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Elevate Your Home With Equestrian Style

October 11, 2022

Equestrian style is both comfortable and sophisticated — layering textures, bringing in the vintage and creating a warm aesthetic.

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Photo: Amy Bartlam. From: Blackband Design.

Equestrian Style Explained

Horse lovers unite! Equestrian interior design is classic and comfy, warm and inviting, elegant yet lived-in. We’re not looking for a themed room, but an understated look that brings in elements of the sport and its fashions. Even those who don’t spend their every waking moment at the barn will find inspiration for their home in the style of the equine.

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Photo: Ayala Vargas Photography. From: Musso Design Group.

Step Foot Into the Barn

Let’s start at the barns. Known for their rustic charm, barns are the perfect inspiration for a cozy home design. No sheet rock to surround the walls of this bedroom. Board and chinking envelop the space in warm texture, while also providing the just-right backdrop for a quilt-covered bed, pinstriped window treatments and traditional furnishings.

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Photo: Harry Norman Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International. From: Harry Norman, REALTORS and Luxury Portfolio International®.

Build Out Your Mudroom

One thing that’s essential for every home — from a working farmhouse to a modern abode — is a functional mudroom. Everyone needs a place to drop and grab their daily necessities, as well as a spot to store mucky or wet boots, weather-drenched jackets and hobby gear. The L-shaped cubbies in this home are painted an earthy green and come equipped with multiple hooks and a drawer under each opening.

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Photo: Nader Essa. From: Design 4 Corners.

Incorporate Antiques

Though you can achieve equestrian style with all-new elements, there’s a certain time-honored stability that comes with integrating antiques into your design. Repurposed French doors find a new home in this chic mudroom, which has major style underfoot with black-and-white graphic tile.

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