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Today we’re super excited to share a recently completed remodel project by Lisa Berry, one of the designers here at Home on the Range.  While they’re often the most difficult, remodels can also be the most rewarding type of design project because you get to see and be a part of an amazing transformation.  In this project, Lisa started out with a tired looking mudroom/billiard room and an unfinished garage.

Rustic Remodel Before Photo | Home on the Range

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Rustic Remodel Before Photo | Home on the Range

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Rustic Remodel Before Photo | Home on the Range

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 With that space she created a fresh and light “welcome room”,

Rustic Western Entryway | Home on the Range

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a luxuriously lodge-y wine bar,

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and a cozy cabin tv room that everyone in the family now enjoys.

Rustic Mine Style Family Room | Home on the Range

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One neat thing about remodels is they way that they evolve and change throughout the whole process.  According to Lisa, the original idea for the transformation of the space was to create a dedicated mudroom, and to use the rest of the square footage from the garage to add space to the “man-cave” and bar. 

Rustic Wine Bar | Home on the Range

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From the cave idea, the style grew into a look that is true to our Colorado roots.  Lisa said “throughout the design process, decisions were made to try and make the new space not look like an addition, but an actual old miner’s shack that the new house was built upon.”  So cool!

Rustic Family Room and Wine Bar | Home on the Range

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If you look closely, you can see the design elements that really helped this rustic space to come into its own.  Rustic-industrial Troy pendants over the bar are mirrored in sconces throughout the rooms. 

Rustic Mine Style Family Room | Home on the Range

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Stone peeks through the plaster on one wall, and is carried through the tv area on a western built in bench, which is then met by a chinked timber (one of my faves!) wall on the bar side.  The chinked timber, as well as reclaimed wood accents and pops of red here and there transition the welcome room flawlessly into the bar, and on to the tv area. Western accessories peek through here and there for an overall feel that is just so natural.

Rustic Mine Style Family Room | Home on the Range

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The arched doorways welcome in a subtle uniqueness that sets this space apart from any other rustic space we’ve seen before. 

Rustic Western Entryway | Home on the Range

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Nice work Lisa!

If you are planning a remodel, new construction, or any project and would like to work with Lisa, contact us today!  You can also stop in to our showroom anytime, or stop by our website for more inspiration and information!

Project Credits:

Interior Design: Lisa Berry- Home on the Range

Contractor: Jerry Stanford

Cabinetry: Fedewa Custom Works

Special Finishes- Walls and Beams: Jesse with Infinity Finishes

Copper Faux Finish in Bar: Lee Gamble

We always love sharing with our readers when we get a feature on Houzz, and in the last month we have been featured in articles not once but twice!  So exciting!

You can see the two different articles below- one is about using old lanterns in interior design, and the other has great tips for outdoor decor on a budget!

 

If you don’t already follow us on Houzz, you can click here to like us!  Let us know what you think of the articles, they have some great and unique ideas!

Rustic weddings are all the rage right now, and we have a Home on the Range wedding of our own coming up!  It’s so fun to see how different interior decor items can be creatively incorporated into a rustic ranch-style wedding, and there doesn’t seem to be any end to what we can use!  All of our rustic decor fits right in, and today we wanted to share how we are getting creative and using different pieces that we have in stock to create the perfect rugged-elegant wedding celebration!

Flowing white or off white sheer fabric is a fantastic way to add elegance and class to your rustic setting- these drapes around the entry to the barn are beautiful!

Rustic Wedding Decor | Home on the Range

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Logs and tree slices are so popular in every type of rustic design right now!  We have birch poles, aspen slices, and slate and log cake stands all in stock!

Rustic Wedding Cupcakes | Home on the Range

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Rustic chairs are a great way to bring in flair and add to the rugged look- even if you just use them for the bride and groom or wedding party table, they will be sure to make a statement!

Rustic Wedding Decor |Home on the Range

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Any kind of old bucket or container can find a lovely new home in a rustic or ranch wedding- we have seen everything from galvanized buckets, to baby bathtubs, to old wagons, to horse troughs used to hold flowers and drinks at rustic weddings!

Rustic Wedding Decor | Home on the Range

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Here is a great example of how to bring different elements together to create a look that is both rustic, and at the same time completely put-together.  How beautiful is this?!

