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Equestrian Design Tips

Equestrian Design Tips: Creating Luxury Equestrian-Inspired Interiors

By Lisa Lalaounis, Senior Interior Designer, The Decorators Unlimited 

Equestrian design encompasses a wide range of styles, from traditional to modern, and incorporates elements that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Whether you are looking to create a stylish equestrian-inspired room or design a horse barn, here are some design tips to consider:

Equestrian Interior Design Stables

1. Equestrian & Luxury; A Winning Combination:

– To achieve an equestrian-inspired interior design, consider blending equestrian elements with luxury accents. For example, incorporate plush fabrics, rich colors, and elegant finishes into the space. 

2. Consider Equestrian Colors:

– Draw inspiration from the equestrian world when selecting a color palette. Classic colors such as deep browns, rich greens, and warm neutrals can evoke the feeling of a traditional equestrian setting.

3. Choose Equestrian Themed Art & Photography:

– Incorporate equestrian-themed art and photography into your design to capture the essence of the equestrian lifestyle. This could include paintings of horses, vintage equestrian prints, or photography of equestrian events.

– Include elements of various equestrian disciplines into your design. For example, showcase vintage riding helmets, trophies, or ribbons to celebrate the equestrian sporting heritage.

Equestrian Home Design
Outdoor Equestrian Spaces

4. Create Outdoor Spaces for Equestrian Use:

– When designing outdoor spaces for equestrian use, consider natural landscaping, fencing, and practical layout for riding rings and turnout areas.

– Integrate seating areas and observation points to allow for a comfortable and enjoyable experience for spectators.

Equestrian Design Elements

5. Embrace Classic Equestrian Aesthetics:​

– Incorporate elements such as leather, brass, and wood to capture the classic equestrian style.

– Look for vintage riding gear, such as saddles, bridles, and stirrups, to use as decorative pieces or functional accents.

Equestrian Interior Design Tips

6. Create a Horse-Friendly Environment:

– When designing a space for equestrian use, prioritize functionality. This could include efficient storage for tack, grooming supplies, and feed, as well as easy access to outdoor riding areas.

7. Focus on Functionality:​

– Choose durable materials that can withstand the wear and tear of equestrian activities, such as rubber flooring in stables or mudroom areas.

Designing a Horse-Friendly Environment

Blending Luxury Style &  Functionality

Equestrian design can be both stylish and functional, capturing the spirit of horsemanship while creating beautiful and practical spaces for both owner and horses. Whether you’re designing a home or a stable these tips can help you achieve a stylish and authentic equestrian design.

View our Equestrian Portfolio to explore how we bring these principles to life, offering inspiration and expertise for your next equestrian design project.

We look forward to getting to know you & helping you design the home of your dreams.

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