3/23/2015

Curtiss




Welcome to this pretty spiffy house in Bozeman, Montana. It was built in 1904, and unlike some of our other recent finds, has been beautifully updated over the years.

Technically, it's on 3rd Avenue, but the nearest cross street is Curtiss, so Curtiss it is!  Let's start our tour with this beautiful library:


It's already quite nice, it just needs respite from its brown and orange tones.


The lighting and round ottoman/coffee table help quite a bit, too.

The family room has beautiful paneling and a fireplace surround:


Like our library, it could be cozied up a bit.

{via Hooked on Houses} 

The kitchen already is very nice and updated, with what appears to be a Sub-Zero fridge and Viking range:


I just want to take a few ideas from here:

{via Georgiana Design}

Typically when you see two-color cabinetry, the darker color is on the bottom, like this.  If you didn't feel like pulling a color switcheroo, the main elements I would borrow from this are the lighting and the island. (I love the trestle table, but without seating or storage it just doesn't seem very practical.)

The dining room opens from the kitchen and library:


{Nancy Boszhardt}

It just needs a little friendly pattern and a statement chandelier to add warmth and coziness.

The bathroom already has a lot of period charm:




Like the kitchen, it just needs a few touches:


The black accents really make the room pop.  In our room, I'd suggest a black & white botanical print, either as artwork or the shower curtain.

Here is one of the 5 bedrooms:


{Cecilie Starin}

A little softening and a statement chandelier-- that seems to be my motto, but it works.

Here's a bonus, the property also features a small guesthouse:


I would just add some shelves above the sink with nice white dishes- something like this:

{source unknown}

As for the guest bedroom:


Again, a little color and pattern would cozy it right up:


(I darkened the walls and bed frame from the original for our purposes.)

There we go, two houses that are cozy and cohesive.  Cozyhesive.  
Have a good week, friends!











6 comments :

  1. Vicki,
    I always love your touches. The house is very pretty. Great find.
    I love your new header! Very pretty and clever zillow to pinterest.
    xo,
    Karen

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    1. Hi Karen- I liked how this house feels new, yet still has so much original character. I'm glad you like the header. I figured I'd be less tempted to change it seasonally if I found something I liked and stuck with it! :)

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  2. Love the curtains in the guest room. Where did you purchase them?
    Thanks!

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    1. They are made by Noveltex, http://www.noveltex.org, and the fabric is called Lattice. (I didn't purchase them, but I was lucky enough to find the source.)

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    1. Hi Karen, I'm glad you came by. Thanks so much for letting me know!

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