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Decorating Ranch Style

decorating ranch style
    ranch style
  • Modern ranch-style homes, popularized in the 1950s, were championed by such architectural giants as Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Usually found in the western states or western provinces, both in Canada and the United Sates. Includes all meals, services and entertainment provided with your stay. Location is usually on the outskirts of cities.
  • Make (something) look more attractive by adding ornament to it
  • (decorate) award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to; "He was decorated for his services in the military"
  • Confer an award or medal on (a member of the armed forces)
  • Provide (a room or building) with a color scheme, paint, wallpaper, etc
  • (decorate) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
  • (decorate) deck: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
decorating ranch style - Ranch House
Ranch House Style
Ranch House Style
If you grew up in postwar America, chances are you lived in or next to a ranch-style house. And the things we loved about ranches when we liked Ike are still attractive—perhaps more so—today: the liberation that comes with open-plan living, the casual feel of easy kitchen access, the comfort of having bedrooms and children near at hand, the convenience of one-level living, and the everyday luxury of smooth indoor-outdoor flow. So it’s no surprise that the ranch is in style again—and this book showcases the best of it. Whether that style is the mid-century modern of Corbusier and the Eameses, or the cross-cultural awareness of the sixties, or the Pop Art and plastic of the seventies, Ranch House Style offers inspiration and instruction on re-creating these looks in your own home.

But this book isn’t just for style mavens with professional decorators. Because if there’s any one completely American, democratic architectural style, it’s the ranch house. Ranches, in all their glory (and sometimes utter lack of it), are everywhere, usually affordable, just waiting for the right shag carpet to restore their hipness, the right flea-market find to liven up that patio. And Ranch House Style shows how—with examples of the ranch’s flexibility for any decorating style, from Victorian and French Country to thoroughly contemporary, from primary homes in the suburbs to vacation getaways on the shore, from vintage gems to newly built originals. It also shows how to solve the special challenges that come with one-story living in a decades-old house, including how to expand into today’s more spacious footprints, how to renovate for modern amenities, and how best to use the ranch’s typically large plot of land.

Remarkably, there hasn’t been a book on ranches available in decades. Despite the millions that exist across the entire country, the ranch has been ignored by the high-design community. To address that insult to ranch lovers, Ranch House Style also includes thoroughly researched, authoritative material on the style’s history, sociological context, architects, designers, and furniture. This is a serious work that stands alone in its field, in addition to being a beautiful, inspirational, and practical decorating book.

So come visit the ranch—both the remarkably familiar and the strikingly original, from modest to luxurious, in styles from charming to mod—available in neighborhoods everywhere, here showing in all its coolness.

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays - Phantom Ranch - Grand Canyon
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays - Phantom Ranch - Grand Canyon
Phantom Ranch is almost a mile down and 10 miles by trail from the South Rim. Approximately 4.5million people visit the South Rim each year and maybe 50,000 make it to here. The present day ranch was designed by Mary Jane Colter and constructed in 1922. It was called Rust's Camp, then Roosevelt Camp but she named it Phantom Ranch after Phantom Creek that enters Bright Angel Creek just north of here. The Style of architecture is referred to as National Park Rustic. A popular campground - Bright Angel Campground - is just south of here. It was the CCC camp back in its day (before I was hiking). When I first came down, there was a swimming pool, but it was removed in the 1970's. It had electricity when I first visited here, but the Silver Bridge, present water system and septic system weren't in place yet from what I remember. From Wikipedia: The site where the ranch is now located was used by Native Americans; pit houses and a ceremonial kiva dating from about 1050 AD have been found there. The earliest recorded visit by Europeans took place in 1869, when John Wesley Powell and his company camped at its beach. Prospectors began using the area in the 1890s, using mules to haul their ore. At the turn of the century, the founders of the Grand Canyon Transportation Company began a project to exploit its tourism potential; they hired a crew to improve the trail from Phantom Ranch to the Canyon's North Rim. President Theodore Roosevelt travelled down the canyon to the camp during a hunting expedition in 1913; in honor of this visit, the site became known as Roosevelt Camp. Roosevelt's enthusiam for the Grand Canyon helped lead to its incorporation into the National Park System in 1919. The Fred Harvey Company was granted the concession for the camp in 1922; the company hired the American architect Mary Colter to design permanent lodging. Mary Colter suggested that its name be changed to Phantom Ranch.[1] Construction presented a major challenge: all the building materials except rock had to be hauled down by mules. Meeting the challenges at this and other national parks led to the architectural style known as National Park Service Rustic, which features native stone, rough-hewn wood, large-scale design elements, and intensive use of hand labor. During the Great Depression in the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps made a number of improvements to the ranch and its access trails. The 1920s and 1930s saw its popularity grow, and it was visited by many wealthy and notable guests. The Fred Harvey company made it a point to hire young, attractive, well-educated, and adventurous women to staff the resort. ps - do not expect to hike down here, drink a 6pack of Tecate and make it back to the Rim the same day in the summer. Take my advice and take a siesta at Indian Gardens, put on your headlight, take two Tylenol and stagger up to the Rim when it cools down.
The side houses at San Igancio Mini
The side houses at San Igancio Mini
San Ignacio Mini was one of the many missions founded in 1632 by the Jesuits in the Americas during the Spanish colonial period. In terms of preservation, including the architectural and sculptural details that typify the style known as "Guarani baroque", San Ignacio Mini may be the most outstanding surviving example of the 30 missions built by the Jesuits in a territory that now comprises parts of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. It is a tourist favorite for its accessibility, surrounded by the present-day village of San Ignacio in the province of Misiones, Argentina. Rediscovered in 1897, San Ignacio gained some notoriety after poet Leopoldo Lugones led an expedition to the area in 1903, but restoration work had to wait until the 1940s. Parts of the ruins are still precarious, supported by sore-thumb scaffolding that obscures the essential harmony of the complex but does not affect individual features. San Ignacio's centerpiece was Italian architect Juan Brasanelli's monumental church, 74m long x 24m wide, with red sandstone walls two meters wide and ceramic-tile floors. Overlooking the settlement's plaza, decorated by Guarani artisans, it is arguably the finest remaining structure of its kind. The adjacent compound included a kitchen, dining room, classrooms, and workshops. The priests' quarters and the cemetery were also here, while more than 200 Guarani residences, whose numbers reached 4,000 at the mission's zenith in 1733, surrounded the plaza. The complex of the ruins currently holds the Museo Jesuitico de San Ignacio Mini museum. Since 1984 it has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Other Jesuit missions' ruins in the Misiones Province are Reduccion de Santa Ana, Santa Maria La Mayor, and Nuestra Senora de Loreto.

decorating ranch style
decorating ranch style
Retro Style : The '50s Look for Today's Home
Recalling the home fashions of the 50's, this volume offers today's home decorator a more discerning perspective on an era that evokes endless nostalgia. With functional household products-kettles, toasters, hand blenders, and more-being fashionably designed, these stylish accessories make chores at home far more glamorous.
This colorful, easy-to-follow guide highlights the look of the period-from materials like Formica and molded plywood to the patterns of sgraffito and dissected fruit. It also provides how-to projects for creating classic styles in a modern setting.