About Becky Broeder
Curious About Working with Becky Broeder?
Meet the Designer
Thanks to the influence and encouragement from her family, Becky knew from a very young age that she was meant to be an artist. With a propensity to voraciously study how and why elements work together, interior design naturally became her medium.
Becky’s undergraduate studies were in English Literature and Film from Montana State University in Bozeman. There, she was trained in the studies of story, psychology, mood, lighting, editing, and setting a scene, all proving to be essential skills in her interior design approach. When she attended an undergraduate interior design program at the Southwest School of Visual Arts in Tucson, she concurrently worked as a faux finish project manager, thereby learning the practical process of building interiors. Becky was a professional road cyclist at that time, and had the opportunity to travel extensively, learning about people in environments, and how different combinations of elements made her feel, both physically and psychologically, and why.
We Love What We Do
Friends would attest that Becky doesn’t do things halfway. She earned her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture and Design from the prestigious Academy of Arts University in San Francisco, in order to learn the profession fully and be taken seriously as a designer. Her MFA studies began with an earnest love for green design and responsible building practices. Now, as a LEED Accredited Professional, she’s as passionate as ever about sustainable practices, responsible products, ethical services, and creating environments that make us happy and healthy.
Becky loves what she does and it shows. It means a lot to her to be able to add comfort, beauty, health, thought, innovation, and joy to her clients’ lives. Becky’s completed beautiful residential, retail, educational, and restaurant / hospitality projects in Tucson, Los Angeles, and throughout Western Montana, including homes and hospitality projects at StockFarm, The Yellowstone Club, and Paws Up Ranch. Becky Broeder Design was honored by Mountain Living Magazine in 2018, publishing her on the ML List of Top Mountain Architects and Designers for 4 years straight.
At Becky Broeder Designs our process is your process. We’re here to listen to your needs and curate tailored solutions to create inspirational places to live, work, and recreate in. Large or small, we give your project our undivided attention.
Becky Broeder Design believes that careful execution of the elements of interior design (color, form, space, texture, pattern, line, and light) inform the principles that create a successful, beautiful space. Inclusivity, team work, health, safety, and sustainability are paramount in BBD’s design philosophy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, in several capacities.
I have several builders that serve as clients. They frequently hire me to select and specify finishes and fixtures for their spec house endeavors. Each spec home I design puts an interesting, well designed, highly desirable product on the market with broad appeal.
I also hire builders. I have decades of experience and great working relationships with general contractors in the Missoula area. I assess a project and the personalities of my clients and suggest who I think would be a good fit for the project. I then work with my clients through the builder interview and job cost process.
And, I work with your builder. I love joining the team. If there is a builder in mind, I’m excited and happy to work with them.
An interior designer should be hired very early in the process. Without a plan, a builder cannot give a realistic price of the cost of any project. Once the design phase is complete and building is about to begin, it’s important to know what is going where and that it is ordered and on its way. Staying one step ahead of the project and general contractor ensures for a smooth project with few surprises and schedule delays.
Supply chain issues, product availability and price increases across the board have been challenging. Add to that an influx of new residents, as well as many residents eager to build or remodel. Our skilled workforce of trades people is diminishing because the cost of living in Missoula is high comparatively and / or the most experienced have retired. It’s important for me to have selections made and orders placed as early in the project as possible. I manage my clients’ expectations because we are living at a time where predictably and being able to force things to happen or arrive isn’t reality.
I take my clients’, vendors’, and contractors’ safety very seriously. I respect everyone’s level of comfort in all situations and respond accordingly.
My style is your style. From the very first time I meet a person, I listen and gather information. The driving force of any design concept is dictated by what I understand my client’s wants and needs to be in relation to the existing architecture or plans. I often serve as the communicator and clarifier of what a person is trying to express. I also often serve as a mediator, sometimes between partners, sometimes between the contractors and my clients. I’ve created interiors for people that fit only them. I’ve also created interiors that have universal appeal.