Warning: this post seemed to grow by leaps and bounds, so you may want to grab a cup of coffee before you read any further!
Lately, I've been seeing lots of discussion in the design world on a new trend - All Things Equestrian. From Hermes scarves and Ralph Lauren inspired spaces to rustic log cabins, this trend is getting a lot of press. Before we get to some of my favorite examples, I wanted to show you some images of my weekend.
It appears my family life and the design world have collided on this one!
This past weekend, my daughter, whose been riding since she was five, was in her first horse show. I know, we've waited a very long time to venture into this world! As you can see, Lindsey was totally thrilled with the opportunity. Here she is on Snickers.
In honor of the occasion, we invited some family members (who are avid riders) to spend the weekend with us and attend the show.
I put together this small arrangement and placed it on the bedside table. Everything (except the pumpkin) is straight from the yard - the white bloom is a variety of azalea, loropetalum (which added some nice fall color), rosemary, fern and the berries of liriope/monkey grass.
This arrangement I placed in the bathroom for some color. It has all the same flowers and greenery as the first; but I added a couple of small pheasant feathers for height.
Then, one more super
I tried to keep the arrangement low and full so as not to block the oil painting. Remember, it does not have to be symmetrical. I like the loose look of this.Windwood Farms. The weather could not have been more wonderful. And this farm is one of the prettiest places I've ever been.
I also made this wonderful recipe the night before. This is an overnight pumpkin oatmeal. I placed it in mason jars (sorry I didn't get a picture of them in the jars!), and I topped off each one with a little agave nectar and sliced almonds. Yummy! Here's the recipe if you're curious - Overnight Pumpkin Oatmeal.
OK, so I had to show you this picture. This is inside the barn at Windwood. Yes, that is a huge chandelier and it is in the middle of a horse barn. Can you imagine?! Horses living in a place with a chandelier. I was stunned when I saw it!
Now that I've warmed you up on all things equestrian, let's get to some examples in the interior design world. Here are a few images I've found as of late.
I thought these wooden mini saddle stands were so interesting. Not your usual idea of equestrian.
I really love this image because it does have the trend, but it's not hitting you over the head. Just a small touch of it. Too many pieces and it gets themey.
Don't forget the plaid! This bed looks crisp while still feeling ultra cozy.
I really could go on and on here! This trend is so popular I had trouble picking just a few images to show you. Next time you're out and about, I hope you'll pick up something equestrian for your space! Happy Monday. M.