Style and Service, Always.

Gallatin Valley Furniture offers a beautifully eclectic selection of unique, high-quality furniture, supported by fresh, mountain-home design expertise. We are a fourth generation family-owned furniture store and design center in Bozeman, Montana. Our stylings are sourced from personal relationships with over one hundred trusted vendors.

Our showroom lets clients experience both the style and comfort of each piece for themselves, while inspiring the creative process of selection and design. And with the in-house team of design experts at Gallatin Valley Design Group, our clients can be assured their vision is realized from concept to creation.

Family Owned & Operated since 1946

Our History

1946
January 1

1946

1946

In 1946, just after the end of WWII, Gallatin Valley Furniture opened its doors at 303 East Main in downtown Bozeman. With the hard work and vision of Don and Veronica DeCosse, and later, Don’s father Edmund, the business began to thrive, one customer at a time.

1970
January 1

1970

1970

In the early 1970s, Jim Decosse, the son of Don and Veronica, entered the family business, followed by Veronica’s son-in-law and daughter, Dennis and Michelle Cattin. Family patriarch Don Decosse shared with each of them the fundamentals of the furniture and flooring business, and the importance of providing a great experience to each customer. It was during those years that Gallatin Valley Furniture expanded from its original downtown location to its current North 7th Avenue showroom.

2006
January 1

2006

2006

In 2006, Gallatin Valley Furniture became a fourth generation business, with Brian Cattin, Dennis and Michelle’s middle son, joining the team.

2011
January 1

2011

2011

In 2011, Greg Cattin, Dennis and Michelle’s youngest son, also joined the family business. Much like Don’s guidance to Jim and Dennis, four decades prior, both Brian and Greg have learned the fundamentals of the furniture and flooring business from their father and uncle.

2018
July 12

Today

Today

The level of client service that started back on East Main Street over seventy years ago remains a foundational piece of our work. And while a few pieces–like the Stickley classics–remain lasting style statements, Gallatin Valley Furniture cultivates our showroom selection around fresh new favorites.

Meet Our Team

Vanessa Beverly
Design & Showroom Consultant

At the age of five, Vanessa began to re-design her room every chance she had. By age 10 this meant moving furniture around monthly for a fresh new look. Vanessa’s biggest inspiration has been her grandmother, who worked as an antiques dealer in Chicago. Her home was filled with treasures from the far east, and she was always presenting her pieces in a way which was curated and elegant. Vanessa’s father was an oil painter who taught her that beautiful artwork is paramount in any space.

Vanessa grew up in Connecticut and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Oil Painting from the School of Visual Arts in New York. For Vanessa, design is something that constantly evolves to reflect her sense of home. This can be as simple as a fresh coat of paint on the walls, new bedding, or re-organizing accessories on a shelf. She believes we can build a beautiful space from a starting point, such as a piece of art that you can’t live without, a pattern or antique rug which you love. It is always a love thing!

Vanessa is an outgoing, artistic, and compassionate individual with numerous talents, including being an oil painter and a drummer in a rock band.

Paul Jakovac
Design & Showroom Consultant

Paul was born and raised in Riverton, Wyoming. After graduating from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Wildlife Management, He worked for the Bureau of Land Management in addition to several print media advertising companies. Paul likes to say that he didn’t choose to be a designer, it chose him. Paul has been in the furniture industry since 1999 and joined Gallatin Valley Furniture in 2004. Over the years Paul has worked on numerous residential and commercial projects, each with a wide range of styles, scopes, and budgets.

Paul’s true love, besides his wife and daughter, is the great outdoors. His favorite places to travel are Maui, New York, and San Francisco. Paul, a genuine, creative, and diligent individual, likes to create things with his hands; his hobbies include woodworking, landscaping and gardening, painting, and photography. Paul’s favorite journey is helping mold his daughter into the best person she can be.

Mary Lacher
Design & Showroom Consultant

Mary was born in El Paso, Texas and moved to Billings when she was four, making Montana her home. She went to Billings West High School and was inspired to become a designer after she took a design class. Mary’s mom would always let her design her bedroom with paint, accessories, and bedding. She loved pulling together a space that was uniquely her own. Mary began to see how great design can turn a house into an inviting home displaying one’s creativity and own style. After graduating from MSU’s Interior Design Program in 2015, she thought she would end up in the East Coast, but she ended up planting her roots in Bozeman because she loves the atmosphere and community.