Rustic Wedding Decor | Home on the Range

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Barrels are another favorite of ours right now- I adore the setup of this table, with the mirror, live edge plank and old wine barrels creating that rugged elegant look that we love so much!  Also love the stone backdrop here.

Rustic Wedding Decor | Home on the Range

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These birch buckets (also in stock at the showroom!) are the cutest idea for a flower girl basket.  Love how the couple’s initials were wood burned onto this one for a more personal look!

Rustic Wedding Ideas | Home on the Range

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Those are just a few of the ways you can craft your own ranch or mountain wedding!  If you are planning a rustic wedding in the Steamboat area, Home on the Range has all of the accessories to help, so stop in today and see what we can help you find to make your day perfect!  You can also like us on Facebook, or follow us on Pinterest to stay up to date with the latest in creative interior design!

For a small town, Steamboat Springs sure has a lot of amazing artists, craftsmen, and talented people in general.  We are so lucky to get to work with so many creative and interesting folks, and would love to share some of their work with you too!

Doug Kenyon of Douglas Kenyon Collection here in Steamboat is a great example of talent, creativity and Western style.  His large scale reproductions and hand coloring of centuries-old photographs and engravings are absolutely stunning, and the process that he goes through to create them is fascinating!  I recently visited his downtown gallery and was treated to a personal tour of his collection, as well as a look into the history and story of many of the individual pieces themselves.  What I learned was amazing.

Home on the Range | Douglas Kenyon Collection

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With a background in both painting and photography, Douglas Kenyon began his career in photo restoration when he was on a trip through Montana in 1970.  He came across the estate sale of L.A. Huffman, a photographer who captured the beauty, danger and culture of the American West in the late 1800s, and Douglas, realizing the value of what he had before him, purchased the entire photographic estate.  With his knowledge of art and nature and his eye for color, he began restoring each photo in a caring and time consuming process of by-hand recoloring.

Over time, Doug sought out and acquired the rights to more and more iconic photographs, with subjects ranging from all aspects of frontier life, to historic documents, to the original engravings of John James Audubon.  All of these works are on display in his Steamboat gallery, and each has its own special meaning and significance.  I personally loved them all for different reasons, but I think my favorite that I saw on my visit to Douglas Kenyon Collection was “The Two Bills”- a panorama of the crew of a travelling rodeo show, complete with Buffalo Bill himself, as well as (if I can remember correctly from our conversation), 200+ other performers in costume.  Mr. Kenyon blew this original image up to massive proportion, and then hand colored and detailed each individual face and outfit.  It’s amazing!

Home on the Range | The Douglas Kenyon Collection

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Another beautiful style of work that Douglas prides himself on is the updating of “gold tone” photographs.  From the DKC website:”An Orotone or Gold Tone is just one of many types of photographic prints which can be produced from a negative.  A gold tone is created by printing the positive image on a glass plate pre-coated with silver gelatin emulsion.  Following exposure and development, the emulsion is coated with banana oil infused with cold-colored pigment, yielding a gold tone image.”  The result of this process is a deep, warm, and inviting photograph that is completely unique in it’s style.  Here’s one of my favorites from Mr. Kenyon’s collection:

Home on the Range | Douglas Kenyon Collection

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Doug has called the Yampa Valley home for over 20 years, and is a well known and respected member of the art community, as well as the larger community as a whole.  I was thrilled to tour his gallery and to learn so much about his process.  His love for what he does shows through in his work, and in his excitement about sharing it with others.  When you find yourself in downtown Steamboat Springs, the Douglas Kenyon Collection is a necessary stop!  Click here to visit the DKC website and see more of the Old West coming back to life!

So I missed a week or two on the color posts, sorry about that!  I was pretty excited to share the Lodge Design post, and kind of forgot about our new Friday color tradition!  Oops!  Well, here we are again, back on track, and today we are going to be talking about yellow!  Yellow has many shades, many connotations, and many names.  Yellow is generally associated with happiness, joy and summertime, and the sun itself (which I am really missing right now), is yellow!  The names of the shades are just as beautiful as the shades themselves: goldenrod, lemon, mustard, wheat. There are so many ways to bring yellows and golds into your home design, and like our post on green, we are going to focus on the best of the ways to do it!

