12 Apr Best of the West
Trunks & Luggage by J. Greenwood Leather
Jared Greenwood’s handcrafted pieces harken back to the golden age of travel while serving as functional home decor. Constructed from high-quality materials, each piece is made to order in his Boise, Idaho-based studio, where cuts are performed manually, nails are individually set, and seams are sewn by hand. Big game hunters can also have their animal skins and hides made into custom pieces.
Twin Sisters Lamps by TimberFire Studio
Joe Adams and Erich Elfeldt started TimberFire Studio with a shared passion for traditional craftsmanship and functional works of art. From their Texas-based studio, they create heirloom-quality furniture, decor, and lighting with Western flair. These matching table lamps are made from Texas mesquite wood — accented with hard maple, Gaboon ebony inlays, and steel elements — and feature faux rawhide shades, silver-plated conchos, and leather rosettes.
$9,500 for pair
Living Room Swing by Russ Fry Design + Fabrication
Russ Fry creates custom steel and wood furniture, lighting, and architectural installations from his studio in Livingston, Montana. Known for his thoughtfully crafted works, the artisan balances function and form with a playful, modern aesthetic, and this window swing is a prime example. Serving as both a functional seat and a unique work of art, the swing’s hanging mechanisms, finishes, and upholstery are based on each homeowner’s taste.
Starting at $6,000 | russfry.com
Fabric Deer Mount by Near and Deer
These fabric-wrapped deer mounts add a sense of whimsy to any room. The idea was conceived through a compromise by the husband and wife founders; as an avid hunter, he wanted to hang animal mounts in their home, whereas she didn’t want real taxidermy displayed. Thus, she purchased a faux taxidermy mount and created a decoupage piece that evolved into a burgeoning business with a range of other products.
Finnleo Saunas from Mountain Hot Tub
Mountain Hot Tub has been carrying saunas for more than 30 years. Recognized for their health benefits, saunas are easy to maintain while adding a touch of luxury to indoor or outdoor spaces. With both electric and wood-burning options, Mountain Hot Tub’s Finnleo saunas come in traditional, infrared, and combination styles. In addition, the company’s expert carpenter can build custom sauna rooms to easily fit into the structure of any home.
Starting at $4,995
Wenge Glacier Screen by Studio Greytak
John Greytak’s fascination with natural objects is the inspiration behind the Missoula, Montana-based Studio Greytak, which designs, engineers, and crafts functional statement pieces that highlight the luminescence of gems and minerals. Featuring 12 Brazilian agates and sustainably harvested wenge wood — along with solid black iron frames that ground the piece — this screen can be placed in front of a window to create a tranquil setting while emphasizing the gemstone’s organic beauty.
studiogreytak.com | $39,200
Lolo Folding Chair by Old Hickory
In 2018, interior designer Jeremiah Young —principal of the Montana-based company Kibler & Kirch — was named creative director of Indiana-based furniture company Old Hickory. His four-year stint resulted in more than a dozen pieces, including the Lolo Folding Chair. Designed to add timeless rustic elegance to outdoor living spaces, it’s named after Montana’s Lolo National Forest and comes with a leather sling or a Pendleton pattern for a campy touch.
$599 | oldhickory.com
Bayroc dining table by Robert James Collection
There’s something more intimate about a round dining table and, while the San Diego, California-based Robert James Collection offers a number of circular styles, the handcrafted Bayroc stands out for its clean and classic design. The natural look of the wood top — in white oak or walnut — contrasts with the sculptural and elegant cast-stone base, adding an artistic touch to the dining area.
Leather Doctor’s Bag by John Blair
A second-generation saddle maker, Wyoming native John Blair applies his leather carving skills to create bespoke decorative pieces, such as this Doctor’s Bag. Featuring a basket-stamped bottom with brass feet and a soft black water buffalo lining, the bag’s sides are bound by striking black kangaroo laces. Blair stains the background and applies an antique finish and wax before hand-rubbing it to create a European-style finish.
$9,850 | bywesternhands.org
Cibolo Hutch from Yucca Stuff
Based in Austin, Texas and founded by woodworker and former architect Daniel Morrison, Yucca Stuff is known for creating contemporary furnishings that incorporate a regional flair through the use of local stone and hardwoods. This handcrafted hutch is custom-built to suit any space or architectural style. Finished in ebonized oak, oiled walnut, or oiled white oak, it features a variety of hardware options and adjustable shelves.
River Reflections Bedframe from Mostly by Nature
Inspired by a flowing river, this sculptural headboard is made from a 2-inch-thick slab of monkey wood, a sustainable hardwood native to Southeast Asia. Featuring live edges and a smooth finish that accentuates the wood’s whorls, it’s framed in iron, features smooth welds, and offers earthy hues — encapsulating the calming nature of biophilic design.