Before opening the doors of Lorec Ranch, her Oklahoma City-based home furnishings business, Kari Lopez could be found abroad, soaking in the cultures that have inspired Western homes for decades.
When it comes to understanding the essence of Western furniture design, Kari Lopez is well-studied. She fell in love with the West after relocating to Mexico for medical school in 1989, surrounded by the rich charro and caballero cultures. She discovered a deep appreciation for their Old World hacienda-style homes and the distinct materials that went into their signature décor style.
After Mexico came Chicago, then Oklahoma, where Lopez would eventually set up shop in Oklahoma City, then Pawhuska, neighboring Ree Drummond’s now-famous Pioneer Woman mercantile. “The ranching community is all around us, and I love how the people do business based on a trusting handshake,” Lopez says.
Aligned with these values of the Western culture, Lorec Ranch takes pride in its American-made products, making home décor dreams into reality in the heartland of the United States. Seventy percent of the company’s furniture is handcrafted in house — at its manufacturing plant in Oklahoma City.
Now expanded to three locations, including the most recent addition in Amarillo, Texas, Lorec Ranch has captured its clientele with a trained eye in fine details and materials. “We use premium cowhides and leathers, as well as real wood,” Lopez explains. “We truly believe in customizing pieces of furniture that create a legacy and never have to be purchased again.”
Lorec Ranch, 4111 W. Reno Ave., Oklahoma City, 405.948.0018, lorecranch.com
From our February/March 2020 issue
Photography: Courtesy Lorec Ranch