A small pop of bold yellow can be a welcome surprise in an otherwise neutral room

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If you want to go all out and make a huge statement, yellow paint or wallpaper can be a great way to accomplish that!

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In a more rustic space, use pine to bring in the yellow tones.

Yellow Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Softer yellows help create light and airy summertime spaces!

Yellow Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Yellow Upholstered Headboard | Home on the Range

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Well that wraps up this week’s color post- did you gain any new inspirations?  How do you plan on using yellow in your own home now that summer is on it’s way?  What color will we think of next?  Stay tuned to find out!

Until next week,  follow us on Pinterest to see all of our color inspirations!  You can also like us on Facebook and Houzz to stay up to date with our projects and design ideas!

If you have been with us for the last few months, you know that we have been bunk room crazy!  We are currently working on remodeling a funky old rustic bunk house, so we have had rustic bunk rooms on the brain.  But, all bunk rooms don’t HAVE to be rustic!  There are so many different ideas for bunk room styles, and they are all fun and creative.  Some of the main components that transform bunk rooms from plain boring bedrooms into cozy magical hideaways are comfort, color and theme.

Theme might be the most important… whether the bunk room resides in a seaside getaway, a southwestern adobe, or a traditional home, accentuating the theme in the bunk room is key.  While in other rooms it might be considered overboard, the bunk room is the place to go all out.

Kids Beach Bunk Room | Home on the Range

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Bunk Room Design | Home on the Range

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Bunk Room Design | Home on the Range

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Comfort is next on the list.  No one wants to sleep in a military barracks style bunk bed, but everyone wants to sleep in a plush and snuggly nook!  Use of pillows and blankets is key, and bed placement and spacing is also important for the overall feel of the room.

Bunk Room Design | Home on the Range

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Bunk Room Design | Home on the Range

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Bunk Room Design | Home on the Range

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Finally, color is imperative to the bunk room design!  Whether you decide on all white, or an eclectic bohemian mix of colors, try to remember your theme and stick with your color palette- it will make for a look that is completely put together in the end!

Bunk Room Design | Home on the Range

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Bunk Room Design | Home on the Range

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Bunk Room Design | Home on the Range

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The most important thing to remember when designing a bunk room is to make it FUN!  For more bunk room ideas, visit us on Pinterest!  You can also like us on Facebook and Houzz to stay up to date with all of our projects and design ideas.  If you would like help creating your own bunk room, contact us today!

We are loving lodge style these days!  We have been getting lots of requests from our clients to make their homes more lodgy (I made that word up), and are using lodge furniture and fabric components all over the place!  Lodge style give the feeling of nature, cabins, lakes, forests, trees, animals, wilderness, and most of all, of family trips from days gone by.  Lodge style is able to evoke all sorts of feelings and memories in people because the style itself originated from somewhere very specific: lodges.  Yes, the original lodge style design came directly from National Park lake and forest lodges, and families would flock from all corners of the country in their station wagons to take part in nature.

Today, lodge style has come a long way, but many of the original lodges remain very similar to the day they opened (with a few obvious exceptions!)  Since we have been taking so many cues from these historic inns, we wanted to share some of the most notable ones with you, and help give you an idea of where the furniture pieces and fabric styles originate from, and also to show you what they look like today!

Grand Lake Lodge- Grand Lake, Colorado

Grand Lake Lodge opened its doors in 1920. It is seated at the base of the famous Trail Ridge Road, which twists and winds through the mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park, eventually ending in Estes Park.  The lodge has been in operation since then, with visitors from all over the world.  Guests stay in cabins nestled all around the property, but come together in the lobby and dining room to eat, play games, swim, rock on the deck, and sit around the large central fireplace (a hallmark of many lodges).

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The Grand Lake Lodge Dining Room

 

The Original Lodge Style Design | Home on the Range

View of Grand Lake from the sweeping deck

 

The Original Lodge Style Design | Home on the Range

Rocking Chairs on the Deck

 

The Original Lodge Style Design | Home on the Range

An old postcard from Grand Lake

El Tovar Hotel- Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona 

El Tovar Hotel sits on the rim of the Grand Canyon, and was once considered “the most elegant hotel west of the Mississippi”.  Opening in 1905, it is over 100 years old!  Originally owned by the Santa Fe Railway, it was a luxurious accommodation that allowed the wealthy and elite to reside in style while visiting one of the country’s most popular landmarks.

