Around the Water Trough

Equestrian Decor to Make You Swoon :: Part 2.

Shannon Habenicht

Here are a few more swoon worthy picks!

Snaffle Bit

No. 3 | Equestrian Themed Hardware

I love infusing projects with understated, simple, yet unique hardware.  And these modern style snaffle bit drawer pulls are a classy way to add a refined touch of 'horsey' to any space.

Snaffle Bit Cabinet Pull via Horse and Hound

No. 4 | The Iconic Hermes Scarf 

I cherish the look that framed equestrian scarves bring to a space.  They are a combination of two of my favorite elements; textile and art.  Silk scarves, whether your budget can afford Hermes or not, make a stunning statement and can be hung in a gallery wall display, or solo.

Here are two of my favorites, one for the high end client, and one for the budget conscious client.  Both are equally beautiful.

And here's a great tip!  Scour second hand shops and Etsy for silk scarves in equestrian prints for as little as $12, then either take to a local frame shop or order a frame from a site like Frame It Easy.

[Left] Hermes Scarf | [Right] Vintage Silk Scarf

[Left] Hermes Scarf | [Right] Vintage Silk Scarf

1940's Vintage Hermes Scarf, framed, via 1st Dibs

Vintage Silk Scarf from TheArtofReuse via Etsy

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No. 5 | Equestrian Inspired Furniture

There are so many chic equestrian options available, you just have to know where to look.  Here are a few of my favorite horse-inspired accent furnishings.

Equestrians know quality leather more than anyone, so when the Timothy Oulton 'Saddle Chair' launched, its buttery soft seat and stirrup detail were an instant hit within the equestrian interiors world.  Reminiscent of a jump saddle turned on its pommel, this gorgeous chair mixes into nearly any decor palette.

The Timothy Oulton Saddle Chair via Timothy Oulton

Massoud Furniture's Equestrian Print Chair

Leather Chairs by Wesley Hall Furniture

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Shelly R. Gerritsma is a professional interior designer, and owner of Canter Lane Interiors, a boutique design firm specializing in residential interiors.  An avid equestrian, Gerritsma also infuses her love of horses into her design work through her wallpaper and fabric studio, Cooper + Craft.  Visit her on the web at