As surely as it is known for its coastline, Boston's North Shore is horse country. The Pine Tree Equestrian Center in Beverly Farms, located in a barn dating back to 1881, was the inspiration for this Tack Room. As a designer, Pat Finn-Martens likes to blend man-made objects and structures with natural textures. As the same time, she always asks the questions: Does it fulfill its function properly? Is it comfortable? And most importantly, does it reflect and contribute to the harmony of the people who will occupy the space?
The ideal tack room would be a reflection of the magnificent animals that are cared for in the adjacent barn: chestnut colored woods and leather, steel polished to a shine, furnishings and rugs that show they are as sturdy as they are beautiful.
Greg Premru Photography