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Discover the elegantly crafted and unmatched furniture designs at Timber & Tulip

Timber & Tulip – the combination of natural, organic wood materials with a softer side. That was owner Brianne Rasmussen’s vision when she created her custom-designed furniture brand back in 2016. Now, after a few years of selling her products online, Brianne opened her first brick-and-mortar location in downtown Wayzata this past November.

With just one look at Brianne’s uniquely designed products in the store, you would think she came from an impressive interior design background. “I actually studied finance and accounting in college, then worked as a financial controller for years before I decided to pursue my dreams of being an entrepreneur,” says Brianne. 

Brianne always had a creative side. However, she didn’t unleash it until she began furnishing her newly purchased loft in downtown Minneapolis. It began with repurposing unique, vintage pieces in unexpected ways for her loft – her first piece being a railroad cart coffee table. Then, once she discovered her knack for design, it was a rinse-and-repeat process. Brianne was able to exercise her creative mind and began selling her pieces at local vintage and pop-up shops until she left her corporate job in 2016 – Timber & Tulip opened in June of that same year. 

Timber & Tulip offers an expansive product line that boasts transitional yet modern pieces for every type of home. Upon entering the space, you’ll find a top-to-bottom furnishing collection complete with handcrafted natural wood and metal coffee and dining tables, desks, and nightstands – in addition to rugs, lighting, mirrors, art, accessories, and more. Some of Timber & Tulip’s most unique pieces include the Zara Coffee Table and Accent Table, Hadley Nesting Table, Penelope Sideboard, and Evelyn Dining Table. 

Although all of the products on the show floor are available for purchase, the store also offers complete customization where you can choose to add onto any one of their pieces or create your own entirely from scratch. With hundreds of different colors, fabrics, and pattern swatches to choose from, finding the right statement piece for your home just got that much easier. 

Whether you’re starting your spring clean out, revamping your space, or have recently moved into a new home, having a custom-designed statement piece can take your living space to a whole new level. And with high-quality materials and a natural, organic style, your piece will become the center of your home for years to come. 

Brianne’s expert advice on how to decorate your home around a statement furniture piece: 

Finding a furniture piece that is bound to make a statement is one thing, but making it match the rest of your interior is another. Luckily, Brianne has a few tips on how to create a space that’s balanced and bold. 

  1. Make sure your statement piece feels genuine to you and your style, whether it’s a coffee table, a couch, or a rug. It will be the focal point of the room and is something you’ll see every day!
  2. You can have more than one statement piece in a room if they complement each other. Otherwise, the space might become too overpowering. 
  3. Once you choose your statement piece, consider the other pieces in your space as supporting actors. They help to make the space feel balanced and complete. 
  4. Don’t be afraid to add different textures and tones around the room to go with your statement piece. 
  5. You can (and should!) play around with materials, colors, fabrics, and pattern samples in person to ensure everything flows well together. Timber & Tulip offers plenty of samples, so once you find a signature piece that speaks to you, you can build off of it with different textures, materials, and colors. 

Learn more about Timber & Tulip:

  • Brianne Rasmussen