Trend Spotter: Equestrian Inspired Interiors

March 19, 2012

Lately it seems that I am surrounded by all things equestrian.

Close to home for instance, is our very own Madison Spangle (Christi’s daughter) who recently won the title of Sedgefield Showgrounds Medium Pony Division Year End Champion (way to go Maddie!).  Her horse Gracie goes by the clever show name of “Connect The Dots“, can you guess why?

I adore this photo of Madison (and Gracie) ~ at just twelve years old, I find her grace and dedication awe inspiring.

Spring flowers and warmer temperatures remind me that hubby’s birthday is right around the corner and every year on (or about the time of) his birthday is the Kentucky Derby at the beautiful Churchill Downs.  About eighteen months ago our office had the pleasure of visiting the Churchill Downs facility.  When you combine the grandeur and history, the wager process and the mint juleps ~ its an experience you will never forget!

As I was shopping the High Point Furniture Market last fall I came across a number of equestrian inspired designs.

Images 1-8 above were taken by Barbour Spangle

It’s pretty obvious that I am not alone:  Take a look at all the horse inspired interiors I have seen pop up on Pinterest lately.

I adore the grand scale of this horse print over the chartreuse lounge chairs!

via Houzz – Garret Cord Werner

This black and white print over the desk makes what would have otherwise been a pretty rustic setting feel a little more mod.

Photo:  Rob Brinson

Design & Styling: Jill Sharp Brinson

via: Design Sponge

Photo: Douglas Friedman

via: Habitually Chic

I’m such a big fan of overscaled artwork, especially the scale of the print in this bedroom.

via Elements of Style

I had the pleasure of sharing the stage last fall with Melanie Turner-Davis the talented designer who created this lovely interior that includes a horse triptych.

Design: Turner Davis Interiors

If you too are inspired by our equestrian friends,  DESIGN SEEDS has already created a color collection specifically for you!

Once you get your interior painted perhaps you will find some inspiration for your exterior from these lovely barn images.

Source:  Vineland Estate Winery’s 1877 log barn is where you will find their wineshop and gourmet market. Vineland, Ontario.

Justine Taylor who writes birch & lily (a blog I am happy to have stumbled upon and plan to start following) has featured quite a few barns in her blog.  Below are some of my favorites.

Source:  Country Living via birch & lily

I especially love this all white barn with the transom windows along the top!


Photograph by Zan Passante,

featured on Style at Home

via birch & lily

And last, this one should put a smile on your face.  It did mine.

I could not resist sharing this image found on Pinterest but I have had a hard time finding the source.  If you know who took this photograph, where the barn is or if it was featured anywhere please comment below or email me.

If you like this post be sure to check out our post Trend Spotter: Barn Doors

xo Christi

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