Design, Whimsy and Snacks: The Architect’s Wife Now Open in Bozeman

Sunday, January 4, 2015 Permalink 0

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I’m loving interior designer Abby Hetherington’s recently opened design studio and showroom, The Architect’s Wife. She renovated and set up shop at the vintage Montana Motors garage off of Babcock street in Bozeman.

A thoughtfully curated interiors and lifestyle store, Abby and her team feature contemporary furniture, luxurious home lighting, as well as unique finds and accessories; even the most distinguished shoppers are sure to discover extraordinary pieces for the home. You can purchase items right off the floor or use the extensive fabric, flooring, and wall-covering library for special orders. The team is friendly, creative and knowledgable. I love stopping in and having them show me the latest design treasures and the stories behind them.

And the snacks. Did I mention the snacks? The peanut butter-filled pretzels call my name every time I visit. (As do the flaming hot cheese balls, which of course I would NEVER admit to.)

See Abby’s design projects and website here.

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A Visit to St. Ignatius

Saturday, November 8, 2014 Permalink 0

I’ve driven by the historic mission at St. Ignatius many, many times without being able to stop and actually enter the building. On a summer trip to Kalispell this year, I made a definitive plan to swing in and found a spectacular interior – delicately painted and softly illuminated by the large antique windows.

Apparently, the 58 murals were painted between 1901-1902 by an untrained artist who worked as a cook and handyman at the mission. 

If you’re ever on US Highway 93 between Missoula and Kalispell, MT, I highly recommend stopping in!