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Vintage postcard of El Tovar

 

A view into the gift shop

A view into the gift shop

 

El Tovar sits on the rim of the canyon

El Tovar sits on the rim of the canyon

 

 

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The Beautiful Lodge Style Dining Room

 

Ahwahnee Hotel- Yosemite National Park, California

The concept for the Ahwahnee also began as a way to draw wealthy travelers to the Yosemite area.  Similar to the Grand Lake Lodge, it was opened in the 1920s, after a lengthy construction process that was exaggerated by the lodge’s remote location in the park.  With forest fires such a threat, and with firefighting resources so far away, it was decided that rather than using real wood on the building’s exterior, builders would instead pour concrete into hewn wooden forms for a sturdier structure that closely resembled the other lodges of the time.

The Original Lodge Style Design | Home on the Range

Another Beautiful Lodge Dining Room!

 

The Original Lodge Style Design | Home on the Range

The concrete exterior of Ahwahnee

 

 

The Original Lodge Style Design | Home on the Range

The Ahwahnee Lobby

Jenny Lake Lodge- Grand Teton, Wyoming

Jenny Lake Lodge, seated on Jenny Lake, with arguably the most glorious view in the world, was opened in 1920 (are you sensing a pattern here?)  The lodge actually started as a dude ranch with two cabins for rent, and grew over time into the luxury wilderness lodge that sits in it’s place.

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Jenny Lake Lodge Sitting Room

 

The Original Lodge Style Design | Home on the Range

Bedroom at Jenny Lake Lodge

Old Faithful Inn- Yellowstone National Park

The Old Faithful Inn, built in 1905, is considered the largest log structure in the world.  It was built completely from local log and stone, and features incredible handcrafted detail in every corner of the building.  They “just don’t make ’em like this anymore”.

The Original Lodge Style Design

Old Faithful and the Old Faithful Lodge

 

The Original Lodge Style Design

The Old Faithful Dining Room

 

The Original Lodge Style Design

Hallway in the Old Faithful

 

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The Amazing Lobby

 

We hope you enjoyed this stroll through time with us!  It’s so fun to see where styles come from, and how they have evolved over the years.  What are your favorite things about lodge style?  Share with us on Facebook!  You can also follow us on Pinterest and Houzz to see more lodge style ideas!

 

 

We had so much fun writing about camper renovation recently, and it got such a great response, that we decided we wanted to continue our thought process “outside the dwelling box”.  People have inhabited all sorts of neat and unusual places throughout history, and the types of structures that we have called home have often come to define our cultures.  Today, we’re exploring teepees!  Yes, teepees!

Teepees were originally and traditionally used by the Native American tribes of the great plains.  They are perfect little homes for nomadic people for all sorts of different reasons, and here are a few!

1.  Teepees stay warm in the winter, and cool in the summer

2.  Teepees are portable!  They could be packed up and moved to follow the seasons and the animal herds

3.  They were durable and functional- the hole in the top allowed for smoke to escape when fires were built inside

Nowadays, teepees tend to be less of a practical home, and more of a fashionable design statement.  There are so many beautifully redone teepees in all different styles!  Some of my favorites are the teepees that mix western with bohemian.  Here are some pictures of the most beautiful modern day teepees we could find!

 

Let’s start off strong.  This is Ralph Lauren’s teepee from his ranch in Telluride!  I love every little element in this room, from the native print rugs, to the desk to the tree trunk coffee table, to the picture hanging on the “wall”!

Teepee Interior Design | Home on the Range

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This is one of the western-bohemian teepees I was talking about!  I love the layered rugs and all of the different patterns.  I also love the quality of light that you get in a canvas house!

Teepee Interior Design | Home on the Range

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This is a more permanent type of teepee I think!  But I really like how the shape and size represents a teepee, while the wood and windows give it more of a cabin feel!

Teepee Interior Design | Home on the Range

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This is another of Ralph’s lovely teepees!  It actually might be the same teepee, just a different view, I’m not sure.  Either way, the style carries over with the stretched hide, Pendleton blankets, and lasso around the bedpost!

