Designing for the Western Lifestyle: Western Cowboy
Western Cowboy design harks back to the long days in the saddle and to the rugged individuals who made their way west to carve out their corner of the wide open frontier.
Indian and Cowboy memorabilia play a big role in layering on the character of the Old West. Flea markets, antique shops and auctions are great places to hunt for just the right pieces. You can add these pieces into a room to give it a touch of cowboy if you don’t want it in a whole house!
The furniture we put in this Old Western Ranch-style house is a blend of antiques brought out from the East paired with rough handmade furniture and quilts.
The bedroom designed for the grandchildren makes use of an antique tablecloth we cut up to make curtains, antique quilts and old fashioned spindle beds. Pictured is another period lighting chandelier from Lt. Moses Willard.