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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.

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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!

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!

 

 

Let’s take a little trip today, shall we?  Around the world perhaps?  To a place buried in the sand, but steeped in culture and history.  A place where the landscape is stark, but the people are colorful and so are their creations.  Where nomads wander and converge and deal and trade. Let’s take a trip to Morocco.

 

Colors, textures and pattern are all integral pieces of Moroccan design.  Glass, ceramic, textile, wood, paint, dye, metal, and leather are all incorporated in these creations, and the more colors the better!

Moroccan Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Moroccan textiles are absolutely gorgeous.  They are known for their rugs, pillows, poufs and tapestries.

Moroccan Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Moroccan Interior Design | Home on the Range

 

Moroccan Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Moroccan Interior Design | Home on the Range

 

 

Color doesn’t always characterize Moroccan style though, sometimes it is pure and white, fresh and inviting.  Exactly what you crave when you’re in the Sahara desert!

Moroccan Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Moroccan Interior Design | Home on the Range

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I love the mix of materials in these poufs, look at the seashells inlaid into the tops of some of them!  Beads and sequins are often hand sewn onto these beauties.

Moroccan Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Lights and lanterns are also well known items in Moroccan design.  They are generally made from glass and metal, and are all different shapes and sizes.  Aren’t they beautiful?

Moroccan Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Moroccan Interior Design | Home on the Range

Inlaid furniture and mirrors are another characteristic element of Moroccan style.  Traditionally done by hand, these pieces are always stunning and one of a kind!

Moroccan Interior Design | Home on the Range

 

Moroccan Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Moroccan Interior Design | Home on the Range

I hope you enjoyed our trip abroad today!  For more global inspiration, follow us on Pinterest!  You can also like us on Facebook to have daily design inspiration sent straight to your wall!  Or, if you are in the Steamboat area, come visit our showroom to see the Moroccan and Moroccan inspired pieces that we have in stock!

 

 

 

 

We have been getting ALL SORTS of new things at the showroom in the last few months!  Lamps, rugs, accessories, mirrors, and lots and lots of pillows… and more is on the way!  Here is a little smattering of some of the newest gems!

 

This is just one of the many beautiful rugs we have- all different shapes and sizes!

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This glass pine cone platter is really pretty!  We also have smaller “dipping plates” to match.

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We have lots of new adirondack twig and birch accessories, this is one of my favorites!

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This is an Axis pillow- an Axis is an animal, have you ever heard of it?  The pillow is soft, and looks so neat and unique.

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How cute is this zebra print rug?  It’s not real zebra, it’s actually a printed cowhide.  Pretty neat!

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We got quite a few different types of vintage winter equipment- skis, snowshoes, snowshoe shelves, and snowshoe tables!  We’re pretty excited about them, they’re unique and perfect for Steamboat.

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This candle holder is made from old tequila barrels, and holds three round candles.  We are also getting one that holds 5 candles, as well as wall sconces and vases!

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This table-top is also made from an old tequila barrel.  It looks so great in person that we ordered four of them!

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We also love this deerskin pillow.  The fringe and beads are a great western accent!

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This faux fur pillow and throw are called the “feathers” collection… isn’t that a great name?  They’re so soft and fluffy, that the name fits perfectly.  They will help add a creative texture to any space.

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This is only a small portion of our huge selection of new inventory, and more is coming (and going) every day!  Stop in today and let us help you pick out the perfect accents for your home!  Click here for hours, contact info and driving directions!

Guess what?  We are currently help renovate and remodel an old bunk house near Estes Park, CO!  The house is super funky, crazy and unique.  It began as one very small building that was a livery (where animals are kept and boarded) years and years and years ago.  From there, new rooms were added one by one, so each room is on its own level, with its own ceiling height, and it’s own shape and angle!  It’s crazy!  But so much fun to work on- we get to come up with ideas to update the bunk house, while at the same time keeping it funky and historical.  Here are some of the design inspirations we’re using!

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For more bunk house inspiration, follow us on Pinterest, Facebook and Houzz!

