Organic Modern Trend

Minimal. Natural. Earthy. We think you’ll love this new take on Modern Casual interior design.

Color Trend: Under the Sea


Organic and natural, the Under-the-Sea interior design color trend is perfect for so many rooms. It’s a look that will wear well for years and years.


High Point market is the big event for furniture and interior design in North America. New products, new colors, new fabrics and new ideas are on display in dazzling abundance. We’re excited to be there, and we thought you might enjoy an expert glimpse into this world.

The New Modern Luxury Look and You.


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!


Modern sensibility and rich fabrics and finishes At first blush the words modern and luxury might seem to conflict. But we don’t think so. You live a very modern life, yet you still want touches of richness and luxury in it. Hence, by Design’s new Modern Luxury room. We’ve a ways to go before we [...]

pantone 2016 colors of the year

by Elissa Wiley
As the new year is approaching, it’s interesting to see what will be the trending colors for interior design. For the first time, Pantone is has two different shades for the color of the year for 2016. Rose Quartz is a blush pink, Serenity is a light blue-periwinkle.

Patterns in Your Room Design

bold patterns in interior design

Are You Ready for the Return of Patterns in Interior Design? Do you like a lot patterns? Well so do I! Sometimes it’s hard to decide on what patterns you want in your space which is why it’s fun to have many patterns mixed together. Some say the rule of thumb is to have up to [...]


No Fear! Show your creative side! Is it OK to mix different colors of woods and metals together in the same space? I’ve gotten this question recently. And, it’s a fair question. My answer is YES! It’s very “in” and stylish right now to have a mixture of finish colors. Its a great way of elevating your room [...]

W766-CH chair

You may find the look to design your room around here. High Point Market posted this great collection of observations by their team of style spotters. You’ll see a quick description of the furniture and accessory items, textures and colors they loved at market – and also some of their pics. There are some great [...]


New interior design trends offer you fresh looks for 2016 Norwalk Furniture has posted a YouTube video of their 2016 color trend forecasts. Greys remain the most powerful neutral color and blues continue their wide popularity. As we’ve written before, colors are re-emerging in several fresh new palettes. New-Floral has the most intense combination of [...]

My Experience at Market


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 [...]


Maybe we should talk Tartan. There has always been a clubby attraction to tartans and plaids. Warm, homey – yet Ralph Lauren sophisticated – it would be easy to underrate this look. Here is how the new Tartan & Tapestry design trend is described: Tartans and classic plaids have never been more fashion forward. Unexpected [...]


Wow. Dramatic and Elegant. What a great room. We’ll be seeing a lot more of the “Char” interior design trend. Putting this light-colored Colton sectional in this deep, moody setting add incredible pop to this room.  Here is how Char is described: In Norwalk’s Char colorway we celebrate the absence of color, and the elegance [...]


Today’s Grey Color Schemes Go Sophisticated. Grisaille is a borrowed art term used as a descriptive name for this emerging interior design trend. As grey color tones continue to gain popularity, they are no longer confined to only rustic trends. Every style is now executed to some extent in grey color ways. Here is how [...]


Burnished gold, bronze and copper are everywhere at market. It’s not your mother’s brass. Okay, okay… sometimes it is your mother’s brass. While most of the new warm metallic finishes are burnished, rubbed or antiqued – some are pretty brassy. But warm metals and finishes are everywhere at the 2015 High Point market. And one [...]

A Trip to Pre-Market


Was it worth it for me to drive 20 hours in 3 days to go to market in Norwalk, Ohio? A resounding yes! I left on Tuesday, spent the day at the factory on Wednesday and then drove back to Des Moines on Thursday. One of our designers traveled with me. I thought it would [...]