Ladew’s Décor – Part III

Below is the final installment of images of Harvey S. Ladew’s equestrian and foxhunting décor. All photos were taken by my husband, James Berglie of Be Photography. Enjoy! +33   


Ladew’s Décor – Part II

Below are a few more pictures from the shoot – I just can’t pick a favorite! Isn’t the stained glass window below just gorgeous?   +51   

The Foxhunting Décor of Harvey Ladew

*This article originally appeared online at Horse & Style Magazine.* Not too far from my farm is Ladew Topiary Gardens. I have visited multiple times, but I really enjoyed the private tour I received last October on behalf of Horse & Style Magazine. My husband, James, took all of the pictures. Below is a brief […]

Vintage Panel Screen

I’m always on the look-out for interesting vintage equestrian pieces. Just prior to the snow storm last week, a friend saw this cool vintage panel screen on Facebook and tagged me in the picture. Not only did I get it, but I scored it for only $20! AND the seller delivered it to my house! […]

Pinterest Showcase: Make An Entrance

I’m in the middle of rearranging some of my Pinterest boards and recently created “Make An Entrance.” This board focuses primarily on equestrian foyers, mudrooms, and hallways. I love how grand some of these spaces are, but I also enjoy seeing the more sedate, smaller rooms and how they’re still functional as well.   +23 […]

Equestrian Graphics

Look at these fun, printable equestrian graphics I came across! I’m sure the black and white ones would come out just fine on a regular printer. Pop a little frame around these guys and – voila – instant art! I really like the ones below, but there are multiple pages of horses on their site. […]

For the Tree

If your Christmas tree is like mine, it is gradually being taken over by equestrian ornaments, which, of course, is totally natural and completely fine – haha! Every year I add one or two more, so now I have to have two trees (one is pretty small) in order to accommodate my growing collection. At […]

The Sketches of Paul Brown

The first stop on our tour of Middleburg was the National Sporting Museum and Library. Admission into the Museum was $10 per person, and it took us around an hour to get through as it’s not too large. Showcased there was a variety of equestrian and sporting art in a multitude of mediums. Some of […]

An Equestrian Bedroom

You can probably tell which project is next around my fixer-upper farm by following my Pinterest boards. All of a sudden, one starts to get a little more love than another, and recently, the Equestrian Décor board has been filling with equestrian bedroom inspiration. We currently have hardwood floor in our bedroom, but it’s in […]

Keeneland Sporting Art Auction

“With demand for fine sporting art confirmed, Keeneland and Cross Gate Gallery will conduct the third annual Sporting Art Auction in November 2015. Last year’s auction featured 175 high-quality lots representing fine sporting art, American paintings, and sculpture from renowned artists. The Sporting Art Auction represents an inspired collaboration between Keeneland, the world’s premier Thoroughbred […]

Horse Racing Décor

Though my house is very equestrian, there are very two distinct décor themes within that: horse racing and foxhunting. I never can decide which I like best. Recently, however, horse racing won out over the hounds! For my birthday last week, my mom and sister surprised me with some gorgeous gifts from one of my […]

La Troienne and Her Foals

Our education of the great equestrian artist, Milton Menasco, continues… In this post we’ll take a look at Menasco’s most famous and valuable work, “La Troienne and Her Foals: Eighteen Vignettes and One Painting Together in One Frame.” Menasco was commissioned by John Whitney in 1953 to paint this famous broodmare and all her offspring. […]

The Perfect Equestrian Gift

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, then you know how much I love the work of equestrian artist, Liz Wiley. In my post from May, we learned about her company, and in July, we had a Q&A session where we learned more about Liz, her background, her style, and her passion for horses. […]

Pinterest Showcase: Equestrian Décor

Equestrian Décor is probably my most favorite Pinterest board. I post to it so often that I’m thinking of breaking it out into multiple boards like, “Equestrian Art,” “The Equestrian Library,” etc. For right now though, everything will reside together until I make up my mind. All of the below pictures are from Pinterest, of […]

Equestrian Artist – Milton Menasco

Instagram has opened up a whole new world for me since I joined last October. Shortly thereafter, I found @miltonmenasco, and instantly fell in love with all of the account owner’s equestrian posts, particularly the pictures of artist Milton Menasco’s horse portraiture. After about nine months of ‘liking’ virtually every single picture, I reached out […]

Drawer Knobs

A few weeks ago, I purchased a small wooden table at my local vintage sale. It was painted a hideous light teal and grey, but the size was just right for one spot in my mudroom. I knew that with a new coat of hunter green-colored paint, it would be perfect. I ended up repainting […]

Interview with Equestrian Artist, Liz Wiley

Two months ago I blogged about equestrian artist, Liz Wiley, and showcased a variety of her work. I recently had a chance to catch up with her about her art, style, and inspirations. Check out our Q&A below!! Maryland Equestrian: Hi Liz! Thanks for agreeing to this interview! Let’s start with the basics – can […]

The Seahorse

As you’ve probably seen from quite a few of my posts, the majority of my house is covered in horses. Every time we redo a room in our old fixer-upper home, I’ll say, “I think this room will have…an equestrian theme.” Shocker. I recently asked James how he feels living constantly surrounded by horses, and […]


One of my favorite etsy stores is KentuckyBredByDesign. They sell a variety of handcrafted horseracing décor items like customized jockey silks and horseshoes, and I love each and every piece. I’m working on designing my own silks (just because) with our farm colors (which are still to be determined), but once they’re finalized, I’m giving […]

Ouisha Custom Designs

I came across Ouisha McKinney while reading, what else, Equestrian Style by Vicky Moon. I’m sure you are all so tired of hearing about the wonders of this book, but I can’t help myself! I fell in love with the sweater and pottery designs I saw pictured, so I did a little research online and […]

Pinterest Showcase: Vintage Equestrian

One of my favorite Pinterest boards is “Vintage Equestrian” where I pin all sorts of vintage finds – everything from décor and accessories to posters and books. As you’ve probably learned from the posts about my yard sale adventures, I love repurposing the old and blending it in with the new. I like looking at […]

Design on a Dime

I’m starting to wonder why I’ve ever bought anything brand new. This past weekend I was on my way to one of many vintage sales we have around here when I passed a yard sale on the side of the road. The sale was held at a horse farm, so of course I had to […]

One Kings Lane

I recently discovered One Kings Lane thanks to one of my favorite equestrian blogs, Horse Country Chic. They have a large Summer Equestrian Style section featuring a variety of goods – there is something for everyone. My (many) favorites are below!   +37   

An Equestrian Chair

My equestrian-themed mudroom is almost complete! Once it’s 100% finished, I’m going to have James take some professional pictures so I can post them here. In the meantime, I’m on the lookout for one final piece of furniture – an equestrian reading chair. I would love a chair similar to the one pictured below, but […]

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