Home is where the heart is!
And that's especially true for Ree Drummond and her newly renovated home on the Drummond ranch in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. The Pioneer Woman has been busy transforming the space where her and Ladd reside now that they're officially empty nesters. But despite things being a little quieter these days, Ree is ensuring that her home is just as full of life—and good memories.
Just the other day, Ree took to Instagram to give us a tour of one of these beautiful spaces that holds a special place in her heart. It's still a work in progress, she warned, but if you ask us, it's a gorgeous place to relax after a hard day's work on the ranch.
"Still fiddling with shelves (I flunked shelves in elementary school) but wanted to show you a little TV-free spot at the top of the stairs in our new house where our old house used to be," she captioned the post.
The sneak peek of this beautiful room revealed a Western-chic style, rich colors (navy walls and gold accents), and plenty of sentimental pieces. In particular, a photo of Ree's late dog Walter and a painting of the famous Charlie adorned the shelves. Then, there's the big piece of artwork that brings the whole room together. But this isn't just any ol' painting—it was originally owned by Ree's late in-laws (Nan and Chuck), so it brings even more meaning to the home.
"The painting was in Ladd's parents' house forever, and I hadn't planned to put it here. But something about the gold sofa and the golden tones of the western landscape clicked, and now this spot is a place to read, think, remember old times, and reset amid glimpses of Nan, beloved ranch dogs, and (eventually) photos of friends and family," she said.
It's no wonder, this space has become a new favorite for everyone in the Drummond family, including Alex and Paige who both commented on the video.
"Might just be my favorite spot in the new house 🥰," Alex said.
"The best spot!!!" Paige agreed.
While The Pioneer Woman is no stranger to remodeling spaces (she took on a reno of The Merc and her Sister House), this place where she lives, eats, and sleeps is particularly important to her. So, making it feel like a comfortable place to hang with her hubby is key.
"Ladd and I sit up here in brief spurts and talk about the kids, the weather, and what the next couple of days looks like. I either have coffee or wine, depending on the time of day, and he has a Dr Pepper no matter what time of day."
We can't wait to see more of Ree and Ladd's new home. But in the meantime, check out these pieces to help you re-create the look in your own home!
Kara Zauberman is the Senior Editor of Content Strategy at The Pioneer Woman, covering stories ranging from food, lifestyle, news, and more. When she’s not writing and editing, you can find her seeking out new restaurants or cooking for friends and family.