This family heirloom of a home in Rock Creek, Montana had been passed down to it’s current owners from their family members, and there was no question that its humble stance and warm elements had to be preserved, whilst elevating the space to a level deserving of the history and memories it housed.
Kibler & Kirch’s Creative Director Jeremiah Young spoke on the changes that needed to be made, “It was dark, very dark, and there was no place from which you had a view. We needed to open it up, bringing in light and creating an experience with the river.”
They began with defining the heart of the home. Vaulted wood beamed ceilings and a large stone fireplace called for attention, and stretched out from the Great Room into the Dining Room and Kitchen. The Interior Design team opened up the Creek facing side of the house to give views and light to the space. It was a great gift that the owners loved pops of color, and so among the many warm tones, wood surfaces and river rock accents, the team layers textures of red woven wools, art pieces with oranges, and large patterned rugs to fill the space with a feeling of intimacy and coziness.
“This is a rustic cabin that doesn’t feel like an old farmhouse, yet it isn’t particularly modern either,” says Young. “I think it will age beautifully without referencing any particular time frame.”