Roomology is the brainchild of Brooklyn-based interior designer Susie Kurkowski, founder of her own budding firm, DesignCorp, and owner of interior design studio and store named Items of Interest. Roomology is where Susie documents her inspiration to operate Items of Interest.

Items of Interest (IOI) is a retail store and interior design studio with a tightly curated selection of home goods and furniture. We feature unique, design-forward goods sourced from US and NYC based designers.

While working in the field as an interior designer, Susie found herself having trouble finding the right furniture for her clients. Not being able to find her aesthetic in most stores, Susie set off on a quest to create a store where the joy of design was evident again. Susie believes in visually stimulating furniture with character, comfort, and superb craftsmanship.

IOI also houses a full-service interior design studio. We help clients make their home spaces functional, visually interesting, and fit their lifestyles and budgets.

IOI’s services include:
• Whole house interior design
• Furniture layout and selection
• Paint color consultation
• Lighting plans
• Construction documents
• Window treatments
• Flooring and carpets
• Kitchen & bath design
• Artwork selection/gallery walls
• Home organization

Centrally located off 5th Avenue in Park Slope, Items of Interest regularly hosts events showcasing the talent of local artisans; as well as educational forums on various aspects of interior design.

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Brooklyn resident and interior designer Susie Kurkowski is the founder of her own budding firm, DesignCorp, and owner of Park Slope’s newest retail addition, Items of Interest. Susie has an innate talent for interior design. A graduate from the New York School of Interior Design, and a member of the American Society of Interior Designers, Susie specializes in the acquisition of distinctive furniture goods and custom interior design. Her creativity stems from several sources of inspiration: contemporary design, architectural and sculptural forms, geometry, and the juxtaposition of old meets new. Susie actively supports local artists by showcasing various NYC based designers at Items of Interest. An avid fan of the arts, Susie enjoys painting and connecting with the design community of Park Slope.