My Equestrian Estate

Thursday, October 28, 2010
I thought it might be fun to take a little tour through fantasy land :) I'm going to share a little fact with you guys that you probably didn't know. I am a full blown, no doubts about it, hay in my hair...horse lover. I have been since I was a little girl. I think it started when I was four and my Mom had pony rides at my birthday party. I was a goner.



Back to the present though, I'd like to officially introduce you to my gorgeous, superstar of a horse, Cristof. He really knows how to put a girl to shame ;) Here's a picture of us last summer.

Cristof, my dog Conan & Me
Photo credit: Tito Trelles
Cristof is a Friesian, yep, just like Martha Stewart's horses. And I'm sure you've all seen pictures of the amazing stables she created for her horses...Now, I'd like to give you a tour of what our "future" home will be. Won't you join me? ;)

The Entry
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The stairway


The Living Room

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The Office

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The Kitchen

Tommy Smythe's Kitchen via
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The Dining Room


The Master

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The Master Bath

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Baby B's Room

The Guest Bedroom

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Some goodies I found at the Alameda Antique Market with Eddie Ross!
$25 for a vintage hunt print
And this beauty hangs in my dining room right now!
$100 for all of these amazing vintage horse ribbons already shadowboxed and ready to go!
And just for the heck of it a couple of action shots of Cristof...


Cristof, Conan & Me going for a swim
Hope you enjoyed my little tour through my equestrian wonderland!

FYI - Some pictures don't have sources! They've been in my "collection" for awhile and I never kept track. If you know of a source please let me know and I'll add it!

29 comments:

  1. I love all the great photographs. Your horse is gorgeous. And your "future" home is oh so beautiful!

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  2. I really enjoyed the tour. Loved the pics of your you and your horse. Stunning.

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  3. It should be discussed, that feild photo is ahhhmazing. That is art!

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  4. Gorgeous photos!! That one of you and your horse in the field is amazing!!

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  5. *** I', totally in AWE of Cristof~~~ he is one... beautiful... "sweetheart"!!!!!
    Enjoyed the pics... MANY THANKS!
    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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  6. From one horse lover to another... spectacular!!! Loved your post. Thanks for sharing part of your 'life'! Love the shadow box too. Give me a fantastic idea for displaying all of my daughter's ribbons in her room. Thanks again :)

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  7. Beautiful photos! Cristof is so handsome! I love the action shots.

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  8. WOW WOW WOW! I hope you have that field photo enlarged and displayed prominently in your house. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  9. Wow..LOVE to see a fellow designer and Horse freak, like myself! I own a beautiful off the track Thoroughbred and my good friend has a 15 month Fresian!! Horses are the best, 2nd to design love!
    See my horse blog at www.sweethorsesbreath.blogspot.com
    I LOVE the dream house and WHAT a fantastic idea for all those ribbons...hmmm, I may have to dig some of my ribbon archives to do that!! LOVE this post!!! :)

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  10. Also, if you dont mind, I would love to link this posting my horse blog for my readers to see. I know they die over it! :)

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  11. What a beautiful picture of you and your horse!

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  12. What a beautiful horse!! I'm an avid horse lover myself. My friend has a stable full of Friesians- they are magical storybook creatures.

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  13. Lovely! Your horse is drop dead gorgeous. I love your style & your visions for your future house. Very inspirational. The picture of the bookcase & all the books on the table was to die for. I am a huge book worm & am always looking for stylish way to store.display my books.

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  14. I too am a horse lover. I don't have a horse yet, but one day I will have land, a fabulous home and a barn and stables for my horses! Gorgeous horse baby!

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  15. Love the kitchen photo and your horse is absolutely exquisite.

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  16. I have to confess I'm a horse addict as well. I love every single pict! I've been struggling with how to marry my equestrian, hunt country style with my love modern. But the picture of the stairway nailed it. Christof is beautiful and no doubt a daily inspiration!

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  17. WOW R, This was a fabulous post. Your horse is GORGEOUS and I love the water shot. Is the lab yours too? Adorable shot. Hope you framed it. These pics. were SO very inspiring to me, as I see so much "white" going on these days, and yet, these seemed to show how classic black still can be. Just beautiful. Thanks again for sharing!!! ~M.

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  18. Friesian...I'm so jealous. I've always loved the breed. I own a couple of Chincoteague Ponies now, along with my retired 16.3 hand dressage horse, Niatross - who oddly enough arrived as a giant out of his pony mom.

    I think you should post more pictures of your boys on the blog...so pretty. I bet you're hoping for a girl so she can share your love of equines.

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  19. Ok-- love your style! I'm OBESSSED with Tommy Smythe's kitchen and looking to remodel my kitchen with my end goal being his kitchen. I'm currently on the search for the flooring. Do you think its slate? tile? Any leads would be great! I can't seem to find that size, color etc etc.

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  20. Your photos should definitely be framed! Beautiful. Also, love your dream house. Totally my style--I could move right in!

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  21. I love the pictures of you, your horse, and dog.
    And thank you for the tour of the future house.
    The pictures are great.

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  22. The first shot is AMAZING! Please tell your photographer I plan to steal his composition at some point in the future. Also wondering about the framed ribbons in the dining room, are those your ribbons that you framed, or did you purchase it someplace already framed? Also and avid horse lover here...check out my blog www.hoosiermama.com and search "horse" tags. I had to euthanize my beloved mare last winter.
    Cristof is stunning.
    ~Sarah

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  23. Whoops, looks like you're blog is private! lol send me an invite! :)

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  24. Hey Sarah- I got that ribbon shadowbox at a fleamarket, so unfort the ribbons aren't mine. Aren't they gorgeous? They're all from the 60's too! I've been debating about adding mine to it, but I'm thinking I shouldn't "taint" the purity of it ;) lol. Can't wait to check out your blog! It's so hard to find a good horsie blog these days!

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  25. I want you to know that I look at this post almost daily -still love it!

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  26. If you like horses, you should check out my pinterest boards :)

    http://pinterest.com/bitandbee/

    xoxox

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  27. Reichel~ Sorry about the "private" setting....I locked it for a bit but it's wide open now!
    Perhaps do some browsing while you await the new bundle. I know how it feels. My due date came and went. It's like the morning of my due date I just expected the contractions to start. Right?...No. She came two days later though :) So, here's the address again www.hoosiermama.com

    It's not totally horses...but there are quite a few horse posts. Keep percolating that baby! She'll show up sooner or later!

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  28. What a great fleamarket find! I can't say I've ever found anything that cool in Indiana :(
    We have some great vintage shops...just haven't stumbled onto much in the equine department. Maybe you should put your ribbons in another shadowbox to hang in the tack room of your future equine estate :) Totally!
    p.s. I posted earlier that I unlocked my blog. www.hoosiermama.com
    Your spare moments to read will be few and far between very soon :)

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