What happened in the Hunter Valley? It has always been one of my favourite weekend break aways, and since my parents moved there (woohoo lucky me!) three years ago, we visit the Hunter Region often. For the past few years if feels as if there is a new shop or vineyard every weekend. The Hunter Valley is transforming big time! We found four new amazing spots just last weekend. Today I will share with you one that is a perfect combination of decor and wine tasting. Yes… when we walked into the cellar door of “The Dark Horse Winery”, the first equestrian inspired vineyard in the Hunter Valley, they offered us wine tasting but I told them I first want to browse through the decor shop. “No problem!” the guy responded. “Here’s a glass of wine while you’re browsing.” Yeah!! Now I don’t know if it was the wine or the decor, but I wanted to buy everything! And if you ever need a fire place, they even have an 8 hour digital fire on their website you can airplay on your TV! Here’s why we will go back to the Dark Horse Estate Winery soon:

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Website of DARK HORSE WINERY: Click here

It’s a lifestyle, not a decor style.

Lately we saw a hint of “Equestrian Decor” hitting the decor scene. Imagine fields of green, the fresh smell of the country side, (not what you think… I mean the trees, plants and fresh air), the sound of horses in the background, children climbing trees, fire places and adults drinking wine and eating cheese overlooking stables, mountains & vineyards. This is a perfect setting, even if you’re not a huge horse fan. We are not suggesting you just have horse cushions and rustic timber and saddles on display. We are more leaning towards the clean, neutral themed decor with hints of “wealth and success”. A bit of country “bling”. The holiday of the rich and famous… but transformed in an everyday way to enjoy. It’s more a lifestyle, than decor style.  Are you totally confused? Let’s have a look at the cellar door of Dark Horse Vineyard:

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If you love art work of horses, we have great suppliers where we can help you choose art work. There are different sizes available and different frames to choose from. We can have it custom made for you.  Let us know if you’re interested and we can advise on the best choice for your room. You can even email us a photo of your room to info@vanillaslatedesigns.com.au and we can choose an Equestrian Art work for you! Here are just a few:

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If you have been following our blog for the last two years, you’ll know that we are also huge vino fans. The Dark Horse Estate WInery covers both! Make sure you pop in here for decor and wine the next time you visit the Hunter Valley. They are located at 386 Wilderness Road, Lovedale.

Until next time,

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*Please note: Vanilla Slate Designs gains no financial payment for this post. We just do it for fun and sharing with our loyal readers.

*Art work: Images above from Designer Boy Collection & Urban Road

 

 

 

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