(via decor 8)
Whinnying horses and country homes were not a part of my upbringing...but I think in my next life they will be. I've only ridden a horse maybe ten times in my life and though I was bucked off of one beauty when I was in junior high, it never deterred me from dreaming that someday I would one day be able to just walk out of my farmhouse and saddle up. This quiet ache overcame me once not so long after that accident when I stumbled across a pair of riding pants and boots during a morning of yard saling with my mom. They say to dress the part if you really want something...and so I did. I was utterly convinced that I had pulled off this look:
When in all actuality, I had managed to create this look:
And after witnessing far too much of this at my expense:
decided to hang up my chaps and spurs and get back to what I knew...
Venezia sweaters and Swatch watches.
So, while I'd love to think someday I'll make it to the Kentucky Derby dressed to kill...
For now I substitute my need for feeding carrots through fences to big buck teeth with trying to figure out ways to incorporate my equestrian dreams into beautiful interiors. Here are a few of my favorite inspirations...
(desire to inspire)
(eric roth photography)
(via design sponge)
Love those horse shoes...fabulous idea...think of all that good luck!
(melanie acevedo photography)
Oh, to have won these ribbons.