A Lovely Montana House Stuffed with Classic Finds

I pulled up the blinds this morning and the cloud cowl was so thick it did not make a distinction! Thank goodness for the gorgeous homes to brighten our day! And this one from Jana Roach is charming in each means. Based mostly in Kalispell, Montana (a state I now wish to go to due to all her Monday cross nation ideas), Jana is the queen of classic. She spends her time sourcing attractive items for her heritage retailer Honey House, co-founder of The Market Lovely, a Montana-based classic market and proprietor of Beck & Cap, a retailer promoting natural hand-carved wabi-sabi furnishings, which she runs along with his accomplice Tanner. For sure, Jana and Tanner’s own residence is chock-full of charming one-of-a-kind items, and sweetness lies in imperfection.

Earlier than

Typically a home can appear really easy to place collectively. To dispel this fable, and emphasize how a lot work has gone into their Montana dwelling, listed below are a few ‘earlier than’ photographs to set the scene:

Sure, a good quantity of labor to do there!

So, let’s get to the beautiful half.


This superb cupboard was a second hand discover and was an previous cigar show. I am going to share a number of extra particulars tomorrow which may change the best way you take a look at items in classic shops and flea markets any longer.

Jogs my memory a little bit of the superior Malin Persson home.

The chair on the finish of the desk was handmade by Tanner and Jana and is out there by way of their Beck & Cap retailer. Each piece they make is customized made, and what began out as a small enterprise has grown right into a full-scale manufacturing due to a point out on Leanne Ford’s HGTV sequence ‘House Once more with the Fords’ (bear in mind the Leanne’s dream?).

“I normally favor previous furnishings to new for issues like cupboards, islands, tables. Not solely does it add character, it seems to be higher over time and may take a beating, haha!” – Jana Cockroach

The island is an previous double-sided banker’s desk that has been dismantled: “The highest is stained for positive, however I do not thoughts, it brings the patina!”

The hanging deal with on the dresser and the marginally open doorways solely add to the attraction of the house and emphasize a residing and respiration area. In reality, it jogs my memory quite a lot of the chest of drawers I grew up with (my childhood dwelling was filled with antiques and never a weekend glided by with out visiting an antiques market), the handles had been typically unfastened and we needed to transfer the cupboard! Open drawers for what appeared like hours (particularly once I was late for varsity) to get our socks out!

The underside line, for my part, is that antiques aren’t as sensible and comfy as new gadgets (though after all that is not at all times the case), however they add quite a lot of character and fill your house with tales that may make it that rather more particular!

Jana created the wall artwork utilizing an previous canvas cot.

Discover how the portray on the left goes into the stairwell: guidelines are, no guidelines, and all the pieces seems to be excellent, simply the best way it’s!

Who feels impressed?

If anybody is in search of me, as an alternative of visiting Honey House in particular person, which is unfortunately a bit out of attain for the time being, I will be scouring Sweden’s second hand on-line websites for lovely items!

Do you may have many classic and vintage items in your home? Maybe you grew up with them in your childhood dwelling? I would love to listen to about your experiences beneath!


Photograph: Jana Roach, shared with form permission.