Above and beyond Derby time, horses are truly a lifestyle here in Kentucky. And horses are always in fashion. They have been since ancient times. The look I’m speaking about is not necessarily “cowboy,” but more like “equestrian chic.” It’s a less rustic and more modern, elegant aesthetic. If you need another visual, think riding boots instead of cowboy boots.
Because it’s Derby time, we’ve been featuring a plethora of smaller Derby and equine finds this month. But there’s also a trend towards horses for larger pieces of decor. Additionally, some people like to change their decor out for Derby time, hanging special art, changing out their dishes or displaying larger decorative items. And that’s what we’re talking about today.
First, we’ll show you the bigger picture of “equestrian chic” writ large in a room. Then, we’ll take a look at where you can buy the individual items of decor to get you started on your new look.
From the prints on the wall to the pillows and lamps, these rooms exude equestrian chic. Some are more traditional, while others are more modern, but all use the horse as the driving theme.
Art is a quick way to make a very powerful statement, as you have seen in the photos above. Here are some examples of equestrian art that you can buy locally.
Like art, all dining pieces—from dishes to flatware—can make a big decorative impact, as well.
Besides your pillows, coasters and other horse finds that we profiled in our SB FINDS this month, here are some larger, more permanent pieces for your home.
Though many of these items shown are larger ticket items, they’re all bets you can’t lose. These items are quality, will last a lifetime and—like Derby—will never go out of style!