Welcome to Big Star Ranch & The FunkYard

Big Star Ranch is located in the scenic Sierra Foothills and is the home of Sally Peterson, artist and interior designer, and her husband and two boys. On the ranch is a large old barn, converted to Sally’s and Monica Hughes workshop and studio. here they create individual pieces and collaborate on large commercial projects.


From salvage yards and garage sales come the dreamscapes for the creation of unique and personal sculptures, home furnishings and design. Inspired in part by the discards of our world, and also by the bounties of nature and beauty at Big Star Ranch, turning junk into treasures is Sally Peterson's passion. View the gallery for her FunkYard Flowers, art, furniture and more.

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Art + Welding

Sally's works of art are inspired by her passion for turning junk into treasure. Each piece is individually hand-crafted with love.

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Interior Design

The home should be an artful expression of yourself, and be as wonderfully unique as the people that inhabit the home!

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Sally Peterson and Monica Huges partner to create one-of-a-kind wood + metal creations and interior spaces for local businesses.

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