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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

Image via Douglas Kenyon Collection

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

Image via Douglas Kenyon Collection

 

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

Image via Douglas Kenyon Collection

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!

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