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 a creative asset who has had her fingerprints all over both AW + AHI and Senior Designer – Hillary Asay!
How did you land at AHI/AW?
I started my college internship at the store and worked up! I worked in sales and inventory in the store, then I started as project manager at AHI. I have been in a Senior Design position for just over a year now!
What is your role?
My current role is Senior Designer. Day to day is so different but anything from pulling fabrics and samples to site visits with clients and contractors.
Where do you find design inspiration?
I get a lot of inspiration from publications like Arch Digest and Elle Decor. A lot of inspiration comes from travel too!
What was your first job?
Favorite book of all time?
Ken Fulks Magical World!
What’s your guilty pleasure song?
What have you been up to during quarantine?
Trying new recipes.
If you were to pick two things to take home with you today from the Architect’s Wife showroom, what would they be?
New pillows and the Ralph Lauren sofa.
We you Hillary