|Dylan & Sammi: That is Sammi's 3rd chocolate-covered strawberry.|
|The great lawn via iPhone Panorama|
The valet took my car and we stood at the entrance to the party. Our eyes scaled the large estate, and then panned for dogs. We arrived just as the "Paw-parazzi" (I did not make that up) were shooting canines and VIPs from BDRR. My girls were smitten by the pups. I too loved seeing these lovable and adoptable canines held by beautiful women in fancy dresses. But of course, I was dieing to see the house. Giddyup!
|setting out on my venture|
|We entered the front hall.|
I ventured through a small part of the 24,000 sq ft. home decked to the nines in "upscale hunting lodge" decor. The house had stone floors, wood ceilings, suede and leather upholstery, ornate iron work, feathered centerpieces, and lots of taxidermy. Room after room was decorated in rich, warm earth tones differentiated in tribal-inspired fabrics, plush patterned rugs, and heavy window draperies.
Here are some of the design details.
|a personalized floor mosaic|
|trophies look down on the great room.|
|Hats for all.|
|Fringe binge bar stools|
|Quintessential steer symbol pillow with optional bling bag.|
|Ornate iron work features an outdoorsy theme.|
|Animal aesthetic: Bear sconce above tiger.|
Beyond the adventurous Western decor, it was just a fabulous place to host a luxe party with dogs.
|Newly adopted Luke with his owner|
Words of gratitude and acknowledgment.
...and everyone ended up in the kitchen!
Designing Spaces and its partners have been working with Big Dog Rescue Ranch over the past year on a makeover that provided a more comprehensive and better organized facility. Improvements to the rescue include an operating room (compliments of Butler Schein Animal Health and Leading Edge), more efficient storage rooms, and a year's worth of pet food donated from By Nature.