Rocking Horses for the Discerning Modern Child
"I want a pony!" Since the dawn of children, the pony has been a rather common request made by children. For that matter, adults have also been making this request. Of course, who wouldn't want a muscular stallion on which to ride into the proverbial sunset. I'll admit, a pony may be added to my own Christmas list.
However, whether due to lack of stable space, the fact that one lives in the city, or just plain economics, children have had to settle for a second option - the Rocking Horse. No stable required, no daily feedings, and no "messes" left round the house are just some of their great features. The result? The rocking horse has been a playroom staple for centuries.
Of course, today's smaller spaces and multi-use, decorated interiors have meant that where once there was a back hall or attic playroom, there is now the shared family room. Children are seen and they're certainly heard. But in modern, minimal interiors the ornate design of Victorian rocking horses are, quite simply, out of place. Luckily, as the tastes of parents have evolved so has the response of children's furniture designers around the world, bringing to market horses befitting of the most minimal of interiors. And, of course, befitting the discerning tastes of modern little ones.
Brandon Smith, LEED AP is the interior designer turned Founder and Principal Editor of DCoopMedia, a design & luxury lifestyle digital media development firm. With a focus on redefining how the individual defines luxury, Brandon develops content for the firms’ quarterly journal and blog, theTwentySIX, and moderates the weekly chat on Twitter #DesignLUX (Thursdays at 1pmPT/4pmET). A lover of details and addicted to Diet Coke, he can often be found on Twitter @dcoopsd or via the blog D’Scoop.
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