Built as a caretaker's cottage on a Connecticut horse farm, this home now serves as a guest cottage, Airbnb rental and a private retreat for the property owner. Rust red exterior paint gives the house a subdued touch of color for an updated take on traditional barn red.
Photographer Robert Petersen’s photo of an Icelandic Horse was the perfect jumping off point for inspiration. Crisp whites, muted blues and pale wood tones give the room a natural, dreamy vibe. With wood itself a high-priced commodity in Iceland, Brian opted for a stunning faux-bois wallpaper to complete the look.
Just off of this home's stunning great room with stone walls, sits a quaint foyer space with a blue and white ikat armchair. A large, cherrywood side table features a plant and clear glass lamp, while a photo of a horse above the armchair provides a finishing touch.
Carefully chosen accessories make a good space great. Small horse sculptures seem right in place against the backdrop of a beautiful watercolor — almost as if they'd leapt out of the painting. The lamp lives large without feeling oversized thanks to its slim and tall candlestick base. Plants always make a room feel alive and complete.
The Oatlands gardens in Leesburg, Virginia are distinguished by unusual and old-growth trees including gingko, blue atlas cedar, black walnut, European larch, shagbark hickory, horse chesnut, littleleaf linden, Japanese zelkova and osage orange, among many others.
One of the best investments you can make in life is a sofa with good bones like this teal blue tufted beauty. As seen on HGTV's Secrets of a Stylist, this living room also features an eclectic mix of accessories, including a horse figurine and a white vase full of roses, atop a glass coffee table.
Animals are a popular theme in many corn mazes but Farmer J’s Corn Maze in Dundee, Michigan isn’t content to just honor one. Instead they have created a stunning mosaic of farm animals represented by a horse, cow, bull, chicken and pig.
Stunning black molding looks twice as thick reflected in the mirrored panels on this dining room's ceiling. The molding meets in a circle that surrounds a crystal chandelier. Blurred black and white walls create movement throughout the room, fitting for the running horses that also grace the walls. Red accents lend additional drama to the design.
A pair of textured love seats creates seating around a round, ribbed coffee table. Three red trunks double as colorful decoration and extra table surface, while a horse statue adds to the Asian feel of the design. French doors open into the room to provide access to the balcony and move fresh air and natural light into the space.
Trim a small piece of ribbon and hot glue it into place over the floral wire on the horse's back. Tuck in the sprigs of mint around the outside of the arrangement. Then add more water to the arrangement as needed.
Inspired by the horse painting on the wall, this rustic living room keeps it light and airy. The light-colored couch adds plenty of seating and, along with the handmade shag rug, anchors the room. An antler chandelier adds another rustic touch that complements the exposed ceiling beams. A stone wall around the fireplace adds texture against the surrounding white walls.
Grower Bill Prescott says winterberries are attractive enough to use by themselves in vases or other arrangements. If a few berries start to turn brown or wilt, just pick them off and discard them. Note: the ASPCA says winterberries are toxic to dogs, cats and horses. Avoid using winterberries around animals and children.
In large rooms, pay close attention to the shape, size and scale of any featured artwork. When small subjects are placed across a generously sized room, they lose their impact and appear more as visual clutter than a focal point. Here, in the multipurpose workspace located off the kitchen, an oversized fiberglass Trojan horse grounds the space and creates a focal point from across the great room.
This bedroom is a fantasy world all its own. A mural of celestial horses running across an expanse of stars sets the stage for this room in both tone and color, constrained with the rough, natural tile of the floors. The room also plays with a mix of modern and traditional elements between the furniture and accessories, making this room feel more like an oasis.
The floors are a darker shade of walnut than the walls and ceilings in the bathroom of this loft guest suite above a horse stable. The honed, black granite against the lighter wood tones was selected by the designer to achieve a simple and elegant feel, which also grounded the space visually. A copper tub and sink blend with the color scheme while adding a touch of sheen.
Christmas is the perfect opportunity to pull out those vintage mementoes you've kept tucked away in an attic or closet. Atlanta designer Mallory Mathison added a simple Target wreath to this classic hobby horse, accessorized with a bright red bow for the perfect seasonal touch in this little boy bedroom. Continuing the red theme, vintage twin beds have been painted a cheerful cherry red to beautifully contrast with the room's blue accents.
The next time you go to a yard sale or thrift shop, look for a mirror that you can clean up and use as your budget-friendly focal point above the fireplace. Keep your eye out for unexpected accessories, such as a horse or animal sculpture. You also can layer the mantel with another smaller mirror, like designer Rachel Greathouse did in an Atlanta home.
The craftsmanship of the historic 1906 building, once a horse stable and now brought back to life, is the foundation for the restaurant's design. The entire design team was passionate about showcasing the building's true quality and marrying it to a restaurant with the same standard for excellence. The design palette is restrained to ensure the natural bones of the space are truly showcased above all. A simple, natural palette of whites, wood and accented textures creates understated interest and elevates the original character and materials.