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Making an appearance at the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs is definitely on my bucket list. In the past, I’ve been intrigued by the chic sundresses and extravagant hats that are standard Derby attire, more than the famous horses and jockeys. But after I was assigned this post, I started coming across so many intriguing designs featuring horses, equestrian gear and horseshoes that I have officially switched my focus. These stunning creatures can definitely turn a pretty room into a heart-stopping space, like in this dining room.

Kentucky Derby Horse DecorHGTV.com: Rate My Space user EnvelopeDesign

Whether you’re a horse-racing aficionado, ride and care for horses as a hobby or simply enjoy their tranquil appearance and demeanor from a distance, these designer spaces are sure to spark a new love interest in the gentle beasts. Feel free to sip on a Derby-worthy mint julep as you browse my favorite pics. (By the way, my money’s on Midnight Interlude.)

Kentucky Derby Horse DecorThom Filicia

Kentucky Derby Horse DecorCountry Living

Kentucky Derby Horse DecorMix and Chic

Kentucky Derby Horse DecorGarret Cord Werner

Kentucky Derby Horse DecorHGTV.com: Green Home 2009 Dining Room


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  2. rory marsh says:

    I know some people that would love these designs. I am going to share this page with them right now. Several Jamaicans love decor based on horses. Even Ralph Lauren himself lives in Jamaica for several months per year.

    Rory Marsh
    Meldam Realtors
    Real Estate in Jamaica and the world

  3. jess_gross says:

    Wow Great job! Love your ideas of design with photos.

    • Kayla@HGTV says:

      I'm glad you enjoyed the post. I didn't realize how many gorgeous spaces I would find when I searched that topic! The horse prints definitely make a dramatic yet soothing statement.

  4. Sherri Reed says:

    I live in Kentucky, very close to Lexington and I love these designs!!!

  5. Theda Pryor says:

    Ms. Kayla where can I get a print of the horse picture in this dining room. I would like to purchase it. Who is the artist or photographer. Thanks for the information.

  6. Theda Pryor says:

    Dear Kayla,
    Where can I purchase a picture of the horses in the dining room re Kentucky Derby: Inspired Equestrian. Thank you.
    Theda Pryor

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