In The BNOTP Library: Equestrian Style

I’ve never ridden a horse, although I think they’re beautiful, and I would starve to death if I had to hunt for my food, but there’s just something about the whole equestrian and hunt lifestyle in design, decor and clothing that I find so appealing and intriguing.

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In the BNOTP Library: Equestrian Style: Home Design, Couture, and Collections from the Eclectic to the Elegant
Author: Vicky Moon

Equestrian Style by Vicky Moon

3 Things I Like About This Book:

  •  I love books that approach design from a different angle than the same-old, same-old that we see in all the decorating magazines. This book, Equestrian Style, reminds me very much of all the books I have collected and love by Larry Sheehan, books like The Sporting Life, The Birding Life, The Angler’s Life, The Gardener’s Life, and Living With Dogs. They are all about how our passions  (fishing, birding, hunting, gardening, etc…) spill over into all the areas of our life including how we dress, how we decorate our homes, what we collect, etc… Equestrian Style does the same thing and is written for those who love and enjoy the equestrian lifestyle, be it in clothing, decor, collectibles, on the farm, in the field or at the track. I was seriously drooling over the full two-page spread of equestrian china patterns.
  • Of course, my favorite part of the book is seeing into the homes of those featured in the book who live the equestrian lifestyle. Some are truly beautiful and all are fascinating.
  • The photography in this book is beautiful! Unfortunately,  Amazon doesn’t give you a peek into the book (shame on Amazon!) but their description of the book is fitting:

In this luxurious tour through stylish equestrian-themed interiors, Vicky Moon captures the rich details—from the coveted to the quirky—of the art, architecture, clothing, and people inspired by the classic horse motif. Vicky Moon captures the equestrian way of life with an unprecedented peek into dozens of stunning residences. You’ll visit a French-accented mansion decorated with contemporary horse art; an equestrian resort on 395 acres, complete with cottages for rent and a large private collection of carriages; a spa with a swimming pool for horses; and a working barn that Kathryn Ireland decorated to do double duty as a home for a professional horseman, riding instructor, and model whose students included Jackie Kennedy Onassis.


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  1. I love this book, it is beautiful on my coffee table. I bought this many years ago when I lived in Northern Virginia – along with a few others by Vicky Moon. She has a “Best Dressed Salad” book which looks great in my kitchen as well —

  2. We no longer have horses there is so much enjoyment having your own horses in your backyard.

  3. Speaking of decorating with one’s passions, I suggest researching “Pebble Hill” in Thomasville GA. This was the winter home of a wealthy industrialist and the entire home is decorated with beautiful images of birds and dogs, his daughter’s passions…art, rugs, figurines, china, et al. I was instantly enchanted exploring each room and could have lingered for hours…the docent had other ideas! Thanks for your blog…I learn so much.

  4. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    Christy, that sounds right up Susan’s alley. Bet she’ll be planning a trip there soon. 🙂

    Susan, I agree about the equestrian and hunt lifestyle and I too have never hunted and the thought even makes me sad 🙁 but I have been on a horse and all it did was make me wheeze! So much for that. Like you, I would have to observe these things, ‘from afar.’ Looks like a great book. Thanks.

  5. Margaret Robinson says

    I’ve a gelding named Smokey Robinson and it’s great fun – we just do trail riding and we’ve two lessons a week – one for him and then one for me. It’s all good and I’m about to order the equestrian book – cover hooked me immediately! Another book you’ve gotten me interested in – thanks.

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