The Willow company encompasses both a Modern-Day Mercantile and a Kitchen, Bath & Interior Design Studio and Showroom in Crested Butte, Colorado.
Our owner, Sally Hughes Johnson, started her first design business, Summit Design, in Crested Butte in 2000 and opened the first Willow shop in 2002. After putting the retail shop in "hibernation" for 10 years to focus on raising her family, she reopened Willow in 2017 after the youngest chick flew the coop. During those important family-focused years, she continued to provide interior design and decorating services to the clients that she and her husband served with their construction business, Summit Construction.
With over 20 years of experience in the design/decorating/construction industry, Sally will help guide your project every step of the way from conceptual design to final punch list. Our process remains the same for the smallest decoration job to a full-service design project. We pay attention to every detail so that you'll be able to enjoy the process without the overwhelm that inevitably comes with every type of home project regardless of the scope. We start by helping you define your style and functional use needs for your space. Then, after documenting the space, we present our conceptual design, floor plans and investment budget. Next is ordering and execution. Finally, it is time for install, finishing touches and punch list. We ensure that all involved trades execute our design vision and act as your advocate all along the way.
"My design philosophy is simple... a home should reflect the personality of the people who live there, not of their designer or furniture showroom! I specialize in creating a HOME - a "yes, real people live here in this amazingly beautiful and welcoming house" kind of space.