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Equine Art is Definitely “IN” in 2011

Dare to be distinctive. As I’ve written before, Equine art is definitely one of the hot 2011 trends. But equine art really never goes “out” of style.

Here’s an example where some hot designers are utilizing the elegant equine to add to the classy look of theirs or their clients’ homes. This first one is Summer Thornton Design’s lovely example of utilizing equine art. See what impact it has because it’s large and because it’s much more fresh and unique than other subject matter.

Although equestrian art and style existed for hundreds of years, it was Ralph Lauren who mainstreamed the equestrian style in our homes as this example from Ralph Lauren Home demonstrates:

Style at Home editor Erin McLaughlin has also incorporated her love for horses in her home’s interior design. The exquisite paintings of her gelding by artist Jennifer Pratt are hung in her front entry (photo credit: Erin McLaughlin).

And look at the impact of this horse art in a modern bedroom (photo credit: Christine Lane Interiors).

And the winter issue of Arabella magazine boldly uses a magnificent horse on their cover. Arabella is a Canadian Art, Architecture, & Design magazine.

I’ve just ordered a canvas gallery wrap of one of my equine photographs for my own home and can hardly wait for it to arrive. I should have ordered it much larger.

You too can bring horses into your home (or office) decor and wow your family and guests! Although I do offer equine images as fine art prints or canvas gallery wraps, I have another unique and reasonably priced option. Large as life, loose canvases are simple to hang (in the way quilts or rugs are hung for instance). Unlike large stretched canvas gallery wraps, this option is easy to ship or store since they may be rolled and can be hung in a snap. Eliminate framing expense (and that is often more costly than the art itself!) and you get a lot of canvas for your investment. These can hang either by a rod, a drapery wire, or more rustic methods depending upon your decor. Ask me about this or any option for including beautiful equine art in your home or office (I ship anywhere!).

Dare to be distinctive and unique: allow Diane Schuller to provide you with fresh and imaginative equine art portraying the powerful and alluring essence of the horse!

“In the steady gaze of the horse shines a silent eloquence that speaks of love and loyalty, strength and courage. It is the window that reveals to us how willing is her spirit, how generous her heart.” ~Author Unknown

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Marcie - February 4, 2011 - 5:59 am

These are amazing..and inspiring to see how designers/decorators are using this ‘art’.

Don - February 4, 2011 - 8:23 am

A very interesting and informative post today. I sent your URL to a couple of horse lovers whom I think will find the idea of major home decoration with horse art very interesting and something they may wish to try.

Puna - February 5, 2011 - 10:02 am

oooh Diane, this is wonderful! Thank you for the inspiration!

Kelly @ JAX does design - February 5, 2011 - 11:19 am

I’ve loved horses my whole life, so I’m all over this trend! Although, really, I don’t think equine art is so much a trend, as something that’s always been there and is really being brought to the forefront of design now. The cool thing about equine art is that it’s not particularly masculine or feminine, so it has a broad appeal ๐Ÿ™‚

barbara@hodge:podge - February 6, 2011 - 5:59 pm

Love your work. Came by via Jax Does Design. Wish I lived in Grande Prairie, your photos are amazing!!!!!!

Carolyn@SweetChaos - February 6, 2011 - 7:55 pm

Came over from JAX does design. I am in awe of your talent… really beautiful work.

k - February 6, 2011 - 10:40 pm

Hi – I have come to visit at Kelly’s suggestion and I am so glad I did. I adore the horse pics especially the one on the bedroom wall. I also took a look at the fabulous dog pics as I am the biggest dog lover ever. Such beauty you have captured !

Beautiful Equine Art : LifeSignatures - February 7, 2011 - 10:36 am

[…] I find equine art particularly beautiful. There’s something wild and majestic but endearing and serene about horses. No one captures these great animals better than my friend Diane of Diane Schuller Photography. […]

Danielle - February 7, 2011 - 12:45 pm

Stopping by from Jax Does Design to say hi and that I love your work.
– Danielle

Christy - February 8, 2011 - 4:05 am

Hi Diane! The horse art on your webpage is just gorgeous! I own a beautiful piece myself, but am living abroad at the moment, and can’t enjoy looking at it each day as I would like. My parents, however proudly display it in their lounge. ๐Ÿ™‚ My favorite on your webpage is the close up of the three horses with tousles mains as part of the bedroom decor. Lovely. ๐Ÿ™‚

Diana - February 9, 2011 - 1:07 pm

I too am a huge horse lover so I adore that this a new “trend”…makes it that much easier to convince my hubby that we can display similar items and artwork ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Came by via JAX) Great site and pics!!