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Horsing Around

I hope you all had a relaxing and recharging Thanksgiving weekend.  I can’t believe it’s already come and gone.

R and I were able to spend time with family and friends (…and spend a lot of time in our PJ’s on the sofa, which is never a bad thing!).

Thanksgiving afternoon went to the horses…literally.

We spend some time out at my in-laws, and visited with two of their horses – Two Socks and Uncle Fudge.  Both were very sweet (although I think if given the opportunity Uncle Fudge would have eaten my ponytail), and the experience got me thinking about design – shocking, I know.

I’ve never been a huge fan of “equestrian” style interiors – they’ve always seemed a bit too traditional in my mind.  The brooding colors…saddles…riding boots…textured leather…horse paintings… you get the picture.

I think that the style is evolving, though, into a kind of “equestrian-chic”, that combines rustic elements and rich textures with simpler silhouettes and softer color palettes.  That eclectic mix is something that really appeals to me.

Okay, maybe I’m becoming a fan of the “new equestrian”…

So, in honor of Two Socks and Uncle Fudge, here are some of my favorite (new)equestrian inspired interiors.

via DigsDigs

BDG Style

via Copy Cat Chic

via The Decorati

via The Better Decorating Bible


Here are a few pieces that can bring a bit of equestrian style into your interior…

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5

What do you think?  Would you ever add a bit of new equestrian style to your home?



7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Equestrian style is has morphed into something very cool lately. I am diggin’ it! It makes me want to wear Ralph Lauren! xo Kristin

    November 26, 2012
    • Ha ha! Ralph Lauren was my first thought, too! I figure, that since I’m in Texas, I should embrace it, right? Just with a more modern twist!


      November 27, 2012
  2. I absolutely love the distressed wooden bathroom door on the track!

    November 27, 2012
    • Me too! I’d love to incorporate one in my “forever home” someday. I think they’re fantastic way to add interest and texture.


      November 27, 2012
  3. I just had to tell you that some of your writing was like poetry up there. The pictures were great, but as a writer, I very much enjoyed the words!

    November 28, 2012
    • Aww thanks, Melissa! You are far too kind.


      November 29, 2012
  4. Reblogged this on sueshan123.

    July 3, 2013

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