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Powder rooms are one room in the house where you can make a big statement, even if the rest of your home is more restrained.  I love to incorporate unexpected furniture pieces, interesting plumbing fixtures, unique lighting selections and even bold wall treatments into powder rooms.  Powder rooms are an opportunity to create playful, exotic, colorful and  imaginative spaces.

I have selected an array of powder room designs to highlight in this post so you can see how we, and various other designers have taken advantage of the fun design opportunity powder rooms present. The first four are powder rooms from Home on the Range that we designed to play off of rustic mountain settings,  and the rest are designs from other designers we love and follow on Houzz.   I have my favorites and I would love to hear what yours are too!


In this Rustic Mine Style powder room we used an old bucket as the sink paired with Sonoma Forge faucets and Old California Lantern light fixtures.  The ceiling is corten metal and the walls are reclaimed barnboard to reflect the old mine feel.

This rustic Western Mine Style powder room was featured in an article on Houzz and also in Ski Magazine's Mountain Life publication.


The custom faucet by Tom Robbins paired with the antiqued copper vessel sink adds a great detail to this Homestead Ranch powder room

Rustic Western Powder room

Old Western Homestead powder bath with custom faucet by Tom Robbins


In this mountain lodge home we created a vanity from a painted furniture piece by Raquel’s Collection and then used an American Clay finish applied by Julie Anderson of Steamboat Springs to complement the stone wall behind the vanity.


Powder bath with custom vanity

Custom furniture style vanity by Raquel's Collection

A mountain modern style home created the perfect venue for an asymmetrical custom timber vanity.  The petrified sink ties in with  the flagstone floor,  the reclaimed wood mirror from Classic Home maintains the rustic feel while the steel panels with wood mosaic insets give a nod to the mountain modern style of the home.

Custom reclaimed wood powder vanity

The custom reclaimed timber vanity, the petrified wood sink an the American Clay finish add a number of interesting components to this mountain modern powder room


The iridescent glass mosaic wall behind the vanity that catches the light cast by the side wall sconces adds a touch of “glam” to the powder room below.

The openwork metal design of the pendants in the Mediterranean Powder room creates a beautiful interplay of light and shadow in this powder bath; and you can just get a peek at the wonderful carved wood vanity.

 The furniture style vanity adds interest to this powder room featured in Lamps Plus and I love the tall twig accent!


Lynette Zambon and Carol Merica from Design Associates  always come up with wonderfully creative and interesting spaces and this powder room is no exception!


The repetitive square shapes of the sink and pendants in this powder room work enhance the contemporary design of this powder bath.  The curve of the faucet is a nice unexpected softening of the linear feel of the remaining powder room components.


Let us know which powder room designs you like the best and why!  We always love to hear your opinions!

If you would like more information on any of the powder room designs from Home on the Range or to purchase any of the products we have showcased, just click the “Like what you see”  button on the upper right and we will get right back to you!



Images 1-4 via Home on the Range  Images 5-9 via Houzz



I always feel as if simply setting your table outdoors turns any meal into a festive event!    In our past posts on al fresco dining we have shown examples of  outdoor dining spaces, great outdoor tabletop ideas, our top patio furniture picks and stunning outdoor living spaces.  The next  important component of outdoor dining we would like to highlight is the kitchen, along with the appliances for outdoor kitchens that have evolved to the point where your outdoor kitchens can be every bit as functional as your indoor kitchen!  Just think about not having to traipse back and forth to the kitchen but to have everything right at your fingertips!

From the simple rustic fire pit where you can roast marshmallows or grill hot dogs, to the refined outdoor kitchen and dining space complete with flat screen television, there are outdoor kitchen designs to suit every lifestyle and budget.  Below are some great examples of creative outdoor kitchens that reflect a variety of entertaining styles and fit into a wide array of environments.

In this  kitchen by Urrutia Designs the walls fold back to turn an indoor space into an outdoor space in a matter of minutes.  What a great way to prolong your outdoor dining season!

Outdoor Kitchens

The integration of the cook top and refrigerator in the low wall of this rooftop patio kitchen by Chicago Green Design, Inc. maximizes patio space, maintains a flow around the perimeter and maintains the stunning view of the Chicago skyline. 

Outdoor Kitchens

The kitchen on this covered porch by Cornerstone Architects is beautifully finished with wood cabinets and fireplace surround, giving  it a feeling of luxury and taking advantage of the spectacular surroundings.

Outdoor Kitchens

An age old, time-tested kitchen – a great take by Design Associates on the simple fire pit concept to grill meats and cook marshmallows!

