It has now kicked off – London Paralympics 2012! It’s time to get in the mood and cheer on the competitors to top their personal best. I’m going to Greenwich on Tuesday, it’s guest blogger Sara Hernmarck who invited me along. Can’t wait!
Found these photos on Art Partner‘s website, they’re a talent agency in New York. I just smile at myself, as soon as there’s horses in a picture or piece I instantly pay more attention to it. It is such a cheap trick! The brands out there just have to add a bit of pony power and I will most likely buy it, or at least blog and talk about it (when the price tag calls for talking rather than buying…).
For example, when I was out and about the last week I came across Tommy Hilfiger’s shop windows – and boom! Something horsey! Up with the phone and click, picture taken. Then I walked past an interior store, and boom! A gorgeous rocking horse – click!
If it wasn’t for my other half, our house would probably be filled with horsey products. Newmarket rugs on all sofas and chairs (now it’s just on the bed), cushions with horse motifs and of course, every wall covered with horsey paintings and pictures. I would especially try and get some pictures from photographer and rider Sophie Mörner, also based in New York. Love this one called Unison from the Arrow collection. Have a look at more of her stuff here: www.sophiemorner.com
Now – time to turn on the telly for some Parlympics!
How many of you dream of one day getting to build your own stable? I know I do… A bit too often probably. First you dream up the exterior, American barn or English stables. What type of brick to use. Or should it be a wooden stable á la Scandinavia? What windows & doors should I go for? Then you get to the interiors. What colour scheme works best with horses? Is there Feng Shui for horses? Where to put the tack room? I must fit a sofa in the tack room for the dogs to sleep on. What sofa to choose.. And the list goes on! Here are a few of the stables that gets my mind going… If you’ve got a dream stable that you dream of let me know!
The Queen of America, Martha Stewart, has a pretty impressing stable for her Friesians.
Mellow yellow, old school green or light and modern
Bricks and stones.
Tack rooms, old and new…
Perhaps your stable needs an office?
My family built a stable in an old barn a few years ago in Sweden (too bad I can’t get the stable to move over here). The company who supplied the interiors (stable boxes etc) came out and took some photos for their brochure and website. It puts a smile on my face everytime I see my mothers Welsh Mountain mare Rosie (who dissapears in that big stable) and my then three year old mare Queen of Clubs, who now lives in Northern Ireland, in the photos.
So, what’s going into your dream stable?
/Caroline, Get the Gallop