Equestrian Inspired Design – Down and Derby Style

The Kentucky Derby is right around the corner and there’s nothing more chic than that timeless combination of red roses, bold headwear, and ice-cold mint juleps! We can’t let the big day pass without celebrating all of the beauty that comes with equestrian style, including those deep colors, rich textures, and a nod to all of the riding gear that looks just as good on your walls as it does on a jockey.

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Marie Flanigan Interiors

Equine Art

We don’t mean to get overly literal here but we love a well-placed art piece that celebrates the form of these majestic beauties and they’ve been popping up in designs across the nation. We particularly love the quality of timeless photographs and abstract sketches for their interesting, yet simplistic, sense of style.

Horse Paintings

/1/ Martha Grace Henry /2/ Benedicte Gele


Stable-Inspired Elements

An antique coat rack, architectural elements with an equestrian flair, and a moody dose of paint will quickly add an Old World English charm to any space!




Coat Rack and Paint

/1/ Antique Coat Rack /2/ Hermes Samarcande Sculpture /3/ Farrow & Ball Railings Paint

Luxurious Layers of Leather and Brass

This is a total no-brainer! Picture all of the earth tones, leather, and brass accents one might find in riding gear, pop those into your space, and then revel in the equestrian-inspired beauty!



Campaign Chairs & Horns


/1/ CB2 Campaign Chair /2/ Chateau Domingue 18th Century Sink /3/ Steer Horn Bookends


Blankets and throws [like the ones you might find draped over a horse] lend a warm and inviting vibe while antique beds with cane detailing offer up that magical, lived-in feel.



/1/ The Wool Company Cashmere Blanket /2/ Serena & Lily Harbour Cane Bed


Personal touches make a space feel like home, so while it may be the “norm” to neatly tuck away your shoes, leave your pair of perfectly worn riding boots out on display.  A well placed monogrammed, unique to you and your family, lends a lovely statement as well.

Boots and Monogramed Pillows

/1/ King Ranch Snake Boots  /2/ Leontine Linens Abigail Monogram  /3/ King Ranch LDS Cognac Boots


We love how this living room feels as though it were lovingly collected and layered over time. Accented by weathered shiplap paneling, a rusty-hued Oushak rug, and richly-textured furnishings, we simply can’t get enough!

Ellens Space

/1/ Bernhardt London Club Sofa /2/ Matt Camron Oushak Rug /3/ Scenario Home Equestrian Tray

Now that you’ve mastered Derby style at home, it’s time to break out those hats, dust off your Mint Julep cups, and get to wagering! We’re off to the races – may the best horse win!


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