Friday, February 7, 2014

A New Year, the Year of the Horse

Happy New Year!  It's been awhile since I've posted anything on this blog.  After our crazy Christmas season ended, I experienced some serious BURN OUT.  You might know what I'm talking about?  There was so much work that I felt creatively drained and deflated (and the sleepless nights with a tiny baby didn't help).  So, we took a brief "time out" to visit with family and recuperate.  Much needed time.  Time to relax a little, step back and reexamine our goals.  Time to plan for the year ahead.  It felt great to chill out for a bit.  :)  And now I feel re-energized and inspired to get back to work!  I am taking on new interior design clients and starting new projects, and I have a million ideas running through my head.  It's the best feeling.

This year is going to be a big one for our store-- we plan on renovating part of our offices and turning the space into a showroom.  Still not sure if we'll open for regular hours, or if we'll start out as "appointment only".  But if you're in the Philadelphia area, you will be able to drop by and shop in person!  We're pretty excited about it.  With the renovated store space, we'll be able to sell more vintage off the floor, and we'll expand into custom furniture, etc.  As we go, I will post updates here on the blog.  And, of course, I'll share pictures on Instagram (I love it there).  More updates on that exciting endeavor to come.  :)

So, the Chinese Zodiac Calendar calls 2014 the "Year of the Horse".  What a terrific excuse to post about equestrian-related pieces!  I love this prepped out, classic theme.  Who doesn't?  Tweed, plaid, bronze, and polished woods.  Buttoned up shirts and glossy leathers.  Here are some of the things on my radar for 2014, the Year of the Horse:











vintage equestrian decor (via Country Living)


Ralph Lauren (the best)


 Badgley Mischka via Elle Decor (their Kentucky home)


via Pinterest


via Pinterest



My husband was born in the Year of the Horse (1978)...  (other Horse years: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1990, 2002).  What does that say about you?  Well, this:

People born in the year of the horse have ingenious communicating techniques and in their community they always want to be in the limelight. They are clever, kind to others, and like to join in a venture career. Although they sometimes talk too much, they are cheerful, perceptive, talented, earthy but stubborn. They like entertainment and large crowds. They are popular among friends, active at work and refuse to be reconciled to failure, although their endeavor cannot last indefinitely.


For more on this Zodiac year, click here.


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3 comments:

Gina G said...

I love the year of the horse! Glad you're refreshed after your successful busy season!

Yuko Jones said...

I love equestrian inspired decor very much. So preppy, tailored with some vintage charm - that's probably why I love your store! I was born in the year of horse too (the same year with your husband!) and I've been always fond of horses. So glad you came back refreshed! Looking forward to hearing more about your business endeavor!
Have a lovely weekend, Kelly.
Yuko Jones @ northfield gate

Rachel said...

I love the dark interior painting in your home. It's beautiful! Most people tend to shy away from dark colors

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