The Eminent Interior Design Story

At Eminent Interior Design in Minneapolis, MN, we create homes.

This means we are there with you every step of the way, from lighting plans to space planning to furnishings. Eminent Interior Design takes a holistic look at your project and our talented staff works with structural engineers, architects, and whoever else is needed to make your dream a reality. We understand that any designing or remodeling of your home requires a significant investment of both time and money. Our process is extremely collaborative from the beginning, with you as an equal partner to assure adherence to your budget and vision.

What We Do

We believe in two things above all:
Aesthetics – enhancing beauty, personality and artistry
Usability – making spaces more practical, effortless and easy

Our role is to make life in your home easy, enjoyable, and as satisfying as possible. We think deeply about the granular details of daily living, as well as your family’s individual and collective needs.

Whether we’re considering traffic patterns, dining room furnishings or storage spaces, our focus is always making your home a simultaneously practical and beautiful place to live. We are experts at turning a multitude of design complexities into simple outcomes that both you and your home will love.

Our Team

    Brandi Hagen
    Principal Designer/Owner

    Brandi’s interior design portfolio has a vast array of projects from sleek contemporary to formal traditional. She is currently working on new construction, interior design and remodeling projects with many of the Twin Cities’ top builders and architects. She is an award-winning interior designer based in Minneapolis, MN with more than 20 years of industry experience. Brandi prefers to stay busy, so when she’s not keeping up with her two sons, she can be found skiing or playing hockey.

      Allison Michel

      Allison comes to Eminent with a degree in Interior Design and a wealth of industry experience. Her primary focus is new construction and remodeling projects. Allison becomes intimately familiar with all of the project details so that she can be the point person (liaison) for the homeowner and contractors. She strives to make each project an enjoyable experience for the client. Outside of the office, Allison enjoys fitness and can often be found cheering for the home team at Twins games. Allison lives in St. Louis Park with her husband, Nick, and they’re expecting their first baby.

        Marie Brown
        Design Associate

        Marie came to Eminent with vast knowledge of the Interior Design industry and project coordination. Her organizational skills keep all of the crucial details of our design projects in order. She efficiently keeps the clients abreast of the status of their orders and fluidly coordinates seamless installations. Marie sees to the details so that the end results of Brandi’s concepts are executed perfectly. As the resident traveler and foodie, Marie has all the restaurant recommendations you could want. She lives downtown with her husband, Jim.

          Sue Gartner

          Sue joins Eminent with over eight years of interior design experience. Her extensive background includes working for an architectural firm, where she learned the ins and outs of the industry. As an expert in furniture, fabrics, and window treatments, Sue forms close relationships with her clients to create livable spaces that reflect their unique needs and personalities. Sue loves to entertain and considers herself a “wine enthusiast.” She lives near Lake Minnetonka with her husband, Dave, and together they have three grown daughters.

            Jeremy Hagen
            Business Manager

            Jeremy is the manager of all things business in the Eminent office. Covering everything from finances to marketing, he drives EID's overall business strategy. We're so thankful to have Jeremy as our organizer, administrator, and number-cruncher extraordinaire! He's married to Brandi and juggles work, sports games, and golf all while chasing after their two active sons.

              Textile Expert

              Summit the Dog is not only the friendly office companion at Eminent; he’s also an expert in textiles, furnishings, and flooring! While known for his superior taste, Summit prefers to keep his aesthetic approachable. He believes that upscale design can also be functional, comfortable, and family-friendly. Summit has been voted Least Helpful Employee his entire time at Eminent and he loves working with clients that give him treats. In his spare time, Summit can be found chewing on his favorite wood samples.


              Eminent Interior Design has been showcased in local and national media, including:


              Today Show, KARE 11

              Interiors by Design, HGTV

              Room for Change, HGTV

              I Want That!! Baths, HGTV


              Midwest Home

              Minneapolis-St. Paul


              Fine Furnishings International

              Window Fashions Design & Education

              October 2012 – StarTribune – “Kitchens That Sizzle”

              Cambria Stylemakers for 2014

              In May 2014, Brandi Hagen was invited to the prestigious Cambria Stylemakers Conference.

              “Cambria Stylemakers are design professionals chosen for their superior design expertise,” said Pat Kanz, Cambria’s Director of Brand Management. “Our Stylemakers are provided with the opportunity to exchange ideas with their peers and present the latest products and forecasts from their markets.”

              Kitchen Trends Vol. 28 No. 08 2012

              Simply Sophisticated: “The crisp, contemporary look makes a bold contrast to the walnut veneer, as does a sleek, minimalist stainless steel island.”

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              “I simply loved her work. I’d worked with designers before, but I felt a good connection with Brandi—she’s high energy, enthusiastic and has great ideas. I’m pretty busy, and Brandi was able to fit my schedule, she gave me choices that fit my personality, and made it all happen without any snags. She got it right, and I had a wonderful experience.”

              — Mary C.


              “I didn’t want anything trendy. We were stepping up into a luxury condo, and I didn’t want to make any mistakes. We chose Brandi and her team because she put the work into understanding how we lived and finding what we wanted. She did a great job for us. I can’t believe I live here—Brandi got it right, over and over again.”

              — Susan G.


              “We had a big remodeling project that I tried to take on by myself, but it became confusing. I brought Brandi in to help and we immediately hit it off. It felt like she could see right into my head—she knew just what I wanted and needed. I expressed who we were, and she listened. We were a perfect design partnership. She worked within our budget, and her team made the project easy, fast and fun.”

              — Deanne P.


              “The prospect of remodeling our whole home was overwhelming. I felt with Brandi I could express who we were, and we could understand each other. She would want to tell a story in a room, and I would volunteer an African theme which we love, and she would pull it all together beautifully.”

              — Pamela S.

              Start Bringing Your Design Dreams to Life

              Contact Eminent Interior Design to discuss your design needs.