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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.

The Original Lodge Style Design | Home on the Range

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?

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