Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Equestrian Style

I have always loved EQUESTRIAN style; we are 'horse people' here at Powell Brower. We have a 17 year old Thoroughbred named Willie and a 7 year old Welsh pony named Thomas.

We try to incorporate our horse-love anywhere we can.  I have used our bits, and fly swatters and ribbons in my house for decorating.   Of course both of us would love the real-deal HERMES horse themed accessories, but who has that kind of money?

My daughter, Bethany's  bedroom was adorned with (hundreds of) horse show ribbons growing up, and she protested when I took them down, but here's what I plan to do with them:

{from Copy Cat Chic via Pinterest}

I went so far as to dress my powder room in equestrian style about 10 years ago, and I'm finally tiring of it.  I did a paint treatment on the walls to simulate the color and texture of saddle leather.  I'm ready to change it to navy and white stripe (like our blog header), but here's what it looks like now:

{Old hunt-scene prints from my father and a loose-ring snaffle above}

{A hunt commerative poster I had custom framed and highlighted with another bit - this time a D-ring roller snaffle}

{One of Bethany's High-Point Champion ribbons she let me decorate with}

So let this serve as the 'BEFORE' of the powder room.  It's been a good run, but can't wait to have an 'AFTER' to show you.



  1. Wow, so glad I stopped by. I was big into horses in my pre-babies days. Used to own a farm, teach, train and even owned my own tack shop. Love the bit as art, and your Willie reminds me of a favorite mare!


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