Here a blend of rustic materials meets up with layers of structure and sophistication. The shapeliness of the chair and condition of its leather creates a haute-worn (not worn-out) look.
The raw ceiling and open view is balanced by the smooth hearth and soft silhouettes of the chairs, giving the room a svelte touch. Openness and room to move about keeps the room clean and chic. In this kind of space, less really is more.
Leather and raw materials given a softer, lighter touch. Incorporating a bit of Giant-esque ranch style doesn't mean cowhide and boots lying around.
Heavier furniture and colors meet up with light walls, delicate lighting, and a detailed rug to give the room the perfect balance.
Structure, structure. When choosing leather, consider the shape of the piece to put a new spin on the classic material.
Just like Elizabeth Taylor's Texas living room in Giant, this room has an open, substantial feel created by thick and heavy details like the columns, ceiling, large window framing. Yet notice the smaller, shaplier elements of the curved table, the chairs, the plants, the sculpture, the lights.
This of course is not ranch style, but this photo does a good job of exhibiting how a splash of a colorful, shapely piece of furniture in a larger space can add elegance. Blending two styles such as ranch and chic often means nuances of one or the other, not letting the two styles compete.
Also consider leather in an untraditional color, and tie it in with surrounding details.