BILLINGS, Mont., July 25, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The rustic charm of summer camp – from the pared-down lakeside bunkhouses of kids' sleepaway camps to the grand shingle-style "camps" of the Adirondacks – is having a moment in home design. And Jeremiah Young, owner and creative director of Billings, Montana-based Kibler & Kirch – who embraces the look, which he considers timeless rather than trend – is having a bit of a moment as well. Indeed, when Country Living magazine took its just-released summer issue in a "Camp Country Living" direction, it turned to Young, who also serves as creative director for rustic furniture icon Old Hickory Furniture Company, for advice.
Also on the newsstand recently, Young was interviewed about his "camp style" classic designs for Old Hickory in Big Sky Journal HOME, and Mountain Living magazine explores the theme with him in its August 2019 issue. Additionally, Young's jewel-box restoration of a historic Wyoming cabin will be featured in the new book "Cabin Style" due out from Gibbs Smith August 6, 2019.
For New York's prestigious boutique design trade fair, BDNY, last November, Young was ahead of the recent trend, creating a tented "Camp Hickory" design for Old Hickory's showroom space that won a best of show award. A similar "encampment"-style display by Young also won Best of Show and Best Small Booth at the May 2019 HD Expo, the largest hospitality design show in the U.S. – and Interiors + Sources credited the "rustic tent-style booth" in its "Top 9 Design Trends Spotted at HD Expo 2019."
Then, for its July/August 2019 issue, Country Living reached out to some of its "favorite designers – all of whom have cabin-decorating cred" to name their favorite shades of that camp classic "Cabin Green." Young recommended Studio Green from Farrow & Ball, telling Country Living, "I'm always looking for greens that have enough black in them" and praising the Farrow & Ball full-gloss shade for pairing well with "charcoal, deep browns and whites. In Montana," he adds, "we're surrounded by trees, and this color ties them into the architecture."
Young is pleased to see the recent design industry attention to classic rustic elements that often hold pride of place in his Kibler & Kirch interior designs. "It's exciting to see a variety of home design magazines revisiting a camp-y style, which, while currently on-trend, is also timeless, evoking the nostalgia of long summer days and a connection to nature." The look is a favorite for the Western home interiors that Kibler & Kirch is known for, with guest rooms that sometimes need to accommodate friend-and-family groups taking bunk-room cues in such Kibler & Kirch projects as the transformation of a lodge getaway in the Montana ski town of Red Lodge recently featured in Big Sky Journal, or the design of the Triple B Ranch, where the master bedroom also provides a repurposing of a reconstructed vintage cabin.
But Young also sees camp design as offering comfortable elements that can be introduced into homes across the country. "Part of what we love about summer camps is their ease and authenticity. They bring the outside in through natural materials, colors and textures – and invite personality through handcrafted pieces."
About Jeremiah Young's Kibler & Kirch:
Annually recognized on Mountain Living magazine's Top Mountain Designers list, Kibler & Kirch resonates with a distinctive – and distinctly Western – style through the various branches of the business. Its Billings showroom represents more than 100 companies – a carefully curated collection of furnishings and décor ranging from rustic to refined. And the talented design staff brings those resources – and deep connections with regional artists and artisans – to bear on crafting interiors for clients who range from young professionals and just-marrieds to second-home owners creating luxurious turn-key Rocky Mountain dream home projects. Always, Young and his Kibler & Kirch team create comfortably tasteful living where the spirit of the West meets modern treasures that are built to last. For more information, visit http://www.kiblerandkirch.com.
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