Inside the Montana Motor Supply building – tucked unsuspectingly behind main street in downtown Bozeman, Montana – you’ll find Abby Hetherington and her team. This team consists of designers, saleswomen, operators, project managers, stylists, a token illustrator, a Paul Bunyanesque character that lends muscles to hoist furniture and arrange the showroom floor, amongst others that contribute their unique talents, skills and craft.
For those new to following, Abby Hetherington Interiors (AHI) is housed with its sister company, the Architect’s Wife (AW). Think of AHI as the back of house designers while AW is the the front of house curators.
Here, we share some of the faces behind AHI & AW along with a bit of their backstory. Let us introduce you to one of our most thoughtful and bold designers – Chloe Miles.
How did you land at AHI/AW?
I moved here from Northern California last spring. AHI drew me in with two distinct qualities: the rad people and the willingness to be bold in design.
What is your role?
My role at AHI is to take design concepts and develop them into drawings that can be built. Trusting the design process is essential to what I do — through collaboration and revision thoughtful design happens.
Where do you find design inspiration?
Nature is my number one inspiration – color, texture, and light are seemingly perfect in their natural state. The abundance of differentiating landscapes provide endless inspiration. Well-balanced interiors inspire me — Wabi-Sabi paired with clean modern forms is everything!
What was your first job?
Working at my cousins Farm/Feed store.
What’s your guilty pleasure song?
What have you been up to during quarantine?
Gardening while listening to music.
If you were to pick two things to take home with you today from the Architect’s Wife showroom, what would they be?
A Kelly Wearstler furniture piece and a good puzzle!
We you Chloe Miles