When redesigning a 30-year-old Montana ranch house, Kylee Shintaffer used eclectic decor items including patterned rugs, woven baskets, a style of woodworking known as tramp art and arrowheads, to name a few. sense of authenticity that anchors the house in its environment.”
The end result is a dwelling very much the opposite of its original form, which was “very modest and lacking in character”, reveals Shintaffer. She collaborated with an architect to “rework the spaces and introduce materials that made the house more in harmony with its external environment”. As such, the glulam beams have been wrapped in hand-hewn reclaimed wood, while reclaimed wood has been added throughout the house to provide character and warmth.
The Twin Bridges abode was designed for use primarily in the fall and spring, the perfect time to take advantage of the scenic river views and two screened porches. So it’s only fitting that its interior color palette reflects the foliage that surrounds the house in autumn, dotted with pops of bright green reminiscent of spring buds.
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“We wanted the covered porch to have the same sense of comfort and layering as the interior rooms, so we used a mix of woven furniture, antique tables and lamps, and vintage horse blankets and textiles,” explains Shintaffer. She adds that the colors of the fabrics and textiles “echo the tones of the grasses and foliage along the river,” allowing for a matchy-matchy-chic moment.
Living room furniture: Janus and Co. Tapestry: Kerry Joyce. Low table: Briggs House Antiques. Vase lamp: Garnier. Dinner table : 1stDibs. Dining chairs: Wicker works. Pendant: Country equipment.
The living room
“The living room embodies the spirit of the home and the property it sits on,” says Shintaffer. In this particular space, the original fireplace was removed and replaced with a local moss rock, while reclaimed hand-hewn timbers were added to the walls and ceiling. Plus, the original windows here have been replaced, and an eclectic mix of antiques, a flat-weave patchwork rug, and organic accessories add warmth and comfort to this space.
Leather chairs: Ralph Lauren House. Sofa: Howe London. The couches: Antiquities of Lucca. Low table: Demiurge New York. Hickory table: Newel.
Here, two woven chairs from Ralph Lauren Home sit at the head of the table “to help anchor the space and provide visual interest unlike the smaller ladder-back chairs,” says Shintaffer.
Dinner table: Dos Gallos. Ladder Back Chairs: Troutman chair. Woven dining chair: Ralph Lauren House. Artwork: Jared Sander.
“The Master Chamber leans into the idea of using primitive crafts made in a new way,” says Shintaffer. Here, the designer has incorporated a hooked rug, which has been made using a traditional weaving technique, while its geometric pattern “adds a touch of modernity”.
Above a console table near the bed is a large collection of arrowheads that Shintaffer has extracted from surrounding areas and arranged in bold geometric patterns.
Bed: Old hickory. Bedding: Custom. Artwork: Russell Chatham. Bench: Howe London. Bedside lamp: SCDS Ltd. Carpet: New England Collection. Drapery: Indian Flower and Indigo from Michael Smith Inc.
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