The Chinese New Year started January 31, 2014, and this year is the Year of the Horse. In China the celebration is marked with customs that include cleaning house, preparing a feast that included fish, meat, roasted nuts and seeds, candies and fruits, and posting red scrolls on every gate.
We think it would be fun to celebrate the Year of the Horse by giving your home an equestrian touch. Equestrian style is rugged yet refined. Colors, fabrics and textures are rich, and the look is one of casual elegance. Take a look at these hot to trot pieces for your home:
With equestrian style, leather is an important fabric. Our Thread & Feather Riviera Chair is 100% genuine leather, with deep tufting and nail-head trim that showcase its texture. Roomy and inviting, this chair is soon to become the best seat in the house.
Equestrian style also includes seasoned wood pieces that look like they’ve been passed from generation to generation. This Coffee Table from the Post & Rail Collection fits the bill. Inspired by a time when wood furniture was crafted by cabinetmakers without screws or staples, it utilizes reclaimed and recycled woods for a one-of-a-kind piece you’ll love for years.
This Wood and Leather Chest looks like it was assembled from a stack of Old World leather suitcases. Use one in your foyer, family room or guest bedroom. With nail-head trim and strap detailing, it provides a stately accent piece for your room as well as an opportunity to add some storage.
Need a place to sit when you pull on your riding boots? Our Wood and Leather Bench is the perfect location. Featuring nail-head trim and strap details, it provides extra seating. Or use it as a unique cocktail table in a traditional or contemporary home. This special piece would blend with any décor and provide an interesting element of surprise.
Rich texture is an important element in equestrian style, and our Emerson Chair combines two. In gorgeous brown leather with contrasting burlap fabric sides that feature a script design, this piece is an uncommon take on a traditional leather chair. In a cozy den or set by a fireplace, this handsome chair will make your heart race.