The Montage Offers a Modern Mix of Home Goods
The McFarland’s shop also sells jewelry, handbags, clothing and shoes
The Montage in McFarland has beautifully arranged showrooms featuring many different styles of furniture.
PHOTO BY MARTHA BUSSE
It’s hard to believe that The Montage, a well-appointed store boasting furniture, home décor, lighting and even jewelry, has been around twenty-one years. Besides the beautiful home vignettes inside, probably its second-most distinct feature is actually outside. The blue barn exterior is a remnant of its former Pizza Barn days, according to co-owner Patty Leavitt, who owns the business with husband Dan.
But looks are deceiving, as shoppers will find gorgeous room setups, comfortable, stylish furniture and unexpected accents (side table out of a wine barrel stave, anyone?).
Leavitt says when they opened the business, initially under the name Amish Barn, the couple sold only Amish furniture, which was the look de rigueur. Over the years, the couple changed their offerings to include non-Amish furnishings and home décor pieces for a more contemporary look. After a while, they decided to change the name, too.
“Because of the name, people just assumed we were country, and we weren’t country anymore,” explains Leavitt. “We wanted a name that went with everything inside. The Montage is a collection, and that’s what we wanted—everything you need for your home.”
Leavitt is proud of that mix. “We change it up and stay ahead. We’re the first to get the new looks.”
5808 Hwy. 51, McFarland