From sparkling mountains to lush valleys, from steep canyons to wild horses, the western drama of Neon Yellowstone is television on an epic scale – albeit somewhat problematic.
Beyond the majestic landscape of Montana, the series is a show about a family, the gritty, sun-baked, gently conservative Duttons, who raised this pastoral idyll for seven generations and now finds himself locked in a bare-knuckle, all-gun fight 24/7 to keep the modern world and the family’s uncertain past at bay. the gap.
Yellowstone It may be pure American conservative fantasy, but at the heart of this savage empire is a veritable 558 sq. ft. Craftsman lodge, crafted from whole redwood logs, river stone and pioneer grain, worth probably worth temporarily avoiding the show’s questionable politics.
Built in 1914, in real life the Duttons’ home is Chief Joseph Ranch in the Bitterroot River Valley outside of Darby, Montana.
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Inside, the decor of the house is pure Craftsman, with warm, dark woods; sturdy river stone and chocolate leather throughout. Forget the mountains, forests, bulls and rivers outside, this scenery is all about wilderness tamed.
Dear deer antlers and taxidermy elk dot the walls, alongside romantic images of the ranch’s past and old-time cowboys.
Lantern-style lights hang from the rafters of the tree trunk; an antler chandelier glistens above; the floors are warmed by colored rugs; bright throw pillows with Native American geometric patterns dot each seat.
It’s a classic and timeless look that the show’s designers captured beautifully.
As lush as it is comfortable and inviting, the Dutton Lounge is a cocoon of chocolate and leather, shielding the family from the wilderness outside and a beautiful backdrop for interfamily drama.
When not hosting Hollywood, Chef Joseph Ranch offers luxury ranch vacations for city dwellers yearning for the quiet life. Even if you could, you don’t have to travel to the mountains of Montana to get a taste of the wild west in your life.
Here’s how to capture casual western-inspired luxury in your decor:
Stamford Distressed Brown Leather Recliner, Greenslades Furniture – $2599
After a long day on the beach, you deserve a throne to come home to. This vintage-looking leather recliner is pure John Dutton: masculine, sturdy and dependable, with an edge.
Grab a few fingers of good whiskey and sit down to mull over a spell.
Baluch Rug, Vintage Industries – $1125
This hand-knotted rug is not from the United States, it is from Afghanistan. But it has similar rich, earthy colors and geometric patterns favored by artisans from Montana’s 12 tribes.
Perfect for warming up a waxed floor or for Rip Wheeler and Beth Dutton to lay down in front of the fire while gazing adoringly into each other’s eyes.
Russet, Henna and Curry Cotton Velvet Cushion Covers, Citta – $44.90
While the Duttons have more geometric cushions inspired by Native American design, the lush and luxurious colors of these three cushions wouldn’t be out of place in their living room, although John Dutton would probably call them a little too frou-frou for his macho tastes.
1930s New Zealand Sheep Driving Poster Replica, Zazzle – $216
Montana isn’t Mackenzie country, but this classic Kiwi printout wouldn’t be out of place on the Duttons’ wall, where images of the Old West and cowboy lifestyle abound.
Designed to lure city dwellers away from smoggy old London, towards the simpler way of life found in 1930s New Zealand, the nostalgic vibe is perfect for any Yellowstone inspired room.
Elk deer taxidermy, 13 count, Vintage Industries – $5,500
According to the sales pitch, Fiordland has the only free-roaming elk herd in the southern hemisphere, and this guy was once one of them.
Although stuffing and mounting the things they killed is much more the style of the Beck brothers than the Duttons, there are still plenty of hunting and game trophies scattered around the lodge. For the Duttons, hunting is less about pride and more about tradition, necessity and good conduct.
Alfred table lamp, Lighting Direct – $112.44
It doesn’t get much more rustic and timeless than a Victorian industrial lamp with a cast iron look.
Part of the charm of the Craftsman look is low, warm side lighting and lamps, rather than overhead lighting, so lamps are the way to go.
Cape Cod Mimosa Wood Chair, Bunnings – $147
Last seen tossed onto the lawn with maniacal abandon by Beth Dutton, these classic American chairs have been the backdrop for many terse and tense meetings at the lodge – as well as eerie celebrations.
More often associated with seaside locations, this Adirondack or Cape Cod chair still sits well in Montana. The perfect place to plan how to fill the highest administrative positions in your city with your loved ones – according to John Dutton, anyway.
Wooden Cart Wheel, The Market – $69.96
If there is no wooden wagon wheel somewhere, do you even do western decoration? There’s no more fitting shortcut to the look than having one in the garden.
Stag antler chandelier, Hus – 59 cm, $999
John Dutton would be happy to add this locker replica to his chocolate cocoon. It comes in several sizes, but this small version wouldn’t overwhelm the average Kiwi home.
At the Dutton Pavilion, the antler chandelier hangs above the dining table – a visceral reminder that the ancestors ate dirt, or didn’t eat at all. What would Great Grandpa Dutton say about this version? Maybe we’ll find out when the Yellowstone prequel series Y:1883 finally arrives on these shores?