Year of the Horse

We're celebrating Chinese New Year and the year of the horse with some of my favourite equine-inspired spaces.

The first day of the 2014 Chinese New Year is on January 31 and we’re celebrating the year of the horse with some of my favourite equine-inspired spaces.

 

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi sprinkle some horse love around their absolutely gorgeous Santa Monica Mountains ranch (with designer Cliff Fong).

 

Photo: William Abranowicz via Elle Decor

 

Photo: William Abranowicz via Elle Decor

 

Photo: William Abranowicz via Elle Decor

 

I fell in love with this life-sized horse lamp the first time I laid eyes on it in the Klaus storefront window on King Street in Toronto. One day I will have one.

 

Source: Yonge Street

 

Photo: Fran Parente via Refinery 29

 

Darryl Carter’s New Traditional style which features a predominant colour scheme of contrasting white and black is warmed with equestrian features.

 

Photo: Simon Upton via Elle Decor

 

Photo: Simon Upton via Elle Decor
Photo: Simon Upton via Elle Decor

 

At our home, Ruby, now 12, has had a long affection for horses. Her bedroom shows glimpses of her love for these amazing creatures.

 

Photo: Per Kristiansen
Photo: Per Kristiansen

 

Here’s Ruby in the country last summer with the neighbouring farm’s horses, Duke and Cocoa.

 

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Children and horses are a magical combination.

 

Source: Ralfefarfars Paradis
Source: Ralfefarfars Paradis

 

Why not shower with a horse?

 

Source: SHOP thomaspaul
Horse shower curtain. Source: SHOP thomaspaul

 

Nobody does horses like Ralph Lauren.

 

 

Live beautifully,

Cynthia

 

Feature image: Lea Michele’s West Hollywood bungalow via Domaine

 

 

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