11 times award winner of the prestigious Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) ‘Houston’s Best’ Prism awards. Collecting 3 awards in 2013, was Cindy's project called 'Vintage Eclectic' (Remodeler Specialty Room, Associate Specialty Room and Associate Family Room). In 2011 and 2012, Best Bathroom and Family room were awarded to Cindy. Cindy also collected awards in 2010 for Best Family Room, Dining Room and Bedroom and Best Bathroom Remodel under $50,000 in 2009.
Cindy has amassed an impressive body of work with her portfolio ranging from new construction to remodel projects that encompasses work in all facets of residential and commercial Interior Design in Houston, Austin and the surrounding area. In 2011, Cindy was highlighted in the HGTV hit show "Showhouse Showdown" where two designers compete to design the best showhouse. Houzz awarded Cindy the “Best Of Houzz” award for Customer Satisfaction and Design Portfolio in 2013 and 2014.
Cindy Aplanalp's rare combination of university degrees in Interior Design and Business Management gives her a powerful competitive advantage in the design industry. Her lifelong passion for exotic travel continues to influence her work and subtle elegant traces of her travels in Europe, Asia, India and Central America are exhibited in her designs.
While influenced by such designers as Suzanne Kasler, Jan Showers and Larry Laslo, Cindy synthesizes her own fusion of an elaborate collection of styles and expertise to create beautiful, balanced and exceptionally functional environments for her clients. Her signature style is a crisp, elegant mix of sophisticated eclectic, with touches of traditional and a savvy use of materials, textures and technology. Designing from the premise of intention, Cindy places great significance on the inspiration and guidance gained from the idea that each element must offer a personal connection for the user.
Cindy Aplanalp works at By Design Interiors, Inc. a full service design studio established in 1990. The owner and founder of By Design Interiors, Peggy Fuller, ASID has been practicing interior design since 1984 and has created a professional and creative environment for designers to flourish. Long-lasting relationships with builders, remodelers, vendors, manufacturers and other tradespeople provides the design studio with access to unique, high-quality products and materials.