All the Best Photos That Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond Has Shared of Her Hotel So Far
Ree Drummond's Boarding House
Ree Drummond’s highly anticipated hotel, The Boarding House, is almost open for business! Food Network’s Pioneer Woman announced in September that she was taking on the project with her husband, Ladd, in their hometown of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. She’s since been sharing progress photos of the 8-room inn on social media, like this shot of the second and third floors that rise above the main level’s metal roof.
When they first started restoring the property, the couple found a pleasant surprise — an old advertising mural — beneath the layers of plaster. “Love it when hidden pieces of history get to come out and play again,” she writes in an Instagram post.
The “Drugstore Room’s” bathroom is a mix of a hexagonal and square tiles. Although she admits she was afraid it “would be a little busy,” Drummond is now pleased she embraced the design risk. “We were sort going for the time period of the building on this one,” she says.
Although she has yet to reveal this room’s official title, it’s still making an impression on the cookbook author. “This is one of the rooms I’m most excited about,” she writes of the gray, red and black tile. “It could be gaudy, it could be fun, it could be both!”
The tile style doesn't end there. The geometric motif in the “Prairie Room” is a pretty geometric pattern that, she says, “I’m really in love with.”
Pop of Color
The mom of four got creative in the so-called “Butterfly Room,” which features a busy pattern that she’s “dying over.” The layout was inspired by a space the couple spotted in Las Vegas.
In the “Tack Room,” a wall of stained wood paneling creates a warm but rustic accent. Drummond also promises, “It’s absolutely NOTHING like the tack room on the ranch, which is an old rock barn with a rusty door and the smell of horse poop.”
The coffered ceiling also adds an elegant touch, which Drummond can sum up in one word: “Swoon!”
Mix and Match
The couple surrounded old ceiling tiles with thicker pieces of wood for an overhead statement that Drummond wasn’t initially sold on. “It disrupts my need for order and logic,” she admits. “But at the same time, it’s a little exciting.”
“Finishes are the fun part!” she writes on Instagram of this reclaimed wood accent wall in one of the rooms.
Room with a View
Another paneled feature wall incorporates their small town charm into the highly anticipated destination, just down the street from their restaurant, bakery and general store, The Mercantile.
Small But Mighty
“Our hotel will have a whopping eight rooms! That’s why we’re calling it a boarding house and not a hotel,” Drummond writes on Instagram, showing off a few more features of her humble project.
Southern and Spa-Like
A concrete-topped vanity, Edison bulb sconces and white subway tile give this bathroom serious farmhouse charm.
Past Meets Present
A glass globe light fixture adds a modern touch to the found mural, which guests can see for themselves when the property opens at a to-be-determined date in 2018.
Humble Rental Abode
Regardless of the property’s size, Drummond is proud of her restoration. “It’s gonna be small, but it’s also gonna have a lot of heart,” she says.