Cindy Aplanalp  

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.


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Cindy Aplanalp, ASID Allied

(832) 797-8106

16439 Hollister Street, Suite B
Houston, TX 77066


Special thanks to:

Amber Reddoch and Jamie Jones, my two fantastic assistants at By Design.  Brad Carr with B-Rad Studios and Andrea Grove Photography for the stunning photographs.  Breck Powers with LBJ Construction.  Bill Shaw with William Shaw and Associates.  Brian Goldman Photography: for the beautiful portrait photography.  Joe Coffaro with Houston Remodelers & Builders Corp.  Jim Wittcomb Photography: for the amazing photography of interior spaces.  Rob Hellyer of Premier Remodeling.  Brandon Lynch of Keechi Creek Builders.  Jeff Hunt with Brothers Strong.  Ted Cummins of Morningstar Builders.  Dean Zagrafos with Blackrock Builders.  Laurie Lopez with Finishes by L and Schar West with For All Occasions.  Paul and Irene with McCollum's Upholstery. Allen Griffin with Gryphon Builders.