Finds From Bozeman

Rugged beauty and relaxed personality inspire Montana designers.

Encircled by dramatic mountains, Bozeman, Montana, was once primarily a jumping-off point for Yellowstone National Park.

But travelers have finally wised up to the feel-good charms of Bozeman itself. Red brick buildings line historic Main Street, bursting with chilled-out brewpubs, friendly cafes and eclectic indie boutiques. The Western town boasts an incredible arts scene for its size, including Broadway shows and a symphony orchestra. Jeans are always acceptable.

The sense of freedom found in Bozeman’s wild landscape also permeates its culture, attracting artisans and lifestyle pioneers. You’ll encounter a heady mix of cowboys, celebrities, seasonal guides, tech entrepreneurs, and ski bums — plus students and professors from Montana State University. This rich diversity adds fresh energy to Bozeman’s old-school rancher vibe.
It is elegant yet unpretentious. It feels cozy but never contrived. Natural elements and raw woods are everywhere. Animal hides function as neutrals, and affordable fake taxidermy is easy to find, from metallic antlers to brightly lacquered deer skulls.

Mixing contemporary lines and materials with rustic Western style creates a cutting-edge look that many Bozeman design stores have mastered. It’s casual, but with class and character. Start your hunt for home décor at downtown shops around Main Street before branching out to larger showrooms nearby. 

1. Architect’s Wife
Situated in the historic Montana Motor Supply building, this boutique lightens modern Western with a touch of whimsy. Designer Abby Hetherington renovated the vintage garage into a colorful, creative showroom and studio. Trendy furniture and high-end lighting mingle with original pieces sourced from local artists and antique fairs. Explore an extensive array of wall coverings, textiles and flooring for custom designs. Forget minimalism, white-on-white, and full rooms to go — this is the place to find unique discoveries that speak to your soul. Pick up a retro, red plaid thermos, a bleached root coffee table, or a gilded Cubist chandelier.
23 W. Babcock St.
Bozeman, Montana 59715


2. Collective by Dawn Josephine
Jeweler, illustrator and home designer Dawn Josephine infuses this downtown shop with her signature quirky-global style. The New York native made a name for herself creating handmade jewelry with postmarks from cities around the world. Her boho collection expands to cool midcentury furniture and urban décor in her Bozeman boutique. Shop for blue velvet side chairs, goat fur pillows and wooden bowties. Browse Josephine’s playful prints and treat yourself to a piece of her one-of-a-kind jewelry.
5 E. Main St.
Bozeman, Montana 59715

3.The Crossroads
High-end home décor is imbued with a subtle elegance at this Bozeman mainstay. Open for 30 years, the Main Street shop sells a tasteful collection of luxuries for your kitchen, bed and bath. Buy dreamy Egyptian cotton linens and glass-blown serving bowls that are true works of art. Foodies will drool over the top-shelf cookware. Put together a fresh French-country tablescape for your next dinner party or a rustic-chic bed set for your guestroom. Everything in the store is of exceptional quality, including the service.
27 E. Main St. C
Bozeman, Montana 59715

4. Urbaine Home
Discover a refreshing sense of wildness at this youthful boutique, which is located just north of Main Street toward the freeway. The shop embraces a spirited style that’s rooted in Western simplicity with an understated flash of European flair. It’s stocked with wide-minded, have-to-have-it treasures that will thrill your soul. Organic fibers and animal elements take center stage: feathers, antlers, caribou hides and maple wood. Fringed leather chairs, shag rugs and chunky alpaca blankets give the shop a warm and inviting glow.
602 W. Hemlock St.
Bozeman, Montana 59715

5. Four Corner Furniture
Stray saw markings, nail holes and random stains aren’t mistakes on this handcrafted furniture. Every so-called flaw reveals the secrets in the woodgrain and the story behind the piece. All of the furniture sold here is built on-site out of reclaimed wood and industrial metals found in Montana, Wyoming and beyond. Boards are sourced from century-old barns, falling fences and tobacco warehouses. Steel, tin and iron are recycled from textile mills and grain elevators. Rugged and real, the furniture features a distinct character and genuine Bozeman look. Browse a vast collection in the 12,000-square-foot facility, which is found about 15 minutes to the west of Bozeman. Buy barn wood bunk beds, dining tables and dressers with secret cubbies.
81341 Gallatin Road
Bozeman, Montana 59718

6. Montana Expressions
Hand-picked designs from across the planet come together here and somehow evoke a true sense of Montana. Artisan wares from Hungary, Africa, Mexico and the Himalayas are hunted down by decorator Kathy Koelzer and owner Ralph McHenry, who was an antique dealer for 18 years. They work with craftspeople from Bozeman and around the world, using their innate sense of style and visionary aesthetic to curate an intriguing collection of contemporary and vintage goods. Visit the new 10,000-square-foot showroom that opened in 2017; like Four Corner Furniture, it is also located about 15 minutes west of Bozeman. Find everything from wood transfer prints and patina-crusted antiques to coffee tables made of concrete and chrome.
81811 Gallatin Road
Bozeman, Montana 59718