News Chews

"Let there be light from the beginning"
Houston Chronicle February 6, 2011
By Cindy Aplanalp and Erika Barczak
Photography by Brad Carr, B-Rad Studios


"Sensuous Master Bath Escape"
Bathroom Interior Design by Cindy Aplanalp, ASID Allied
Photography by Brad Carr, B-Rad Studios
By, Jack Frink

"Fortunately, the space Cindy and her team (Contractor Breck Powers, By Design Interiors design staff Amber Reddoch and Erika Barczak, Faux Finisher Laurie Lopez, Kathy Johnson from Bath and Kitchen Showplace) had to work with was large."

"An Exercise in Restraint"
Kitchen Interior Design by Cindy Aplanalp, ASID Allied
Photography by Erika Barczak
By, Jack Frink
Texas Home and Living, Sept/Oct. 2010
"The Clark residence kitchen was featured in the September/October 2010 issue of Texas Home and Living. "Its heartbreaking when a builder leaves a project halfway through a project.  That sad eventuality is what faced the homeowners of this luxurious kitchen in Houston near Memorial Park for seven stagnant months. Luckily for them, Cindy Aplanalp of By Design Interiors came to the rescue.  She introduced the clients to William Shaw and Associates who accepted the daunting task of completing this project. This kitchen is a story of triumph over adversity."

"Plan Could be Green Element in Remodel"
Houston Chronicle July 23, 2010

By Cindy Aplanalp and Erika Barczak
This article relates My philosophy of green design which, is slightly different than the norm- but just as friendly to our environment.  My goal every time I design a space is to create a room that will be perfect for my clients for years and years.  Instead of designing within a current fad, I try to define a style and incorporate functionality the coincides perfectly with the lifestyles of my clients.  That way, their homes, offices, outdoor living areas, etc. remain as functional and aesthetically pleasing from the beginning to end and only require minimal updates.   
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"A Sand Blast"
Houston Chronicle June 11, 2010
By Roberta MacInnis and Michael Paulsen
The By Design Interior Ladies were spotted in the Houston Chronicle in their article about the AIA Sandcastle Competition in Galveston Texas.  The caption under our photo read, "Life's a Beach: Sixty-two enthusiastic teams competed for various honors."  We were incredibly enthusiastic with out fake mustaches, water guns and holsters, cowboy hats and cowbells, and definitely with our loud "yee-hahs!"