Serving Austin & the Dallas Metroplex
Doris Younger, ASID, RID | TX Certified Interior Designer #2977

Welcome To Doris Younger Designs

Doris Younger Designs is ready to help you create the dream with excellent Interior Design ideas. Experienced Interior Designer for the Austin & Dallas Metroplex areas of Texas!

  • Houzz 2014 Best - See DYD's reviews on Houzz.
  • Houzz 2015 Best
  • Tricia Says - I have used her design co. for years and have never been disappointed.

Houzz Best of 2014

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Interior Design

Doris Younger Designs provides commercial and residential Interior Design services for Austin Texas & the Dallas Metroplex. We specialize in Remodeling and new construction projects.Read more...
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Space Planning

We look forward to helping you lay out that perfect room or office you have been dreaming of. Read more...
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Kitchen Remodeling

Struggling with where to start on designing a kitchen? DYD is here to help! Let's make magic!. Read more...
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Window Treatments and Bedding

More than any other element, windows define your home’s or office’s architectural design. The right window coverings can enhance a beautiful room’s good qualities, take a cheerless space and make it a sanctuary, and transform plain nondescript windows into decorating assets for your home or office.Read more...

Checklist For Meeting With A Designer

Before you ever speak to an interior designer, take some time to think about what you want, what you need, what you can afford, and what is most important to you.  The designer you hire will be able to advise you on specifics, but to get the result you want, it is important to do your homework first.  The time you spend will be well worth it.

Once you have determined the scope of your project, spend some time considering the “look” and options you want. Putting together an idea folder or scrapbook of your likes and dislikes, wishes and dreams is a great way to begin the design process. Look for pictures of rooms or interior design ideas that appeal to you, swatches of fabric, paint color cards, furniture catalogs or brochures, etc. These will stir your imagination and help the interior designer better understand your preferences and tastes. Include information and pictures of appliances, plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, cabinet and door hardware, and flooring materials as well, if these will be elements in your room design. Finally, consider how much you want to be involved in the project. Do you want an interior designer who will work with you, or do you want the designer to take charge and provide you with options? Clarifying your expectations will help you and the designer to communicate well and ensure the result you want.

    1. Start by answering the following questions as completely and specifically as you can:
    2. What Do You Want to Create or Change?
    3. Who is going to use the space?
    4. What activities will take place there?
    5. What kind of look or feel do you want the space to have?
    6. If you are modifying an existing space, what do you currently like about the space?  What do you most want to change?  Why?
    7. How Much Time and Money Do You Want to Devote to Your Project?
    8. What is your time frame for completing your design project?
    9. Is there a date or impending event by which your project must be finished?
    10. Will you or someone you delegate be on hand while the work is being done?
    11. What is your budget?
    12. What changes do you need to have and which would be nice to have?
    13. How will you finance the project?
    14. What Do You Want the Interior Designer to Do?
    15. Improve the use and efficiency of space, including storage and organization?
    16. Create or reproduce a “look” or style? Recommend and/or select fixtures, furnishings, accessories, appliance, etc.?
    17. Improve or enhance the lighting?
    18. Improve the acoustics and/or minimize sound transmission?
    19. Increase the accessibility and safety of the surroundings?
    20. Address health and environmental issues?
    21. Address special needs?
    22. Suggest “green” solutions and products?
    23. Integrate audiovisual, security and/or other technology into the design?
    24. Recommend contractors and manage the project?
  • Doris Younger Designs provides commercial and residential Interior Design services for Austin Texas & the Dallas Metroplex. We specialize in Remodeling and new construction projects. "Not only is the creative design of your space important, but also your health, safety and welfare. Your environment, whether at work or at home, has a powerful influence on your well being, productivity and comfort."

  • Window Treatments come in a dazzling array of styles that will suit any decor. When done correctly they can add charm and character to your home. Doris Younger Designs can take the guesswork out of deciding which designs are best suited to your home's design style.


  • Extensive partnerships with contractors and vendors uniquely positions Doris Younger Designs to facilitate Interior Design projects from inception to completion, while providing the vision, resources and experience to interpret your unique needs creating a timeless design for your home or office.

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    Maybe one of the reasons you have put off your kitchen home renovation project is not just the expense of the project itself but also the cost of having to feed a family with restaurants and pre-packaged convenience foods. It’s not healthy and it can be a budget killer, not to mention adding time and stress to an already busy life. But summer is grilling season, and with a few strategies courtesy of one of our favorite interior design and home renovation blogs, Investopedia, you may find that the process is not as annoying as you imagine. 

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    Your search for interior design firms with both fantastic design skill as well as outstanding customer relationships should begin and end with one of Texas’s most famous interior designer, Doris Younger. Her recent “Best of Houzz 2015” win cements her already stellar reputation as a creative, innovative designer who can unify even the most conflicting visions into a beautiful finished room. 


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    One of the best things you can do for your home’s resale value is bathroom remodeling, but it’s also one of those home renovation projects that can easily become overwhelming. With one of the best interior designers in Dallas, TX at the helm of your project, who is an expert in all styles of bathroom design, you’ll get exactly what you want within the budget you choose.

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    Texas Interior Designer Turns Regular Rooms into Retreats


    Doris Younger Designs, one of the premier interior design firms in Dallas, shows you the power of having a well planned and designed room.

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  • Choosing Color Scheme Part Four

    Use color to create a mood within your room design.

    Think about the emotional and physical needs that you have for each room of your home separately. Let’s start with the family room, as an example. When you walk into this room, how do you want it to feel? Analyze the way you plan to use the room. Then ask yourself questions such as these: Do you want the room to help you relax you after a long day at work? Or perhaps, you would prefer it to revive you as you relate to family? Perhaps you plan to entertain there and want it to be a place that stimulates conversation? Do you want your colors to reflect the mood of the lovely garden outside the window, or a special view? Is the room too bright or too dark for your purposes?


Just for Fun with Doris Younger Designs

The evolution of furniture from utilitarian to artful is often a key to the manners, mores and means of other times and places.  In that spirit and just for fun, here are “romance” stories about some of those pieces picked up over thirty five years of studying and practicing interior design.  Are they true? I don’t know for sure but if not, I’m sure at the very least they contain seeds of truth in the development of traditional furniture styles and, as I said, just for fun……. Read More fun stories here.