A Modern Classic: The Bedford Post

Bedford is a postcard town in the heart of Westchester County New York. An hour north of New York City, Bedford consists of three Hamlets (Bedford Hills, Bedford Village and Katonah), which cover 39 square miles and house 16,000 residence. Historically, Bedford is known for its large estates and dairy farms but today, functional dairy farms have fallen to the wayside in favor of  hobby horse rings.  This equine heritage is taken very seriously in these leafy parts; pop into William Nicholas, Table or Bedford Village Gourmet and you will be hard pressed not to find someone donning well worn jodhpurs and muddy riding boots.

Above: Martha Stewart for Vanity Fair at her Katonah Home while she was under house arrest.  Not the worst place to be held captive
Below: Ralph Lauren’s Guard Hill Road Estate in Bedford Village

Above and below, the Bedford residence of Judy and Michael Steinhardt as pictured for Architectural Digest

Bedford is where rugged and refined meet to form a tapestry of brown leather, tweed and waxed cotton. Not surprisingly, Bedford has become a retreat for influential designers and celebrities like Martha Stewart, Ralph Lauren and now, Richard Gere.


Rather than simply retire from the limelight in the cushy confines of Bedford, Gere and his wife Carey Lowell have founded the Bedford Post Inn. The eight room, eco-friendly inn boasts two restaurants (The Barn, a more casual dinning experience and The Farmhouse, formal dinning with a modern American menu) and a yoga studio. The longtime Westchester natives have their pulse on the trends; even in Bedford the Equestrian population is still into going green and downward facing dog.

Above, some shots of the Bedford Post’s exterior and yoga studio.  Below the more casual “Farm” restaurant. 

Recently, the owner of The Well Appointed House, Melissa Hawks met friends for dinner and drinks at the Farmhouse Restaurant, pictured below.

Melissa had the Crudo of Japanese Hamachi and the Maine Halibut Roasted with Prosciutto di Pama.  The one downside of this order… she brought back no doggie bag!

Gere’s star power is undeniable, as his ability to still make women weak at the knees.  “Richard Gere was walking inside the restaurant as we were pulling up in the car.  He walked us into the restaurant.  He spoke to us in the lobby, he was very charming!” Hawks told me.  “Wearing Jeans… very casual… very down to earth and nice.   He was picking up take-out for himself (and I assume Carey Lowell) since they live on the property.  Richard seemed nice and not at all affected.  He couldn’t have been more normal.”

Melissa said of the scene,The food was delicious, the service good and the atmosphere lively.”
And of course our interiorista couldn’t help but notice the decor.  She told me:
“The farmhouse style décor placed an emphasis on horses.  The equestrian theme was throughout.  There were fabulous photos of horses dating back to the late 1800’s that I looked at as I was waiting to be seated.  The bar is chic and modern and a great place to have drinks before dinner (especially while watching Richard get his take-out – the bar has a great view of the doorway!) People can hitch their horses at the Bedford Post…in fact…Martha Stewart did!
That sounds pretty Bedford.
At The Well Appointed House we have a large section of equestrian themed items, like the ones Melissa saw at The Bedford Post, and with our revamped website it is easier than ever.  Visit our decor section and select the “equestrian theme” option and all of our equine products are right there for you!
Here are some ones you must be sure not to miss:
I used these plates as art in our story on Hermes inspired interiors.  All are different but the trim around the plate makes them look coordinated, and lets be honest, matchy-matchy can get tiresome!
This chip and dip platter is adorable.  It would be perfect to use when entertaining the day of a big race.
This rendering of this horse is very on trend right now.  The strong lines and lack of romantic details makes this a modern piece and therefore can transcend design aesthetics.

You don’t need to be a horse lover to love this blanket.  Made of 100% cashmere this throw has a genuine deerskin suede border. I would say I’ll take two, but since it’s reversible… there’s no need.

