I came across some pictures of a ranch style home here in Texas that I decorated and thought I'd post them for you to see. This home was my client's vacation home. He was a roper in the rodeo and bought some land, built the house and then was building a huge riding arena on the property for him to be able to practice with his horses. They had barns built for the horses too. The horses barn looked as nice as the ranch house itself. It was an amazing place. My client wanted me to do all the finishing touches to the home. I decorated the entry, kitchen, living room, master bedroom and guest bedroom.
DecRenew Interiors - Ruthie Staalsen
This was the entry of the ranch house. The piece of furniture was so amazing. The wrought iron work with the rustic wood really introduces the style of the ranch home when you enter. I hung two matching mirrors above this piece to make a statement and that it did. I filled a large glass votive with layers of different color sand. These colors were used throughout the house.
DecRenew Interiors - Ruthie Staalsen
Sorry for the poor quality of these pictures. The sunshine was so bright and my camera was struggling to get some good pictures. In the above picture you can see the whole space from entering the front door. Notice the hat rack so the "cowboys" can hang their hat when they come in from a day of riding.
Very monochromatic space with lots of textures; silver, wicker, wrought iron, leather, etc. I really wanted this man to feel like his home was cozy and comfortable but masculine! I didn't add drapes to the space because the property outside was going to be so beautiful after all the building was done that the drapes would have closed the room in. Since the window was framed with beautiful wood work, it looks fine like it was. If I could add different blinds, I'd probably put some rattan roman shades in the place of these 2" blinds but he had just purchased blinds throughout. Sticking to our budget, there is always Phase II to think about.
This "cowboy" really wanted his vacation ranch to be comfortable so we incorporated leather and fabrics. He also wanted recliners so he could put his feet up after a long day of practice. We really couldn't do ottoman's in this space so these comfy chairs (actually recliners) worked well. The rustic coffee table with the sculpture of galloping horses worked well with the woodwork in the home. I incorporated silver on the mantel to make the room feel classy. Silver always adds that beautiful shiny reflection.
In the master bedroom I used an old barrel as a side table. This bed was imported from Mexico and the bedding was all custom made. I found a leather rag rug and had my upholsterer use it to create the bench and the pillow on the bed. This added so much texture and interest!
I love the dark wood stain on this bed in the Master Suite. I didn't want any kind of bedskirt to cover the beautiful rustic wood detail on the bed frame.
The dining room turned out so beautiful.
The table and the chairs were also imported from Mexico. All handcarved and engraved with embossed leather. Both ordered from different places but work wonderfully together. If we do a Phase II in this dining room, I would like to change out the light fixture. Could have some fun there!! The flooring would be great with a rustic distressed floor too. You know my philosophy though, "you can make a place beautiful without going overboard." My client was happy because he got an amazing home and he didn't have to totally redo EVERYTHING. Adding all the beautiful furniture and accessories made an amazing change, don't you think?
The chairs had this beautiful embossed leather. Notice how the chairs worked with the couch pillows! Got to pull it all together and I'm ALL about the details!
The kitchen is a fun place for entertaining and I incorporated lots of masculine items on top of the cabinets.
I've posted the above picture before. This was the guest room. The headboard was transformed from a mirror to a cutom made upholstered headboard. This frame is so gorgeous, I wanted to keep it for myself.
Hope you enjoyed.