Happy Kentucky Derby Day! As a lifelong Kentucky resident I love the history and culture of our great state. The historic Kentucky Derby and beautiful horse country is perhaps what Kentucky is best known for.
I have not attended a Kentucky Derby, but I hope to in the future! People around the world celebrate the day with derby day parties, dressed in their finest attire and sporting festive hats to mark the occasion.
Here is my gorgeous vocal and piano student Ashby all dressed up and attending the Derby today!
I have always loved horses, English country and equestrian style decor, so today I thought it would be fun to take a look at some beautiful Kentucky Derby themed and equestrian style decor inspiration. *This post contains affiliate links.
In my recent Cottage Bedroom Reveal as part of the Beautiful Bedrooms Tour, I shared how I incorporated a touch of equestrian style in the room.
I recently purchased a beautiful horse pillow at Vintage Market Days in West Columbus, Ohio which I have used on the wing back recliner by the bookcase in our bedroom. I also styled the top shelf of the bookcase with a Kentucky Derby themed vignette.
Last fall I scored this collectible picture of historic Triple Crown winner, Secretariat the race horse at a local yard sale.
I didn’t really have a place for the picture downstairs, but when I gave our bedroom a makeover I finally found the perfect spot to display it on the bookcase. I have a small collection of vintage trophies that I also included in the vignette along with my dad’s childhood copper horse bank (which later became my Barbie horse)! A couple of small plates with horses and an English hunting scene are also favorite yard sale treasures.
I am always looking for more English Country and equestrian style decor inspiration. Here are some of my favorite images from my Pinterest boards.
Some of my love for this particular style has been influenced by my aunt Jennifer Lyon, an accomplished equestrian, artist and decorator. Here is one of her stunning custom horse portraits.
You can check out more of her beautiful custom horse and dog portraits on her Facebook page.
Well friends, thanks so much for visiting today! I hope you enjoyed the post. I finished it just in time to watch the derby…and I’m off!
Enjoy the race!
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