Mary is an introvert who likes her alone time, but the extroverted part of her never wants to be left out of the fun! When it comes to her favorite restaurants in Bozeman, she has one for every meal: Jam! for breakfast; Bacchus Pub for lunch; and Fresco for dinner. Mary prefers to listen to music and is always finding new songs and artists that she loves.

Tiana Miller
Design & Showroom Consultant

Tiana grew up in central Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. Tiana’s inspiration to become a designer came mostly from her mom, who founded and owns an interior design firm in her hometown. Design has always been a part of who she is; witnessing the impact that uniquely curated space can have on a person is extremely fulfilling for her. Before beginning her position at Gallatin Valley Furniture, Tiana worked with her mom for three years doing residential design. Her background includes everything from small scale redesign projects to full spectrum design of new construction.

As newlyweds, Tiana and her husband wanted to start their lives together somewhere they could have adventures and enjoy all the outdoor activities they love – camping, fly fishing, and hiking. They ultimately decided there was no better place than Montana. Tiana is a genuine, efficient, and candid individual who loves to do yoga, tend to her house plants, and go exploring with her husband and pup! Her favorite treat is fries with Chick-fil-a sauce. She prefers to listen to music, unless she is cleaning her house – then she needs the distraction of a podcast.

Sam Turner
Design & Showroom Consultant

Sam grew up in the small town of Havre, MT. When she was a kid, it was always her dream to become a fashion designer. As she got older and began to explore all forms of design, Sam found that a well-designed interior space makes her feel really inspired and she wanted to be the one creating the spaces that inspire others. She discovered how fashion and interior design works hand in hand, and she is fortunate enough to do all the things she loves at once.

Sam, a driven, dynamic, and honest individual, moved to Bozeman for school, where she graduated from Montana State University in 2020 with a degree in Interior Design. She loves the tight knit community here and that downtown Bozeman makes you feel like you’re in a big city while at the same time is only a short drive away from enjoying the serenity of nature. While in school, Sam was eager to jump start her career in design and got a job in the lighting industry where she worked for three years, building a solid foundation before joining Gallatin Valley Furniture.

Sam is what they call an extroverted introvert. She loves social interactions, but afterwards looks forwards to going home and enjoying some peace and quiet. While Sam does love an interesting podcast, the key to her heart is good music. In the past, Sam was both a cheerleader and a dance fitness instructor – and can now be found car dancing at every red light.

Kate Erickson
Design & Showroom Consultant

Kate is a cheerful, enthusiastic, and optimistic individual; you can almost always find her with a smile on her face! Kate grew up south of the Twin Cities, in the small town of Northfield, Minnesota. From a young age Kate started rearranging her bedroom every couple of months by drawing out different layouts on a notebook and picking out her favorite arrangements. She loved the challenge of creating a new space, even if it was from the same pieces of furniture, because it helped bring out her creative side. It wasn’t until Kate’s senior year of college that she realized she wanted to become a designer.

Kate graduated from Luther College in 2021 where she studied Psychology. During her senior year, she started taking art courses and fell in love with the creative aspects of design. She wrote her senior thesis on how the COVID-19 pandemic affected interior design and adaptation, leading her to start her journey in the design industry. Kate chose to move to Bozeman after college because she has only ever known the Midwest, and to her, Bozeman had the best of both worlds by having different types of lifestyles compiled into one city surrounded by the mountains.

Even though Kate is a newbie to Bozeman, she has been to Wild Crumb more than she would like to admit. She’s always up for trying a new pastry, but tends to gravitate towards the apple carrot muffin, the huckleberry scone, and the lemon almond poppyseed loaf. In her free time, Kate enjoys traveling with her friends and family, her favorite place to travel is Hawaii. Her grandparents would stay on Kauai for several months every winter, giving her family the opportunity to visit them on the island. Although she loves the relaxed energy that Kauai gives off, she enjoys the upbeat atmosphere of Oahu.

