About Us

Lora Brown sustainable furniture interior design staging services

History & Owner

Brown & Beam is a family-owned furniture and home decor boutique established in 2016. We began with a desire to create a store that embraced the unordinary and didn't conform to conventional retail standards. Our store is a reflection of the countless homes we've styled and lived in over the years, bringing a mix of old and new, modern and traditional, urban and industrial styles together under one roof. 

Brown & Beam is owned and operated by Lora Brown. Lora's experience in interior design and her commitment to sustainability have been the driving forces behind our store's mission to provide customers with high-quality, eco-friendly pieces that reflect their personal style. At Brown & Beam, we believe in creating a space that not only looks good but also feels good and supports a healthier planet.


Our mission at Brown & Beam is to inspire you to be confident in creating a space you'll love living in. We strive to go beyond the big-box retailers and provide quality, sustainable items that support the makers who created them and causes we believe in. We sell off-the-floor and online, and we make it a point to price our items accessibly. Our design stylists are always ready to help you plan, design, and personalize your space to ensure your unique style is implemented perfectly.


At Brown & Beam, we value the importance of being environmentally-conscious in our business practices and supporting local markets, designers, and manufacturers. We believe that our pro-bono projects, such as staging multiple Parade Homes or panels on women’s wellness issues, should always be centered on enhancing our community. Our commitment to good vibes, comfort, and style are evident in every aspect of our store, from the products we carry to the customer service we provide.

Our Expertise

In addition to our dedication to providing exceptional customer service and a carefully curated selection of furnishings and decor, we are also proud to have been recognized for our interior design expertise. In 2020, Brown & Beam was awarded the bronze medal for interior design by the city of Madison. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and passion of our team, particularly Lora Brown, the owner and operator of our family-owned business. Lora's extensive experience and expertise in creating unique and inspiring spaces were a key factor in this achievement. We take pride in bringing our customers' visions to life and creating spaces that not only look beautiful but also feel comfortable and inviting. Our commitment to quality, sustainability, and community is reflected in everything we do, and we are grateful for the opportunity to serve our customers and enhance their homes and businesses.