Brooke Brockman

Current Passion: Curved Sofas

curved sofa

Curved sofas and sectionals add statement, drama and can be surprisingly functional. And that round organic form is so beautiful!

An Organic Modern Living Room

I’m currently in the process of redesigning our living room and thought I’d share my ideas with you…I’d love any feedback you have to give! The look I’m going for is Organic Modern…(learn more about organic modern design here) with a touch of glam. We’re adding new wood floors to the room along with a [...]

Anderkit Bed

Four Poster Beds are coming back into style and we love it!   These beds make a huge statement in your bedroom and home in general. Four Poster Beds are comforting, yet grand…and they make any bedroom feel more luxurious.   Willard Canopy Bed   These beds sound especially good to us right now since [...]

New in 2019

One of our favorite things about the new year is all the new furniture and decor that starts to be released by some of our favorite makers. Here are a couple of our new loves… The Sheridan Coffee Table Ombre finishes transform industrial materials. Concrete takes on alluring shapes — rounded, polished, and painted in a [...]

Current Passion: Geometric Glam


It’s the most wonderful time of the year…to embrace the glam!  And this year, we’re loving the geometric glam trend. The Havens chair (shown above) has the most beautiful geometric lines…and the rich merlot colored velvet is what takes it into the glam arena. This Geometric coffee table with a glass top is gorgeous. The [...]


There are so many decisions to make when you are designing a new room in your home…and one of the biggest is whether to choose a sectional or sofa! Trust us – we’ve helped thousands of people make these decisions over our 40 years in business at by Design. We can help you too! Here [...]

Ottoman bench

We know you need extra seating. Instead of pulling out the classic metal folding chairs – we think you should invest in a beautiful upholstered bench. A beautiful bench adds so much to any room. It can be a place to put up your feet and get comfortable. Or a makeshift coffee table… Or a [...]

Check out some of our favorite furniture and accessories from the Fall Furniture market!   Come by and let us design a room for you in the newest styles for the season!

Current Passion: Jet Black

Jet Black

An old saying in design is every room needs a touch of black. And now has never been a better time to find this accent, since jet black accents are being done so very well these days! Photo 1 Lighting, chairs, upholstery, accent pieces…there are so many really good and compelling ways to add that [...]

A new classic modern space

kooima home design

My dear friend Kristi moved to Sioux Falls recently, and even though I’m so sad she moved, I’m so happy she let us help her design her new living room! Kristi and her husband Jim ended up buying a home with a more modern vibe than their current home, so their furniture didn’t translate to [...]

Design Trend: Maximalism


Many design trends come up as a reaction to a design trend that starts to feel a bit overplayed. While minimalism has been a breath of fresh air in this era of materialism and excess, you’re going to start seeing a reaction to too much minimalism. Enter….Maximalism in home design. Before you judge this look [...]

Modern Casual room

Why should you use an interior designer?  Many people think they can design their homes themselves.  They watch a little HGTV, they like to shop online and boom – they’re a designer!  We’re here to tell you, using an interior designer can help you for so many reasons…six of which we’ve written about below. Save [...]

Current Passion: Abstract Art

Ok, so maybe Abstract Art isn’t a new passion…but the large-scale abstract game is so good right now it feels new! Whether you are drawn to geometric or completely abstract – this art is compelling and dramatic…and a great way to add a ton of interest to your room!     Photo 1 | Photo [...]

The Highpoint North Carolina furniture market is always a fun and inspirational trip. Heading there each year reminds us why we love design and furniture…all these fun and new ideas from the best minds in home design in the world. Here are some of our favorite pieces…there were so many other things that we loved [...]

monochromatic rooms

Monochromatic spaces are dramatic, soothing…and can be a relatively easy way to decorate your home. A monochromatic space has an underlying hue that is repeated in different shades throughout the room. The prettiest rooms in this design have many pieces in different shades – they must be different enough to draw your eye from one [...]