Teepee Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Another great example of mixing styles, this teepee combines all different types of prints in the bedding and fabrics, while tying western with exotic in the furniture and accessory selection.  The chair and end table look very western, while the nightstand and the accessories look Asian!

Teepee Interior Design | Home on the Range

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I just loved this picture.  I know it’s not the inside of a teepee, but it sure is beautiful, isn’t it?

 

Teepee Interior Design | Home on the Range

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This is a more traditional looking teepee, set up as a gathering place rather than a sleeping/living area.  Again, love the colors and use of native prints here.  Would love to sit by this fire!

Teepee Interior Design | Home on the Range

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This is a more simply decorated teepee, that actually reminds me more of a lodge or a cabin than a teepee!

 

Teepee Interior Design | Home on the Range

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What do you think?  Are you as excited now about teepees as I am?  Have you seen any great examples of teepee interior design?  Share with us!  You can share with us on Facebook, or pin with us on Pinterest!  What is your favorite “outside the dwelling box” structure?

In a post a few weeks ago, I told you guys about a bunkhouse that we are currently working on outside of Estes Park, CO.  It has been so much fun to come up with ideas for the different rooms, and ways to keep each room funky and unique.  To go along with the bunkhouse style, we are doing a lot of built in bunks and cabinets with different kinds of reclaimed wood.  Since I have bunkhouses on the brain, I thought it would be fun to share some of our different inspiration pictures, along with some other bunkhouse pictures that we aren’t using for this job, but are still pretty neat!

 

This bunk room is dark, but seems very “lodgy” and comfortable!

Rustic Bunk Room | Home on the Range

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I love the curtain and the reclaimed wood in this little bunk nook!

This is an incredibly rustic bunk room!  The big logs are beautiful!
Rustic Bunk Room | Home on the Range

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Look!  This room is covered in canvas!  I absolutely love the feel that all of these elements create!

 

The natural trunks and branches add so much to this room, they really help it feel like it’s a part of nature, and look great with the beams!

Rustic Bunk Room | Home on the Range

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 The light wood and fur throws make this look like a very classy bunk room!

Rustic Bunk Room | Home on the Range

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This room is so cute!  I love how the beds are tucked away in the corners of the room.

This is a big bunk room!  It has a sink and everything!

 

I love the mix of the chinked timber and metal ladders in this room, and the rug on the floor is really pretty too!

Rustic Bunk Room | Home on the Range

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Fore more bunk room inspiration, follow us on Houzz!  You can also like us on Facebook and pin with us on Pinterest to stay up to date on everything that’s happening in the interior design world!

Welcome to our third post on color inspiration!  In the last few weeks, we have talked about the colors green and blue, their different shades and meanings, and how to use them in different places. Today, we are going to talk about my own personal favorite color: red.  We love love love using red, because it has so many facets and hues, and also because it seems to make everything it touches just super warm and cozy!  Red is used everywhere, you can find it in every style, culture and location.

Because we love red so much, we thought we would share today how we have used the color in our own projects!

 

In these ski area homes, we used sparing pops of red to draw you into the room, and to hold the warmth in the winter months when the snow is blowing (like you can see out the window in this first picture!)

Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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We love to use reclaimed wood and old barn wood in our projects.  These next three images show how subtly red can be presented with the use of distressed barn wood.  The first picture also shows how bolder reds can be incorporated by adding accessories like towels and washcloths!

Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Bathrooms can also be a great place for reds.  You can see in these bathrooms that the shades we chose are very different from the reds you have seen so far (they are closer in hue to orange, but still provide the red “warmth” that we love).  Powder rooms are a good place to use the dark reds and the bold, bright reds, while master baths and guest baths are better places for a more relaxed tone.

Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Finally, dining areas are a fantastic place to use reds.  We love using red in dining rooms and kitchens because of the cozy quality that it creates.  Warm reds in these rooms make you just want to sit down and chat and stay a while!

Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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We hope you enjoyed this edition of Color Inspiration!  What will next week’s color be? It’s a mystery!  Until then, you can follow us on Pinterest to see what colors we’re pinning, or like us on Facebook to stay up to date with everything design related!  To see more of our projects, visit our website, or follow us on Houzz!

Anastasia Lux