InspirationAugust 14, 2009

Equestrian Chic with Badgley Mischka

As you may notice, this is not fashion. Fashion Friday is going to be Fashion Monday this week because frankly, I was a bit over-served last night and if I even try to think too hard about anything I fear my head might explode all over my computer. I had this post lined up for next week and instead am gonna flip flop and post my shopping list for fall on Monday!

But there is a fashion element to this! The Kentucky horse farm belonging to the design duo behind Badgley Mischka featured in Elle Decor this month sent me on a “I wanna live in the country” tailspin (well, ideally I would live in the city M-F and the country weekends and holidays, but I digress.) I am loving amazing details of the house itself, but what really seals the deal is the oh-so-chic black barn! It’s amazing how black paint (like a black dress) can make anything look better!



The house is really a study in neutrals and black. Tons of layered textures, but all within this palette. I tend to go for really colorful things, but this space appeals to me intensley!

In the casual dining nook more black paint- it looks so incredibly understated but yet dramatic.

More layering of textures within the palette- glossy brass, clear cystal, black leather,
rich woods, woven neutrals…

A simple low slung wood bed capped off with the luxurious leather bench and monogrammed linens looks fresh but timeless.

That stack of Louis trunks- yes, please.

One of my favorite rooms is this guest bedroom below left with it’s subtle pink walls, monogrammed chair and glossy black dresser fitted with chunky crystal knobs. This room screams “fashion” to me.

The kitchen is a classic beauty- subway, brass bin pulls and marble and granite tops (notice the smart flip flop of finishes- carerra on black cabinets, black granite on white cabinets)

A little sweet tea on the porch would do just fine…

Get the look for less with items like these:



Expedition leather trunk and nailhead dining chairs from Pottery Barn:

Black pedestal table and horse figurine from Ballard Designs.

Preppy wool blankets form Pendelton:

Saddle brown leather ottoman from Overstock.com

A tufted roll arm sofa from Mitchell Gold:

Unlacquered brass bin pulls from Rejuvenation and a glass shade pendant from Sundance Catalog.


Crystal Chandelier from Golden Age USA($664) or GreatChandeliers.com ($179!)

And just to tie it all together- for pre-fall 09 and fall RTW 09 the duo did happen to show a whole lotta black, just like this space!

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