Tasked with creating a home for a couple with opposite design tastes, designer Erica Lea Hendrix of Erica Lea Design Studios—along with builder Rick Ramsey of Rick Ramsey Design Co. and Jason Thompson of JL Thompson Design Group—created a grand yet inviting custom home that has been thoughtfully coined “The Ozarks Lodge.”
According to Hendrix, the husband’s style was influenced by a long career in the hunting and fishing industry, while his wife was drawn to a more French aesthetic.“He was passionate about the rustic flavor of the house and that detail portion of it, and she wanted something more traditional,” says Hendrix. “And so to marry those two styles together we created some rules for ourselves.”
Rule No. 1: the architecture and anything fixed to the home would be rustic in detail, and the furnishings would lean more ornate and traditional. Hendrix placed delicate antiques against dark woods and plaid fabrics across from natural stone, creating a rustic yet lived-in quality in the home.