Averie Skillestad
Design & Showroom Consultant

Averie’s whole life culminated into her becoming a designer, but the realization never dawned on her until she was in college. She grew up in Glendive, Montana helping her parents with countless home improvement projects. Averie’s mom is quite the painter and DIYer, and her dad will build anything and everything he can before he would ever hire someone to do it. Averie enrolled into the engineering program at Montana State with the goal of working in the building industry but realized that engineering did not align with her creative nature. Averie is now an Interior Design and Business Management major at MSU—a much better fit for her.

Averie is a determined, honest, and strong-willed individual who chose Bozeman because she always felt inspired whenever she came here. Coming from a small, rural Montana town, it was a big change, but Bozeman made her feel like she could do anything and everything she wanted!

Since moving to Bozeman, Averie’s favorite food spots consist of any restaurant that serves ramen. If a trend were to come back in style, Averie would not mind if the big hair trend from the 70s and 80s came back, because her hair has been waiting for its moment. Whenever Averie is not working or attending school, you can find her in her kitchen trying out new recipes such as her signature dish: chocolate peanut butter baked oats.

Michelle Scott
Design & Showroom Manager

Michelle grew up outside of Denver, spending most of her time hiking, biking, and horseback riding in the mountains. After college she moved to Chicago… for a boy… and lived there for years until she realized she wanted to return to the mountains, making Bozeman the perfect city to call home as it reminds her of the Colorado of her childhood.

Michelle graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and studied Magazine Design. In the beginning of her career, she designed and wrote magazine spreads about interior design, art, and fashion. When researching magazine articles, she was invited into some extraordinary homes and offices, and she was intrigued by how the spaces reflected the personalities of the owners. Some were calming and inspiring; other spaces were bold and vibrant. She realized how a space feels impacts how we feel, and she wanted to be part of that. Michelle is an ambitious, generous, and reliable individual, whose roles have continued to evolve; “I am fortunate to train, lead and mentor the most amazing group of talented designers here at GVF,” she says.

The true definition of an introvert is someone who recharges by spending time alone and that is Michelle. She loves socializing with friends however when she feels stressed, she heads outside for some solitude. She enjoys listening to playlists carefully crafted by her wonderful husband, Brooks, and she sings along loudly (and badly) to her favorite tunes. When it comes to Bozeman’s cuisine, she loves the food, wine, and ambiance at Blackbird.

Greg Cattin
Partner

Growing up in the family business, Greg’s favorite part of being in the home furnishings and interior design industry is helping clients turn their house into their dream home. Greg graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, where he double majored in Entrepreneurship and Marketing Management. After college, Greg worked in Chicago as a Business Consultant before moving back to Bozeman to join the family business.

Greg is an empathetic, discerning, and inspiring individual who strives to provide outstanding client experiences, just as his grandfather taught him. Greg curates all aspects of the showroom—overseeing the social media, marketing, merchandising, and buying for Gallatin Valley Furniture. Greg also enjoys working with clients and seeing their excitement radiate throughout the whole design process.

In his free time, Greg can be found cooking, hiking, fly fishing, or camping. He is also an avid traveler and photographer who wants to see the world. Born and raised in Bozeman, he loves the food scene and has tried most of the restaurants but can’t choose his favorite dinner spot. For lunch, however, Finks Deli is his go-to!

Brian Cattin
Partner

Brian, a fourth-generation business owner of Gallatin Valley Furniture and the Gallatin Valley Design Group, grew up exposed to multiple aspects of the interior design and home industry trade and learned early on the work ethic required to be a successful business owner. Brian graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, and worked as a Business Management Consultant before returning to the family business. During the remodel of his first home, Brian realized how much he enjoyed the design process and the satisfaction he got from seeing the all the pieces fit together and he decided he wanted to make a career of it.

Today, Brian is involved in virtually all facets of the business in addition to working with clients directly. A social, charismatic, and driven individual, Brian continues to ensure the entire team is tuned into the current trends and has the technical expertise to make sure the results match the visions of our clients.

In his free time, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife & two boys, (and new puppy!) golfing, snowboarding, fly fishing, and hiking.

We’d love to help bring your vision to life.