 

 

 

 

 

In our last post, we talked about how important small details can be in the overall scheme of design, and how sinks contribute so much bang for your buck.  We shared why we love farmhouse sinks, as well as some really neat unique variations on the traditional farmhouse sink.  Today, we’re doing the same thing with trough sinks!  What is a trough sink, you ask?  Well, let me start by saying that you will know it when you see it!  But, to give you some background info, a trough sink (pronounced like “off” with a “tr” at the beginning), is called such because it emulates a food trough that farmers and ranchers use to feed their animals.  It is long, with multiple faucets, and while it can be similar to a farmhouse sink, it is usually set into the counter-top and lacks the apron that characterizes it’s farmhouse counterpart.  We love trough sinks because they bring a fantastic rustic vibe to a space that no “normal” sink ever could.  They transport you directly back to the ranch, without ever having to leave your own bathroom!

Today we’re going to share some fantastic trough sinks.  Some of them are traditional troughs that fit seamlessly into their environments, and others are unique twists on troughs that add a big bang to their space.

 

This is the most common version of the trough sink.  See, I told you you’d recognize it!  It looks beautiful here set into the hand hewn wood vanity top, and the more finished mirror frame and sconces add a nice contrast of styles… very elegantly rustic!

Trough Sink | Home on the Range

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This is a western bathroom from one of our projects located at the Steamboat ski-area.  Here, the trough sink completes the rustic barn feel with ease and style!

Trough Sink | Home on the Range

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The stone trough sink on the chunk work bench vanity, along with the plumbing, backsplash, mirror, and textured walls make for an absolutely incredible space.  There are no words for this- it’s beautiful.

Trough Sink | Home on the Range

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Here’s another fun and funky bathroom with an unusual twist on the trough sink.  It looks to me like a giant old dough-bowl.  All of the different components create a look that is rustic all the way!  What do you like about this bathroom?

Trough Sink | Home on the Range

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This final trough sink was hand forged by a blacksmith.  It doesn’t get any more unique than that!  It fits in so beautifully with the also hand hewn beam vanity, and once again the contrasts here really add interest!

Trough Sink | Home on the Range

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These sink posts have been one small example of how important the little details can be to the overall outcome in design.  Whether it’s rugs, hardware, plumbing, lighting, furniture or finishes, each element should be well thought out and carefully selected if you want your end result to be just perfect!

For more rustic rooms, sink ideas, details and tips, visit us on Pinterest, or follow us on Facebook!  To learn more about details and design services, contact us today for a consultation!

 

 

Trunks are wonderful.  Especially old trunks.  Not tree trunks (although we like those too), I’m talking about travel trunks.  In the past, people used to transport all of their belongings in trunks.  They were often very personal, and well traveled.  Like a person, each one had its own special story.

Old Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

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These days, people don’t travel with trunks anymore.  We prefer things with handles, wheels, and zippers that fit just perfectly into overhead compartments.  While trunks may have lost their significance in the travel world, they are increasing in popularity in the design world, and are far from obsolescent.  The use of old trunks (and new trunks, and new trunks that are made to look like old trunks) has been gaining momentum in interior design, thanks to the current re-purposing and upcycling trends.   Rather than holding a persons’ dearest possessions, you will now instead find them incorporated into furniture layouts.

We have seen trunks re-purposed into all sorts of things, mainly tables of one kind or another.

Old Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

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Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

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Old trunks make fantastic coffee tables, and you get an added bonus of extra storage as well!

Old Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

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Old Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

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If you can find a smaller trunk, or even a pair of them, you can have a great set of matching end tables.

Old Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

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Old Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

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We have also seen thinner trunks put on stands and used as entry tables and sideboards… which we love!

Old Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

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Old Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

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One of the most creative things that we’ve come across is a trunk-turned-bench or ottoman.  It really transforms the piece into something new and different!

Old Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

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We have quite a few different trunks in stock right now at the showroom- in all sorts of sizes, from all sorts of places, and with all sorts of stories!  Come in today to find one to incorporate into your very own unique story!

Can you believe that it’s already Thanksgiving-eve?  Where has 2013 gone?  Even though it seems like the time has flown, we have so much to be thankful for this year.

We are thankful for our our clients, we have the best clients in the world!

We are thankful for each other.  Working with people who care about each other and what they do makes for a joyful job!