Outdoor Kitchens

Spinnaker Development’s  outdoor kitchen design comes complete with television!

Outdoor Kitchens
And then of course, you can’t forget the products that make outdoor dining a success… Be sure to take a look at the great tips for selecting outdoor appliances from House Logic

Outdoor Kitchen Appliances

An outdoor gas grill from Subzero/Wolff

Outdoor Kitchen Appliances 

An outdoor pizza oven

There are also a lot of resources for outdoor kitchen cabinets and you will see some great examples at

Hopefully we have given you some good ideas to  help you create a wonderful outdoor kitchen, geared to your lifestyle and primed and ready for those special summer evenings. For more  information about how to build an outdoor kitchen of your own just push the  “like what you see” button, or click here to  contact Home on the Range. 


Images 1 -5 via Houzz (as linked above), SubZero-Wolf (6),  House Logic (7), Kitchens (8)

Seeing Apartment Therapy’s post on “Rustic Front Doors” got us thinking about the beauty of rustic doors whether in the entryway or an interior space in the home. Here are some great images that show stunning rustic doors in design.

This is one of the doors featured in the Apartment Therapy post, and we think it’s a great statement to come home to each day.

Who says a rustic element can’t be colorful? These weathered green doors aren’t short on style.

Here’s a great sliding door used inside a home.

In this bedroom design, rustic doors make for a unique and beautiful headboard that adds nice contrast to softer elements in the space.

Rustic doors work perfectly in this Western mine-style design by Home on the Range.

What do you think of using rustic doors in design? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts!

Images: 1 via Apartment Therapy; 2 via; 3 via Houzz; 4 via Houzz; 5 Interior design by Home on the Range, Photography by Tim Murphy, Architecture by Joe Patrick Robbins

If you thought there was only one use for a sliding barn door, think again. This rustic accent can fit into nearly any interior design style as a unique and interesting feature. From being used as a headboard to separating space within the home, here are some wonderful ideas for bringing sliding barn doors into design:

Here we used sliding barn doors as a twin to king headboard.

This is the bed in a king configuration:

Here there’s a sliding barn door in the background used as a door to the dumbwaiter.

The Houzz photos below are equally inspiring.

We used the concept of the twig 3-form seen below in a sliding barn office door here in Steamboat but framed it out to achieve a less contemporary look.  . It was a perfect way to maintain but get light into the office.

Look how Linea Architects interpreted the sliding barn door in the Historic Telluride District.

This is a contemporary take on the sliding barn door.

These traditional glass doors were made into sliding barn doors.

Here, old doors were transformed into sliding barn doors in a contemporary setting.

Painted sliding barn doors separate these two spaces.

As you can see, there are a myriad of ways to use sliding barn doors in interiors – what would you do with sliding barn doors in your home?

Images: 1-3 Home on the Range; 4-9 via Houzz, as linked above

Ceilings offer wonderful opportunities for adding character and charm to a room.  Below we have highlighted a number of different styles of ceiling treatments, from mountain rustic to contemporary to traditional.  A ceiling can make a contemporary space feel more rustic and a boring space feel more interesting.  A ceiling treatment can add color to a space, bring the height down visually and add textural interest.  There is really no limit to what you can do with ceiling treatments.  Take a look at the nine great ideas from Home on the Range  below and let us know which ones you like the best and why.  If you have a favorite ceiling design, add it to your comment so all of our readers can see it!

Reclaimed wood trusses visually help to bring down a high ceiling.

Reclaimed Amish beams on the rake of a high ceiling tie in with other rustic features in the space for a cohesive look.

The addition of wood adds more intimacy to this contemporary rustic space. 

Reclaimed wood forms a coffered ceiling that’s perfect in this mountain modern recreation room .

A barrel vault ceiling with an American Clay finish adds a nice touch to this powder room.

We also spotted the following ceilings on Houzz and love the looks:

This  sloped corrugated metal adds a rustic feel to this contemporary room.

Here is one of my favorite ceilings – I love the mix of the brick, the curve in the ceiling and the wood “ribs”

Using wallpaper is a great way to add interest to a ceiling, as you can see in this stylish nursery.

Take a look at the way this painted, coffered ceiling completes the overall design of this inviting bedroom.  Can you imagine the room without this ceiling design?

Contact Home on the Range for Interior design for your entire space—ceiling and all. You can visit our website to see more examples of our work.

Images: 1-5 Interior design by Home on the Range; 6-9 via Houzz, as linked above | 502: Bad gateway

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