A smooth stone driveway leads right to the barn, allowing the owners to pull up their trailer and easily transport their horses on the weekends. Thanks to a little window to the left, the horses can peer out while they wait to be loaded.
This ranch style home features a backyard pond with natural stone and evergreen landscaping. Just beyond the pond is an area designed especially for horse lovers –– a private riding arena and several horse stables.
*Hay* there, handsome! Dark wood stables line the sides of the barn, giving each of the horses a spot to hang out in. Meanwhile, clean lines and slim metal bars ensure that the interior looks less rustic and more modern.
In this transitional stairwell, the eye is stimulated by the geometrical woodwork and offset by the hanging art that was once a tool to move air and shoo away the flies in a horse stable. The white railing provides contrast against the gray walls, making the space even more visually appealing.
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.
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.