Bluebird Powder Day

Our Process

This “Montana Forever Home” is the collaboration of Locati Architects and Envi Interior Design Studio. The goal was to create a Montana lodge style home with a uniquely contemporary, comfortable and graceful interior. This Bay Area client added a daring and unique perspective to the project with requests for “fun” and “hip” design features which include a three story glass stair, glass “peek a boo” windows in the floor and a trap door leading from the Living Room directly to the beds in the Bunk Room below. The concept for the interior was based on “blue bird” powder days, the clear sunny days that follow a winter storm and provide white blankets of fresh powder across the mountains. 

We’ve had the pleasure of working with Susie and the Envi team on two projects over the last five years. Susie and her staff are an absolute joy to work with, and can easily tackle large scale home build and design, as well as smaller renovations or redesign. They are consummate professionals without being stuffy. They are fun, collaborative partners who learn your style and preferences almost without you realizing. Then they seamlessly incorporate their innovative ideas and concepts into a design plan that feels just right for the space, without overpowering your budget or design goals.

Alli and Byron Deeter

The palette reflects the light, bright colors in the sky, the snow and the Montana winter landscape. Linear cut prairie stone, reclaimed barn wood and light plaster walls create layers of texture and add to the complexity and richness in the palette. Fabrics and furniture add pops of color to the more muted architectural finishes. The architecture carefully frames stunning views of Lone Peak and the Spanish Peak Mountain range in this ski-in and ski-out property at the prestigious Yellowstone Club. Envi employed many local artisans to create custom features including an interactive leather map, an 80’s vintage ski wall and a leather topped poker table that sits beneath the glass stair in the rec room.

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