  It is so lusciously cool and comfortable.  The big, fat overstuffed lines and exposed seams cry comfort [...]

We’ve just gotten the new Sammy condo sofa on our floor paired with the Basie chair and it looks terrific!  This is a great new addition from Candice Olson that grew out of frequent requests for contemporary furniture design with an emphasis on casual, comfortable living. Candice responded with the Sammy, an uber-versatile collection of [...]