We hope you take a look at all these products and more at our new site!  Don’t forget to become a follower and enter to win a $250 gift card to The Well Appointed House.  It only takes a second, just click to become a follower and enter your email.
Share This


  1. Anonymous

    Photo printers have gotten cheapAll Rights Reserved, Kevin Eikenberry Don’t run after him just so you can pet him
    And it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed”Lance Winslow” – If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance;It is a pretty well known fact and has been proven that the body seems to pre-adjust to changes in advance of events by a second or two I have seen it dated as old as 35,000 years and the ‘norm’ for its provenance seems to be 30,000 years old If you choose not to, don’t expect to be happy for any great lengths of time

    [url=http://www.nikegiantsauthenticjerseys.com/giants+eli+manning+authentic+jersey-c-9_15.html]Giants Eli Manning Jersey[/url]
    [url=http://www.nikegiantsauthenticjerseys.com/giants+jason+pierrepaul+authentic+jersey-c-9_16.html]Jason Pierre-Paul Authentic Jersey[/url]
    [url=http://www.nikegiantsauthenticjerseys.com/giants+eli+manning+authentic+jersey-c-9_15.html]Eli Manning Women’s Jersey[/url]

  2. Anonymous

    It best for rankings, although not always Garrett expressive wires While most everyone is lauding the Lions offense, those 23 points conceded and a No If you are a new player you should play with other relatively new players Editor growego aforementioned web site even allows the following speculation – in conjunction with next year’s transition to a competitive, John Madden and NBC, where he would be leading commentator on the Sunday Night Football, ESPN, along with ABC, a sister television station, should wish to block the work of EA’s Madden Nonetheless, this disgraced player was caught in a tight spot when two massage therapists from Lengthy Island positioned their criticism earlier than the NFL committee in consolation with their sexual harassment attorneys, which was just outlined
    hermes: After crossing many barriers, the much talked about Act i I look forward to working with Stephen Tulloch and his foundation to assist the children of the Covenant House Said Dr e don have many guys on our team that have been in playoff games These stadiums have truly outdone themselves on classic game day fare, cuisine range, or their city’s have to-have eatsAccording to said John Geary, vice president of marketing for Firestone Building Products and chairman of the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing Board of Directors, other so-called green building rating systems examine the building envelope and overall energy footprint only

    Frank Gore Nike Jersey
    Peyton Manning Broncos Jersey

    ,Ltd Generally if a aggregation signs a big name amateur the jerseys that buck the name of that amateur are apt to advertise out actual bound as action builds for his aboriginal game cheap tory burch shoes sale tory burch flats In addition to this your car is safe from the moment you make the call giving you peace of mind as a user and a guarantee that the service is fast and efficient Heyer played football at college events, and represented Maryland University, before he became a professionalYou can possibly picture my delight then, when the stage present Jersey Boys appeared and took the West End by storm judging by the exhibits rave reviews, this was heading to be my opportunity to get as near to the authentic band as feasible and I manufactured up my mind to go and see the display as soon as I couldThe display Jersey boys, tells the inspiring tale of four blue collar personnel from New Jersey (therefore the show’s name of Jersey Boys) who versus all odds, succeeded in getting to be a single of the biggest and most well-liked bands in 1960’s and certainly, early 1970’s America

    Youth Marshawn Lynch Jersey

  3. Anonymous

    Specifically, the 49ers are working with Willis to improve his technique against running backs assigned to account for blitzes This internal logic in counting numbers with Asian languages means Asian children learn to count much faster than English speaking children So hurry to have a look) They were both running full-speed
    Two Year MBA is dedicated program that entails all the Aspects Of a good and Complete Managerial program And Chinese speakers get that list of numbers – 4,9,7,6,3,5,8 – right almost ever time because, unlike English, their language allows them to fit all those seven numbers into two seconds You must also have expertise on the developments on the teams and gamers because they outline the direction of any league A National Football League logo mug is a great option because more than likely, even if they have a mug of their favorite team, they will probably not have one with the official logo of their favorite sport on it Simply look for the cheap ones, as most of them also comes with high quality that you can totally use for long term This jersey is a great gift idea for any Oakland Raiders fan!So whatever it is, you need a nice Oakland Raiders Jersey first It can be argued that the aspects of medieval education that were useful for the purpose of education have remained

    Nike J.J. Watt Jersey http://texansfootballstore.com/
    Robert Griffin III Youth Jersey http://redskinsfootballstore.com/
    Antonio Brown Authentic Jersey http://officialsteelersteamprostore.com/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *