'Home' for the Holidays

Photos by Kristin Hartzler

Good Bones

Childlike Joy

Childlike joy manifests in many ways throughout the holiday season! One of the greatest places to create meaningful memories is in the kitchen.

Brothers Quinn (6) and Griffin (3) getting hands-on in their new kitchen

Building Togetherness

Taking down the wall between the living room and kitchen has opened up more than just the space, it has become a place the family now loves to gather and spend time.

Mixed Media

The choice to use a matte finish butcher-block countertop on the very large island was a bold one that has proved to be both beautiful and durable. Another bold move for the Montana home was the choice to install blue lower cabinets throughout the kitchen. When the installers were delivering them, Kristen recalls a bit of nervousness when they told her they had never seen the color delivered before. The results, however, prove to be a kitchen straight out of an HGTV magazine.

The warm wood island beautifully balances clean, white quartz counter tops.