LOVE this chair!
 Rustic + dressy - my favorite combo
 Reminds me of Austin - who needs a Corona?
 Truman: "Tell me to move...I dare you."
 Symmetry and balance, with a hunk of love in the middle.
 222 Golden Retrievers recently met at their birth place, Guisachan House, to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Golden Retriever Club of Scotland.  The home was owned in the mid-1800s by a gentleman named Dudley Coutts Marjoribanks - later known as Lord Tweedmouth.

 Simple and chic
 LOVE the gold everywhere
 Notice the numbered pillows with art
 Modern - it's rare an equestrian look is cutting edge - so cool

 Elegant - love the colors
 Slow and steady gets a nod

 Where's Waldo? Find the small horses, horns and fur pillows

 My friend's house - love it!  They are a hunting family and 
she worked that in quite well.
 Nothing says "relax" like a sleeping dog and a comfy couch
 Sophisticated kitty
 "Yes, this is my bed.  Why are you bothering me?"
The French cow...pass the creme fraiche!
 This house is awesome and for sale in Houston

Animals make my heart sing.  Even as a small child, I was always having neighborhood pet parties catered by moi!  I made gingerbread cakes topped off with whipped cream in The Easy Bake Oven and insisted my cat eat from the pink, Baby Tenderlove highchair.  He obliged me, but not without an angry, swishing tail.  My dog, Alfie, (short for Alfalfa) rode in the basket of my bike to Dairy Queen for a small soft serve cone.  Clearly, I was a bossy little girl.  I guess it was worth putting up with me for the benefit of food and a ton of attention.  I couldn't live without a wagging tail at the door.  Call me a narcissist, but constant adoration works for me!  Using animals for decor is in the same category as most things in good interior design - edit and place tastefully.  I once toured a home where every inch of wall had an animal trophy, including a massive water buffalo head above the master bed.  I don't know about you, but I don't need any extra eyes on me in bed...fake ones or not!  It was disturbing, even by Texas standards!  Anatole France said, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.”  Indeed! 

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Photos via, Pinterest, Tumblr, The Modern Equestrian, Architectural Digest, HAR, Belgian Pearls, Tillman's Roadhouse, Julia Szabo's book: Animal House Style, Cote De Texas