Domicile began in 2011. At the time it was a modest home decor shop located in Marion. The owner at the time had been a serial entrepreneur, having created two coffee shops and following our sale, a bookstore revamp.

My story began at the end of January 2015. I had just left a career in insurance to pursue my love of photography and let my creative juices flow. I was sitting at my computer when I received the fateful email that domicile was for sale. I emailed her within seconds and told her I would like to sit down with her to discuss this more. I sat back and took a deep breath, my life was about to change…

As of March 1, 2015 Domicile became my place. My place to decorate. My place to display and sell my art as well as the artwork of family and friends. It also became my place to decide what kinds of things to offer, design each nook, and make a commitment to the local artists. I also made a commitment to provide pieces manufactured in our great country! The gift items we have, coffee cups, flasks, even the silly putty, have all been made in the USA. The furniture and home decor pieces come from other locally owned boutiques and art galleries, or from the crafty people I meet during one of my shopping trips.

The local artists we feature are based in Iowa. They didn’t grow up here and move away, but they might have grown up away and moved here… No requirement to live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City or Sioux City. Iowa is Iowa and we support each other.

I hope you enjoy what I have done with the store. It will be ever-evolving. If you have an idea for a product, have a product, please let me know. If you are happy and having fun, we are happy and having fun!

Come see where fun is currently living… Then take it home with you!

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