We have just entered the Chinese ‘Year Of The Horse' so why not celebrate in style with beautiful designed pieces for the home and yourself?
This striking set of 5 plates captures the dynamism of a galloping horse. The artwork is spread over the plates giving it a contemporary deconstructed feel. Use them for a dinner party or display them as art on the wall.
From £50, www.royalcrownderby.co.uk
These silver-plated bookends by Ralph Lauren Home are designed to look like stirrups – very stylish and right on the equestrian trend.
A limited edition piece, this new version of Lladro’s classic “Horse”, designed by Virginia González, was especially made for the 2014 year of the horse. The blue and gold colouring makes this unique and the inclusion of the same cluster of flowers reminds of the original.
If you want to work this trend in a subtle, understated way, then this ring is for you. A gold twig horseshoe design brings in an element of nature.
Part of the Sous Le Ciel collection is the Han collection of dinnerware inspired by the Chinese dynasty “Han”. This white porcelain range has highlights of 24ct gold and it’s a perfect fusion of ancient techniques and modern design.
24ct Gold Horse Napkin Holder, £150, 24ct Gold Chopsticks, £125 for 2 pairs, 24ck Gold Chopsticks rest, £195 for 6, Limoges Porcelain Horse Sculpture, £4,800, www.l-objet.com
This stunning lead crystal decanter, with equine profile decorated on the inside wall, has just been launched to celebrate the Year of the Horse. The handblown decanter with concave profile also aids the wine’s decanting process, improving its flavour profile.
Make a statement with this six-hand high floor lamp – the size of a thoroughbred. A conversation piece to top all others. For an additional twist, have yours flocked in any an array of colours.
From £3220, www.frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk
Go for a classic by investing in this medallion-style pendant charm. Especially commissioned for this year’s Chinese calendar, it’s beautiful to wear on a gold chain or on a bracelet as a charm.
£405, 18ct gold charm and £165, 18ct gold chain, www.tiffany.co.uk
No collection is complete if you can’t include a coveted Lalique piece. This special vase was made with Lalique’s signature gold lustre technique, called the “Presse”, where after detailing the pattern, the finishing is satined and repolished on the relief, leaving you with an exquisite piece of heirloom art.
Indulge in a bit of club-classic sophistication with these mouth-blown classic tumblers. Each one is skillfully hand engraved, making them all individual pieces. The tumbler shows a thoroughbred horse in a countryside setting with a single horseshoe on the base.
£360 for four, www.meltons.co.uk
Intricately hand-embroidered, this soft wool cushion featuring a mirrored horse image is a subtle way to interpret the equestrian trend.
Timeless and elegant, this special necklace covers so many sentiments – the biggest being luck and love. A stylish fashion piece that will stand the test of time.
The Gucci brand itself goes hand in hand with equestrian fashion and this silk scarf is a timeless classic.