We are Ember & Brune, a Design/Build firm. We go beyond design, managing your project from start to finish. As your sole contact for architectural drawings, coordinating construction with our approved contractors, furnishing the finished space and everything in between, you’ll look to us every step of the way. It's a streamlined process that eliminates communication issues and emphasizes a cohesive team all working for you!

Homes are not one size fits all and neither is Ember & Brune. We take the time to understand your lifestyle, daily routines and family’s needs before putting our own spin on the design. Simply put, Ember & Brune creates spaces you want to live in.


Brandie formed Ember & Brune to create her own set of rules in the design-build industry. Heavily influenced by architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright, Brandie's style of design honors the classic combo of form and function. Through her past experience as lead designer for high-end custom home builders, Brandie cultivated an easy rapport with clients, organized management style and uncanny ability to design a space that caters to each individual client.

These qualities shine through on each and every E&B project.


Brandie is an award-winning designer with a degree in Interior Design from The Illinois Institute of Art, Illinois Council for Interior Design Accreditation. Her kitchen and bathroom design work has been published in Chicago Home Magazine, Luxe Magazine, Barrington Quintessential & Northwest Quarterly publications.