Badgley Mischka's amazing Kentucky home.
I love horses. I love old stone houses. And I have long loved this horse farm and house owned by New York fashion designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka. A few years back, I pinned the original article from Elle Decor on my interiors mood board in hopes of having my own horse farm one day. Granted, I can’t really ride horses but one can always learn, right?
Badgley grew up riding and when he took up the sport again several years ago, he joined a competitive show circuit based in Lexington and discovered the area as a result. Both designers then fell in love with the timeless beauty and glamour of Kentucky horse country and decided to leave behind their weekends in Southampton, NY for a simpler country life. They found a 1920’s stone house with 15 acres and set about renovating and rebuilding the barn to make it horse-friendly.
As I already mentioned, I have my own obsession with old houses and horses. That is one of the reasons I love the way these two live. Another reason is the interior design of their house. Anyone who knows me and my interior “taste”, knows that I am a big fan of painting just about anything black. Shiny or matte, it doesn’t matter to me! When it is done right, there is nothing chicer. Their dining room just about does me in.
The interiors of their home are thoughtful and understated, yet elegant. Lovely antiques, combined with newer items like the Hermes throws, vintage Louis Vuitton suitcases stacked as a side table and a simple color scheme that runs through the property both inside and out. Total perfection.