What Inspires Me: Jane Carter-Getz | Founder, Belle Cose
By Lila Edythe ∙ Photography by Cole Buckhart
“If I’m not doing some sort of work that involves updating or freshening up something, whether it’s a store or a house, I feel like I’m not doing anything,” says Jane Carter-Getz, who owns six lifestyle stores across the valley—Belle Cose, Belle Cose on King, Belle Cose Home, Belle Cose West Bank, and two Belle Coses in the Four Seasons in Teton Village. “I like the feeling of starting from scratch and I also like challenging myself and pushing myself out of my comfort zone.”
Here Carter-Getz shares some of the things that inspire her creativity.
Temple St. Clair certainly has her classic pieces [of jewelry] like the Rock Crystal amulet that I wear, but she is always expanding her line. With inspirations from Gustav Klimt to the Silk Road, she uses color and fine gemstones in ways that always impress me. From about $1,700, available at Belle Cose, 48 E. Broadway Ave., 307/733-2640, bellecose.com
I love what Stio does and also love to support a local brand. I buy a lot of it for my husband and son Jack. The brand’s Kids’ Hometown down hooded jacket is filled with water-repellent down, and it takes all the abuse a 9-year-old can think up, washes up beautifully, and Jack never complains about being cold when he’s wearing it. It goes from the slopes to the Wilson School playground with style! $159, available at Stio Mountain Studio, 10 E. Broadway Ave., 307/201-1890, stio.com
John [Frechette] and Christian [Burch] have a fresh design perspective, and I love the way they merchandise. Every item in [their store] MADE in Jackson Hole is curated and special. I buy things at MADE, but more often I just go there and enjoy the look and feel. 125 N. Cache St., 307/690-7957, madejacksonhole.com
We recently redesigned a classic 1960s house on West Kelly Ave. I had never done anything in the mid-century modern style before, and it was really outside of my wheelhouse—I had gravitated to more classic and traditional. By the time we were finished with the house, though, I loved the style.
Christmas decorating is something I think about all year long. It is the most magical time of the year. I remember our first Christmas in Jackson—my parents started bringing us here in 1965—I must have been about 4 or 5, and I have definite visual memories of a small Christmas tree by the fireplace. Now I move everything out of the main store and set up 15 or 16 Christmas trees, each of which has its own theme. I have people that will come in every day during the Christmas season because they say the store just makes them happy. I love that I’m not the only one getting pleasure out of it. Christmas trees are up in Belle Cose between November 2 and January 10-ish. Belle Cose, 48 E. Broadway Ave., 307/733-2640, bellecose.com
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