Their ranch home was filled with memorabilia - photos, trophies, ribbons, riding crops - all the things you would expect from an illustrious sports career.
So, when I saw the image at left in Country Living, it brought back all of those warm memories and renewed my affinity for equestrian style.
This is significantly different than 'cowboy chic' or 'western ranch decor.' Just like the sport of polo, this look has a pedigree that begins in Persia, traverses through England and is heavily influenced by its Argentinian and American heritage.
You can't nail horse art on a wall and call it a day. There is a real finesse required to get this look right. Think clubby, old world feel.
These images really capture equestrian style. Above, photo at left via Belle Vivir and the image at right is from my old photo library, source unknown.
Masculine woods in a luxury bath via Dolce Magazine and vintage Loving Cup are emblematic of 'the look.'
Cecil was a humble man with a warm, graceful home that embodied the iconic sport as well as the timeless style of classic design.