5 Tips from a Top Designer on Bringing Equestrian Style Into Your Home

“Equestrian décor is something more than an aesthetic. It is a lifestyle that pays tribute, through design, to the graceful and elegant creatures we cherish so dearly.”

– Kristen Farrell

Looking to add some equestrian flare into your home? With these five tips from Kristen Farrell, of Kristen Farrell Home in the Hamptons, incorporating that stylish touch can be quick, easy and affordable. Whether you’re designing a single room or transforming your entire home, opting for a rustic theme or choosing a clean and elegant design, Kristen’s tips will help get you where you need to be.

1. Shine Some Light On It

Lighting is an unexpected way to bring leather and metal accents together to subtly speak to the presence of the Hamptons horse country. In the example above I love the leather straps harnessing this beautiful and sophisticated candelabra chandelier. Tip: look to Circa Lighting or Ralph Lauren Home for the best options.

2. Home Is Where the Art Is

There is no better way to embody the equestrian style than to feature a beautifully painted or photographed horse in your home. Our go-to favorite right now is photographer Lincoln Pilcher.

3. Create A Touchpoint

Fabrics, textures and linens are the ultimate in home décor. Layering camel and cream with a touch of cashmere or leather invokes thoughts of walking the fields on a fall day or stopping to admire a horse grazing the pasture.

4. Show Your Experience

A personal favorite is to display a worn-in set of riding boots in the family room. Whether they’re your child’s first pair or your grandfather’s last pair, the personality and the memories come alive by just looking at them.

5. Set The Table

The options abound to bring in the equestrian details in dinnerware, napkins, napkin rings or candle holders. Another favorite is the barware set of ice bucket and decanter with a classic silver horse head. Tip: English Country is the best stop to find these pieces.

Explore Douglas Elliman’s complete catalogue of spectacular equestrian homes.

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