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 Kylie Siemens –– Project Manager and organizational aficionado that keeps the ship that is AHI in ship-shape!
How did you land at AHI/AW?
My sister-in-law introduced me to AHI while she was working as a design architect. I interviewed with Abby and was excited about the creative environment and possibility of working in a gorgeous showroom everyday. I’ve been with the AHI team for a little over a year and it’s been an amazing experience so far!
What is your role?
I’m the logistics gal. Most days I’m working with clients and vendors to coordinate furniture. Other days, I get to wear the party planner hat to help celebrate AW + AHI life milestones.
Where do you find design inspiration?
I find inspiration through different cultures and travel.
What was your first job?
My grandpa gave me a job of mowing his lawn every Sunday. I would ride my bike down and listen to my walkman. It was a riding lawn mower so I really didn’t mind
Favorite book of all time?
I don’t know if I’d say it’s my favorite, but I got “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” as a gift and loved how quirky it was. I’d definitely recommend it if you haven’t read it yet.
What’s your guilty pleasure song?
Anything 90’s hip hop.
What have you been up to during quarantine?
I bought a place in February so I’ve been doing a lot of home projects.
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be and why?
Howard Schultz. I’m originally from Washington and a Starbucks lover.
If you were to pick two things to take home with you today from the Architect’s Wife showroom, what would they be?
The Saba swivel floral printed chairs (I’m obsessed with them) and the FAZEEK Green Tea candles.
We you Kylie