Our Story

Indie House was founded on a passion for design and a desire to share unique and handmade artisan goods with everyone. Located in the East Village of downtown Des Moines, we are a home furnishings and lifestyle boutique that offers a mix of curated goods and interior design services.

High quality, clean lines, rich woods. Indie House’s selection is for those who love a little mid-century modern with a mix between contemporary, vintage, architectural and organic. Who says your home can’t be a mixed bag?


What We Offer

Our customers get a unique experience. Whether you’re looking for accessories, the final touches for your home or full interior design services, you can find it at Indie House.

Everything in the store was handpicked to inspire your design journey. We work with artists and makers from right here in Des Moines to all over the world, giving you options that aren’t in your typical box store. But it’s so much more than what’s in our retail space. You can look through thousands of furnishings, rugs, art and lighting at our browsing station to inspire and create your new look. And you get options that are available only to the interior design industry.


About Us

Meet the Designers

Julie Lyle — Owner & Head Designer

I’ve always had a passion for dynamic style and clean, functional design. After doing design part-time over the years for my husband’s remodeling business (psst…my secret weapon), the universe decided it was time for me to go back to my roots and focus on design full-time. I love sourcing amazing product for the store, creating relationships with artists and makers and working with clients to create their new favorite space.

Sherri Bruckshaw Designer

Sherri has been absorbed in the design world from a young age and loves everything about the design process. She finds it so rewarding to create approachable and stylish spaces for clients.

Her favorite styles include Mid Century Modern and Scandinavian influences with refined modern lines. Overall, she believes spaces should be cozy and livable. Her favorite part of a room: the art! Artwork can create mood in any space and is flexible. It’s also the perfect way to layer in more color. Sherri is always here to welcome you with a smile and chit chat anytime you stop in Indie House.

Lauren Wadle Design Intern

Lauren loves all things design. She has an eye for the aesthetic and creates inviting content that shows off the Indie House style. She has built the website, runs our Instagram account (check it out!), and is here to help with any and all details of the Indie House projects. Bright, modern, and natural is her go-to style. Her favorite spaces include organic forms and a fresh feel. She is in her second year at Iowa State University as a design major.


Meet the Remodeler — Lou Lyle, Indie House Construction

Sometimes updating a room is more than interior design. Sometimes you need to shake up the bones…and this is where Indie House Construction comes in. Julie comes up with fun — sometimes crazy — ideas, and I make it happen. With more than 17 years of experience in carpentry and remodeling homes, I partner with Julie to turn your house into the home of your dreams.


Store Info + Hours

516 E Grand Ave

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

United States


Tuesday - Saturday | 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Sunday | Noon - 4:00 PM


(515) 243-9188

[email protected]



We opened Indie House in August of 2019. Our website launched in June 2020. Check up on our Instagram often to see upcoming events and promotions.