We are thankful for our design projects.  They keep us busy all the time and bring us to new and interesting places.

We are thankful to be able to live and work in a place as beautiful as Steamboat!

We are thankful for everyone who supports Home on the Range online and locally, you guys keep us going!  Thank you!

 

We have been busy bees this year with projects and events all over the country, and are ready to settle into the holidays!  If you, like us, have been running around like mad lately, you may be looking for some last minute decor ideas to add that extra little something to your Turkey Day celebration.  Look no further!  Today we have compiled a collection of ideas that will truly make yours a thankful table.

 

The Place Setting: Whether you plan on hosting 30 people or 4 people this Thanksgiving, it’s the presentation that makes all the difference.  The smallest details can leave a lasting impression.  Here are some great ideas for place settings, menus, and seating cards that are elegant, simple and perfectly seasonal!

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Thanksgiving Decorations | Home on the Range

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Thanksgiving Decorations | Home on the Range

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Thanksgiving Decorations | Home on the Range

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The Sideboard:  Chances are, you will be employing a sideboard, buffet, or table of some kind to house your delicious feast.  Make it beautiful!  Adding color, height, and layers will really make it stand out and become a focal piece of the celebration, rather than just a stand to hold your food.

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Thanksgiving Decorations | Home on the Range

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The Table:  Finally, let’s talk table!  Once again, it’s the little things that count here.  Hunt for natural items to include in your centerpiece.  Use placemats or chargers to add color or texture.  Incorporate candles and candle holders of all different shapes and sizes.  Bring out your best china.  It’s time to eat!

Thanksgiving Decorations | Home on the Range

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Thanksgiving Decorations | Home on the Range

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Thanksgiving Decorations | Home on the Range

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Thanksgiving Decorations | Home on the Range

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For more holiday decorating ideas, visit us on Pinterest!  You can also like us on Facebook to have beauty and inspiration delivered straight to your wall.  If you live in (or happen to be visiting) the Steamboat area, come see us at the showroom!  We have all sorts of creative items that will help your holiday home look its best.  Have a happy holiday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a lot going on right now at Home on the Range!  We have a lot of great projects that we’re working on, and we have also had about 10 different shipments of new inventory come in over the past few weeks!  There is some really incredible stuff that we’ve been unpacking, and today I wanted to share a few of my favorites (but by no means an exhaustive list).  All of these pieces are available for purchase right now at the showroom, along with so much more.  Come in and see all of our beautiful new things for yourself!

 

This is a barrel- and an end table!  I love this sooooo much, it looks even better in person.  It’s great because normal barrels are big- they just can’t really be used for tables unless you get super creative, but this barrel is the perfect size for between living room chairs, or as an accent in a bedroom.

Barrel end table | Home on the Range

Barrel End Table

 

We have all sorts of different twig lamps, in different sizes with different shades and colors.  These lamps are great because they are rustic and natural and perfect for mountain lodges and cabins without being too hokey.

Twig Lamp | Home on the Range

Twig Lamp

 

We also have all sorts of new hurricanes and candle holders!  This tall cylindrical hurricane is one of my favorites because it can add an unassuming style to just about any space, and it’s easy to match with almost anything that is already existing.

Rustic Hurricane | Home on the Range

Hurricane Lantern

 

 

We have mirrors galore!  We don’t even have enough places to hang them all!  This hand finished carved mirror with gold accents makes a great statement.

Rustic Mirror | Home on the Range

Rustic Carved Mirror

 

Here’s another example of the variety of accessories we have right now- these come in three different bright (but still distressed) colors- red, yellow and blue!  We had one customer in earlier this week who commented how neat these would be incorporated into a tiered porch arrangement.  What do you think?

Vintage Lantern | Home on the Range

Vintage Lantern

 

We have carried these vintage bottles for a while now, but they just seem to keep coming in more unique and interesting every time!  They even come with dirt and liquid still in them and we clean them out before putting them on the floor- that’s how you know they’re for real!

Vintage Bottles | Home on the Range

Vintage Bottles

 

To see more of our new arrivals, stop in any time!  Visit our website for hours, location and contact information.  You can also stay up to date with us on Facebook and Pinterest!

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