Majestic Stripped Cedar Trunks bring the forest into the Great Room, while ingeniously anchoring the physical structure of the residence. Historic red and white oak planks of random length provide an authentic floor and a patina that only comes with age. The Prairie stone featured on the exterior of the lodge was also used for the vertical masonry within—including the magnificent hearths. The horizontal stone for the flatwork was sourced from Frontier Stone. Custom furnishings like the hair-on-hide sofa by Hancock & Moore and an eye-catching slab coffee table inlaid with turquoise by Andy Sanchez create a one-of-a-kind ambiance. The nail head accented buffet— topped with buffalo leather—is from Bausman & Co. Stained alder wood frames the windows here and throughout the lodge.
Custom draperies in a sophisticated caramel from John Tate Workroom in Bozeman, Montana frame the master suite’s spectacular mountain views. Large windows and winter scenes are beautifully balanced by accents such as the sunset-hued pillows in a Roldolph fabric from C Thru Boutique in Three Forks. The Western Heritage dresser inset with copper panels adds additional warmth and incandescence, its luminosity enhanced by the custom-made Naytura chandelier. Petrified juniper from Northern Montana serve as bedposts. The chest at the foot of the bed is from G & J. Styles and the horn legged table in the sitting area was sourced locally.
Tumbled travertine tiles surround the deep copper soaking tub from Signature Hardware Co. The charming pinecone and fir accented light fixture is from Naytura.
The centerpiece of the kitchen is a colorful soapstone island with copper siding and barstool seating. Alder wood cabinets and alder wood facing on the appliances contribute to the golden glow of the room. The lighting fixtures from Naytura cast a soft radiance, enhancing the natural finishes throughout.
An Alder wood dining table created specifically for the space by Bausman & Co. is complemented by leather and iron side chairs from Hickory Chair Furniture Co. Custom built end chairs sport a rich Donghia fabric and nail head trim. The stunning shed antler chandelier designed by Fishers Antler Art highlights the seating area in traditional style while trowel-finished walls in a vivid cinnamon spice things up. The home features a combination of new and historic Douglas Fir; the personality of reclaimed timbers with the Prairie Fieldstone of the hearth imparts a richly seasoned, timeless quality.
An earthy citrus fabric by Dedar pops against the dark chocolate leather of the Vanguard nail head chairs in the sitting area. Draperies with cool, cocoa linen ties are from John Tate Workroom and the fun, natural-bark shade on the chic iron lamp adds textural flair.
Luxurious draperies from the John Tate Workroom replete with deer antler finials continue the rustic glamour and theme of the lodge. A custom designed wall of alder wood bookshelves suggests the luxury of slowing down and relaxing while vibrant, happy bedding from Berry Creek Home keeps the mood stylish, not stuffy. The dramatic metal and calcite light fixture is from Juliann Iron Originals in Bozeman.
The primal pleasure of a deep stone basin by Stone Forest offers a sensual take on the traditional powder room, while the rustic aspen vanity by Beartooth Creations Inc. brings the beauty of nature into an everyday setting. The sunny coral mirror from Frugal Frames and lively striped hand towels brighten the neutral naturals. Light fixtures are from Hammerton.
The brilliant use of a gorgeous variety of woods along with Prairie Fieldstone masonry gives Elk Ridge Lodge a rugged elegance and old world feel. The Bison bull keeping watch is a Blue and Crockett, one of the largest animals indigenous to the area.
Beartooth Creations provided the gnarled aspen trunks and branches that create a sense of forest magic in this enchanting guest bedroom. The light fixture by Juliann Iron Originals adds to the adventurous décor. Warmly-patterned Pendelton blankets topping the bunk beds along with sumptuous leather fringed pillows (from C Thru Boutique) and bedding in the home’s signature tangerine hue ensure a cozy-cabin feel. The flat weave rug is a Navajo reproduction.
A fabulous outdoor hearth provides the perfect venue to drink in the vistas or to observe the abundant wildlife in the area. The faux fur throw and pillows form a toasty contrast against the neutral chic of the classic and enduring Sunbrella fabric on the sofa and chairs. Furnishings are from Old Hickory Furniture Co.’s The Great Outdoors Collection.
(Originally published in the January/February 2013 Issue of Cowgirl Magazine).