Galloping into a Home Near You – The Horse Trend

I’m sure many of you have noticed the pletherication of horse-themed art.  Don’t google it – I totally just made up that word.  I think I meant proliferation.   Anyway, the horse trend is in full trot.

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Ballard Designs has several in their current catalog, like this one:

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The colors of the horse art I’m seeing are usually muted and natural, making this art easy to incorporate in most homes.  Here’s another one from Ballards that has a little more color:

 

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Horses are lovely subjects, but do you think this kind of art will look a bit out-of-trend in a few years?

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I’m also seeing a horse statues and bookends coated in lacquer, like this one from ZGallery:

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I stumbled upon these vintage horse lampbases on Etsy.  Maybe there are old horse accessories that could be modernized a bit to capitalize on this current horse craze?  LOVE this color green!

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 What do you think of the horse/equestrian trend?  Yay or Neigh?  Sorry, couldn’t resist :)

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17 thoughts on “Galloping into a Home Near You – The Horse Trend

  1. carolsmyth@thedesignpages says:

    Funny you should be posting this because I was literally just thinking about this yesterday. I do love the look but I already think it’s dated because it’s everywhere in blogland. I wouldn’t do it unless it was something out of the ordinary like the funky green lamps.

    • Kristie Barnett says:

      Yes, Carol – I must say I agree. Maybe some smaller accessories, but not large-scale art. Of course, I don’t think it wouldn’t look dated to the general population anytime soon, as folks like you and I are very in tune to the “trends” and tend to be bombarded with the newest stuff. Really like your blog and your Ben Moore color picks!

  2. Michelle says:

    Hello Kristie,

    How are you? You are very blessed with talent! Jennifer Becker & I went to high school together and she gave me your info. since I am trying to put together my own home staging business in Ft. Worth, TX. I was wandering if I could ask you a couple of questions: Which staging school did you go with QC??? Do you have your own personal painters, & do they move the furniture as well? Did you use a furniture rental company as first? Fondly

  3. Sheila Zeller says:

    I really like the equestrian look and feel, but in a more subtle way… colours, textures, strategic accessories that hint at equestrian, but not necessarily the full-on display of horses. I have to say, those vintage lamps would be perfect to seal the deal, so I’d take those horses in!

  4. Lisa says:

    You know, I love horses and even had one as a teen, but this trend is not doing it for me. I think it’s because I spent most of my jr high and high school years putting pics of horses all over my walls. I do like the two paintings you showed because they are more artistic, but I don’t think they will be on my walls at this time in my life.

  5. joy says:

    I like these. Horse paintings shows intimacy, kindness, grace, lines, area, and motion/muscle etc. Therefore it present a combination of several elements an art can give, except for bright colors. By no wonder it can always occupy a spot in decoration. I have a big zebra art in my loft:)

  6. Kelley says:

    Reminds me of a great quote from 30 rock:
    Liz Lemon: “Our children should ask themselves, ‘what is art’?”
    Jack Donagy: “We know what art is! Art is paintings of horses!”

  7. Marlo says:

    I don’t know why but the horse trend doesn’t have the right vibe for me. I do like it in some of the pictures you posted here but I wouldn’t select it for my home.

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