2017 Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale
The 25th annual Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale is a four-day, multimillion-dollar event that brings together craftspeople, collectors, interior designers, architects and fashion designers with a love of the West. The event will take place September 7-10, 2017.
Eight interior design firms—from small-town Indiana to the mountains of Colorado—are collaborating on the 2017 Mountain Living Designer Show House, a life-size model home that takes center stage at the 25th annual Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale, opening in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this September.
Photo of 2016 Designer Show House
The six-room home exclusively designed for the WDC Exhibit + Sale will be unveiled during the Opening Preview Party + Fashion Show on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at the Snow King Events Center in Jackson Hole. Guests are invited to peruse the home at their leisure throughout the four-day event ending Sunday, September 10.
B & B Builders of Rigby, Idaho, returns to the WDC Exhibit + Sale to construct the exterior of the Designer Show House for the second year in a row. The builder is using materials such as naturally weathered barn wood in this year’s design for a rustic-contemporary look. The finishing exterior touches will include a “front porch” featuring handcrafted wooden furniture by Brian Boggs Chairmakers. Boggs’ transitional designs bridge the gap between the traditional rustic aesthetic and the West’s new appetite for contemporary design.
Through the entry, the home’s foyer will be designed by Indiana’s Old Hickory Furniture Company. Over a century old, Old Hickory produces heirloom-quality furniture with a classic rustic lodge look.
Nationally renowned Harker Design will tailor the home’s great room with an emphasis on color and texture.
Kibler & Kirch made their Designer Show House debut last year with a unique bedroom. This year, the team returns to fashion the dining room in timeless style rooted in the American West, incorporating pieces from their eclectic collection of furnishings, rugs, accessories, lighting and artwork.
The hearth room/study will be designed by Dallas Lyon Interiors. “We are creating a space that is old and new, eclectic and functional,” says owner Dallas Lyon. Lyon plans to outfit the room with an all-American color scheme of red, white and blue, using artwork and accessories with rock ‘n’ roll flair. The room will include a sitting area and a desk with antique accents in the mix.
Wilbourne Interior Design will take charge of the home’s master bedroom. The full-service interior design firm will team up with Texas-based art company Ankole – makers of functional serving ware, jewelry and décor crafted from repurposed East African cow horns, as well as Victor Scout a Victor, Idaho, interior design showroom featuring luxury and heirloom furnishings.