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A Perfect Finish

Design Inspiration

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PROFILE
EARTH ELEMENTS

Story By
Homestead Staff

Photos By
Earth Elements Design Center
Roger White

It is the exterior features of a home that capture the eye first—setting, aesthetic, and proportions. However, once inside, it is the finishes, cabinets, sinks, and tiles that make a home truly memorable.

“The unique interior design features and finishes of a home speak to the style and the personality of its owner,” says Ben Jones, co-owner of Bozeman, Montana-based Earth Elements. “Our goal is to help architects, designers, and builders deliver a finished product that highlights the best in quality to the homeowner.”

Earth Elements is an all-in-one design resource center that services Jackson and the Northwest region. The design center offers seven divisions: custom cabinetry, tile, flooring, appliances, slabs, door hardware, and plumbing fixtures to meet all budgets and design tastes.

Earth Elements houses an extensive selection of samples in each division, which allows homebuilders to lay materials out on the design table to gain a true understanding of the look and feel of each product, comparing them side by side with other potential choices. “This process allows the homebuilder to see how their selections will work well together, how the cabinets will pair with the tile and countertop selections, how the door hardware will look with the wood finishes that have been selected, how the appliances will match to the granite slabs, and so much more,” says marketing manager Blythe Beaubien.

A visit to the Earth Elements showroom provides a venue for homeowners, architects, and designers to select home finishes all in one space— potentially all in one day—without needing to shop around at numerous locations.

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Earth Elements houses an extensive selection of samples in each division, which allows homebuilders to gain a true understanding of the look and feel of each product while comparing them side by side with other potential choices.

The unique interior design features and finishes of a home speak to the style and the personality of its owner.”
– Ben Jones of Earth Elements

Among the showroom’s selection are some of the world’s leading designs, like CEA, which produces Italian handmade plumbing fixtures with stunning style and function. “The CEA products are refreshing, and we were the first design center in the U.S. to carry their products. Another exciting brand, Kreoo, makes beautiful marble sink basins that are truly pieces of art. For more rustic options, we’re proud to carry local area Sun Valley Bronze,” says Erin Beaudoin, plumbing showroom manager.

“As a team we strive to stay ahead of our competitors, not only in what we can offer to the clients, but also in terms of thinking creatively on all levels. Trends in plumbing can predict trends in lighting, and vice versa,” Beaudoin continues.

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Jones opened Earth Elements with his business partner, Steve Taylor, in April 2013 after noticing a dearth of sophisticated finishes within the region. The two met after Taylor, who ran a technology company, moved to Big Sky, Montana, and contracted Jones to build his home at the Yellowstone Club.

Jones’ experience as one of the top high-end builders in the area helps him understand the importance of attention to detail in each and every element of designing and building a home. He holds a nuanced understanding of the homebuilding process and works closely with each division to coordinate schedules and ensure that all details are being tended to.

“Our team is creative, efficient, and works diligently to stay on deadline—all while delivering the highest-end design finishes possible,” Jones says.

Earth Elements is already working with architects and homeowners in Jackson Hole. It is also in the process of opening a design center here. In the meantime, Earth Elements encourages Jackson homebuilders to make the scenic drive to Bozeman to spend the day with its team making selections for the ultimate in luxury home finishes, all under one roof.

It’s all in the details—or the finishes.