Monday, January 13, 2014

Decor on the Brain..

So you know we are trying to build a house on our farm... and these first steps of getting all the final revisions of the blue prints and getting the blue prints out for bids is taking FOREVER.. or so it seems!  Last month they told us we should be breaking ground by the end of this month.  I am not sure if we are still on schedule for that or not.... but I will say this.  Every single day, I have building decisions on my mind - everything from the big ~ like making sure I like the electric placement of lights and switches and such.... to the small ~ like what kind of sconce light I want to go up the stair case!

With that in mind, I have come across many many equestrian decor pictures.... from the cheap ... to what I consider (for me anyway) to be way over the top!

Lets start with the laugh out loud cheap:  This would be so funny at a barn though!!

...but here are a few things I just LOVE!!  If I could find this - I would buy it for our home.

An elegant forged iron door knocker

..and who wants a boring door stop in your house when you could have this?

..and don't we all need a trophy room?

..and we actually did incorporate a curved stair landing railing like this one 

 
Now - I want to show you a few pictures of what I consider to be over the top.  Before though - I want to make sure you understand that I am not saying that these next things are not beautiful - just too extreme for my taste!

..Okay - so I really do think I could include this table in our library.  Can you imagine the laughs and comments from your friends?


 I am going to guess that maybe the same artist that made the banister - also may have created this.
...and okay - I love the horse head andirons... but there is something creepy (to me) about the hooves!

6 comments:

Angelina said...

what does it say about my taste when I could see both the halter flowerpot hanger and the carved rearing horse banister somewhere on my place?

Angelina said...

what does it say about my taste when I could see both the halter flowerpot hanger and the carved rearing horse banister somewhere on my place?

Kaede said...

there are lots of blacksmiths (I'm not talking about farriers) in Texas. One of them should be able to make a fox door handle. I would think that you might be up for something more Saddlebred related.

My nephew is a blacksmith in the Boston area, He works with his clients to make decorative and functional items for the house. Dragon shaped strap hinges are a popular item.

Perhaps a head and neck of a saddlebred as the door handle,,,

SillyPony said...

I do so wish you would post links to these great pieces and give credit to their creators. You find such lovely pieces, I would love to see more of these artists works.

Jen said...

The fox handle is from here:http://www.archerbuchanan.com/project/starry-night-farm

The rope door knocker is from Pottery Barn: http://www.potterybarn.com/products/rustic-rope-hardware-door-knocker/?pkey=chardware-home&cm_src=hardware-home||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-

The doorstop is from House of Antique Hardware: http://www.houseofantiquehardware.com/Flower-Design-Floor-mount-door-stop?sc=25&category=424959

The Bronze horse table is from an artist named Judy Kensley McKie: http://www.gallerynaga.com/?q=node/17

The sculptured door is from here: http://www.customglassdoors.com/sculptured_doors.html

The andirons are from here:http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/building-garden/andirons/english-equestrian-andirons/id-f_485371/

Nylon Horse Halters said...

Good piece of art and this is a great horse art used in home decoration.