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    Southern Living 2015

    HOUSTON’S CHAIRMA DESIGN GROUP JOINS COASTAL LIVING AND SOUTHERN LIVING DESIGNER NETWORK

    Houston, February, 2015— Cindy Aplanalp, of Chairma Design Group, has been selected as a member of the Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network, a group of editorially recommended designers for readers of the Time Inc. titles. I  n late 2014, Coastal Living and Southern Living partnered to launch this brand-credentialed group of interior designers in key markets across the country.

    All designers in the network have been vetted by editorial representatives of each magazine. Designers will receive exposure through the brands, as well as marketing and business resources designed to help build their portfolios and prominence in the industry.

    “Together Coastal Living and Southern Living inspire more than 20 million consumers each month with great interior design,” said Sid Evans, editor-in-chief of Southern Living. “This collaboration will allow designers the opportunity to connect with our consumers and bring the look of the magazines to life.”

    “Our new Designer Network further strengthens our ties with the design community and showcases our unique roles as authorities on design to both the trade and consumers,” said Antonia van der Meer, editor-in-chief of Coastal Living.

    For more information visit: www.southernliving.com/designernetwork.


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    2015 Star Awards

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    Featured in 2015 GHBA Prism Awards

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    ASID TGCC 40th Ruby Awards

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    Best of Houzz 2014

    February 4, 2014 – Cindy Aplanalp-Yates of Houston, TX has been awarded  “Best Of Houzz” 2014 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design.  

    The “Best Of Houzz” award for 2014 is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. 

    Customer Satisfaction award winners are based on homeowner members who rated their experience working with remodeling professionals in 12 categories ranging from architects, and interior designers to contractors and other residential remodeling professionals.  

    Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the community of millions of monthly users, also known as “Houzzers".

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    Featured in 2013 Kitchen & Bath Magazine

    3 Page article and the cover featured designs by Cindy Aplanalp of By Design Interiors and Matt and Jenny Sneller with Sneller Custom Homes & Remodeling

    Matt and Jenny Sneller with Sneller Custom Homes & Remodeling along with Cindy Aplanalp-Yates of By Design Interiors created a home that could be described as a "Modern Mix in a Traditional Setting".  This kitchen and bathroom was featured on the cover as well as in a 3 page spread of the Kitchen & Bath Design News, November 2013.  Click here to see the entire article.  

    More great kitchen and bathroom ideas can be found in the Kitchen & Bathroom Design News Magazine.

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    2013 Houston's Best Prism Award

    3 Times winner for "Vintage Eclectic" project by Cindy Aplanalp and Gyphon Builders.

    - Remodeled Specialty Room
    - Private Residence Interior Design Specialty Room
    - Private Residence Interior Design Family Room

    Houston's Best Award Finalist:

    Private Residence Interior Design Bathroom Finalist

    Private Residence Interior Design Family Room Finalist

    Private Residence Interior Design Specialty Room Finalist

    Remodeled Bathroom under $50,000 Finalist with Sneller Custom Homes & Remodeling

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    2013 Star Awards

    2013 Star Awards have been announced!  Best Specialty Room over $50K goes to a project by Gryphon Builders and Cindy Aplanalp of By Design Interiors!

    Photo compliments of Gryphon Builders

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    Houston Design Resource, Spring 2013

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    Houston Design Resource, Spring 2013

    By Design Interiors, Inc.
    Designer on Project: Cindy Aplanalp, ASID Allied
    Assistant Designers on Project: Amber Reddoch and Erika Barczak
    Photography by Brad Carr, bradforcarr.com

    "Just beyond the city lights sits a country estate on the rolling landscape of Magnolia, Texas. This estate styled home is witness to a long–term dream realized. the acreage was purchased years prior before a job transfer took the owners to London for several years. The longing for home became even stronger when they learned they would soon be grandparents for the first time!  A real family home where generations gather was the heart’s desire of this undertaking.

    Designing a home is challenging enough. There are millions of decisions and minute details that go into the building process, but designing and building a home from across an ocean offers additional challenges beyond differing time zones..."

    To read the rest of the article....click here!

  • "Best of Houzz" for 2013

    January 22, 2013 – Cindy Aplanalp-Yates of Houston, TX has been awarded  “Best Of Houzz” 2013 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design.  The very talented Cindy, was chosen by the more than 11 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

     The Houzz “Best Of Houzz” award for 2013 is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction award winners are based on homeowner members who rated their experience working with remodeling professionals in 12 categories ranging from architects, and interior designers to contractors and other residential remodeling professionals.  Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the community of 11 million monthly users, also known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 124 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app.

    Check out my Houzz portfolio to see more.

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