The Jeweled Barn, by Karina Brez, is an eco-friendly shop inspired by the tiny house aesthetic. A first generation Ukranian-American jeweler and entrepreneur, Karina Brez, is a horse enthusiast with a passion for gemstones. After earning the title of Miss Florida USA in 2012, she was inspired to design a jewelry collection after fellow contestants were impressed by the design she created for her own pageant dress. Today she is the owner and founder of Karina Brez Jewelry, a brand that celebrates the bond between horses and humans.
Influenced by the majesty of the horse, equestrian gear, symbolism, and myth, her designs honor both the sport and the connection created. Her signature fine jewelry collections include Huggable Hooves®™, Horse LUV®™, Bit of LUV®™, Lucky Horseshoe, Horsea® and The Garden Collection.They feature a harmonious balance of love for all things equestrian, while making fine jewelry accessories accessible.
In her next branding expansion, Brez takes her equine style and brings it to the world of interior design through The Jeweled Barn, her tiny house retail pop-up concept. The newly debuted Jeweled Barn is located just outside of the VIP area of the Winter Equestrian Festival, which runs from now through April 2, 2023.
Returning to the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) at the prestigious Wellington International for the 11th year, the show is the longest-running equestrian event in the world. Attracting the top athletes in the sport, WEF is the premier backdrop for trendsetting equine style. The Jeweled Barn is a tiny house, inspired by the distinguished show, as a celebration of the equestrian lifestyle. Designed to appear as a barn on the exterior, it is an homage to the home of the horse. Its interior is meticulously detailed, for the viewing and purchasing of pieces from Karina Brez signature collections.
Jewelry Designer Karina Brez states, “The Jeweled Barn is inspired by the spirit of the equestrian lifestyle, both rustic and refined. An interpretation of an English tack room, it is sophisticated, incorporating green, gold and reclaimed wood. It is making its debut at WEF, and will be used to showcase Karina Brez Jewelry at horse shows across the U.S.”
The Jeweled Barn was developed to be carbon neutral: consciously designed with environmental impact in mind, featuring eco-friendly products, several local vendors, and surrounded by many plants. The structure was built by Melbourne, FL-based, Movable Roots.
“As a complete custom design and build company, Movable Roots was excited to be part of Karina’s journey, helping her create a unique mobile ‘tiny home’ space that worked for her and her brand,” says Michael Cheatham, Co-Owner, Movable Roots.
Its innovative design offers a modern way to attend horse shows in a pop-up retail space, allowing for the aesthetic of the Karina Brez equestrian fine jewelry brand to show through on-the-go.
Uplifting local Florida vendors in its creation while focusing on eco-friendly options the pop-up shop features lights from Barn Light Electric, in Titusville, Florida and the large windows acquired by PGT, a local window company. The entire barn is also powered by solar panels on its roof, designed and installed by Expert Mobile Solar, from Brevard County, FL. The solar panels are assisted by a battery to allow the barn to be off the grid, including its satellite internet and air conditioning.
In celebration of the equestrian aesthetic, Ralph Lauren tartan wool fabric is repurposed as wallpaper. The shelves are made from old tobacco barns, and there are reclaimed hardwood floors at the base of the structure. Additionally, handmade leather trunks have been commissioned from Nick Coggon in Nottingham, England to decorate the building. The interior is furnished with shiplap walls, painted green, and it is decorated with equestrian antiques. Ebony-stained cedar wood and copper lights surround, and flowers adorn the exterior of The Jeweled Barn to complete the equestrian aesthetic interior.
Those in the area can visit The Jeweled Barn from now until April 2, 2023. It is located outside of the VIP area of the Winter Equestrian Festival, in Wellington, FL. Karina Brez Jewelry is a corporate sponsor of the event, and is sponsoring the Adult Amateur Hunters Division, ages 36-49, at WEF.
More about Karina Brez
In 2020, Karina Brez was voted one of the top three Equestrian jewelers by Equestrian Living Magazine. She opened a retail flagship in Palm Beach, Florida in 2021, and is available in retailers throughout the USA. In addition to her entrepreneurship, Karina is an appraiser and an advocate for non-profits introducing children to the healing power of horses.
Karina Brez signature collections are available online at https://karinabrez.com/
Follow The Jeweled Barn on Instagram @thejeweledbarn.
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