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How to nail the new Equestrian interior design trend

Gallop towards 2024 where rich colours, wood pieces and riding influences await.
Interior design trend 2024 EquestrianPhotography: Alana Landsberry / Styling: Lucy Gough

At Home Beautiful we’ve got our fingers on the interiors pulse and predict there will be some eye-catching new trends in 2024. One of them is Equestrian. A smorgasbord of rich tones, wonderful wood and horse motifs, this sophisticated style is on-trend while also being timeless.

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Interior Design Trend 2024 Equestrian
‘Vintage Oak Tree’ paste-the-wall linen wallpaper mural in Warm Brown, Olive et Oriel. ‘Cemintel Territory’ panelling in Woodlands Killa Slats, CSR Cemintel. For similar flooring (throughout), try Plantino Native Herringbone flooring in Blackbutt, Choices Flooring. For a similar umbrella, try ‘Clifton’ umbrella, Umbrellas & Parasols. H hook, Just Gorgeous Things. Vintage boots and matching timber lasts, Quintessential Duck Egg Blue. Large antique black horse sculpture, French Knot. ‘Blair’ tartan rug, Tartan Carpets Australasia. ‘Nolan’ side table, Haig + Smith. ‘Deux’ canvas art print by Anna Morner, Olive et Oriel. Vintage Arnhem handbag, stylist’s own. Refined rib floor lamp by Barbara Barry, Bloomingdales Lighting. (Photography: Alana Landsberry / Styling: Lucy Gough)
Interior Design Trend 2024 Equestrian
‘La Luna’ console table, Haig + Smith. Stoneware plant pot in Rust Brown, H&M. Leather stirrup tray in Tan, Just Gorgeous Things. ‘Wave’ whisky glass, Malt & Brew. Horse sketch artwork by Margot Gough. Chloé Nomade EDP, David Jones. Book, stylist’s own. Wedgwood ‘Renaissance Red’ side plate in Multicolour, David Jones. ‘Valencia’ candle holder in Gold, French Knot. (Photography: Alana Landsberry / Styling: Lucy Gough)

Interior design trend 2024: Equestrian

Ignite the senses with tantalisingly tactile experiences. Enjoy the smoothness of polished wood as you run your hand along a banister or dining table. Relax against luxurious velvet upholstery in deep, rich tones. Indulge in the earthy aromatics of natural leather. There are, as the name suggests, horse motifs but this style is so much more.

Interior Design Trend 2024 Equestrian
‘Tally Ho’ wallpaper in Teal/Ruby, Silk Interiors. ‘Hounds Tooth’ non-woven wallpaper in Burgundy, Milton & King. ‘Samsun Lythrum’ rug in Purple, Designer Rugs. Theodore Alexander ‘Urbane’ table lamp in Beech and Brass, Bloomingdales Lighting. ‘Ravine’ merino wool throw in Umber, Waverley Mills. ‘Ava’ pure linen gingham cushion, L&M Home. ‘Eze’ chantille velvet cushion, L&M Home. ‘Filippa’ cushion in Chocolate, L&M Home. Swing arm floor lamp in Brass, Bloomingdales Lighting. (Photography: Alana Landsberry / Styling: Lucy Gough)

It’s polished, tailored and luxurious yet organic and comfortable, which would turn any room into a relaxing space.

Interior Design Trend 2024 Equestrian
‘La Promenade des Chiens’ artwork, Vintage Art Emporium. ‘Hounds Tooth’ non-woven wallpaper in Burgundy, Milton & King. ‘Cunard’ side table in Cognac, Wisteria Design. Serving tray in gold, Mahogany glass candle holder and toffee glass candlestick, all H&M. Coaster, stylist’s own. For a similar whistle, try bobby whistle, Army and Outdoors. Black resin horse sculpture, Lux & Willow Interiors. Jasper collection ‘Jori’ spindle timber indoor/outdoor sofa in Beige, Living by Design. ‘Amelie’ wool and silk throw, L&M Home. (Photography: Alana Landsberry / Styling: Lucy Gough)

In many ways, this style totally contrasts with many of the other looks in this forecast. Where ‘Wildflower’ is frivolous, ‘Equestrian’ is serious. Where ‘Pearl’ is feminine, ‘Equestrian’ has more traditionally masculine roots. But one thing these looks have in common is the ability to bring the outside world into your home.

Interior Design Trend 2024 Equestrian
Kemra ‘Monarch’ non-woven wallpaper, Milton & King. Adamsbro snaffle floor mat, Just Gorgeous Things. On chest of drawers, from left: ‘Lorne’ channel vase in Black, Globe West. Chloé Nomade EDP, David Jones. Lyle candlesticks, McMullin & Co. Ralph Lauren ‘Garrett’ highball glass, David Jones. ‘Montego’ round mirror, Wisteria Design. Adamsbro luxe horse bit cushion (far right) in Brown, Just Gorgeous Things. Mohair throw in Toffee, St Albans. 1830s Parisian Gents pictures (set of 4), Vintage Art Emporium. (Photography: Alana Landsberry / Styling: Lucy Gough)

Rich, deep tones like browns, mulberries and brass accents create the perfect equestrian colour palette. As long as you’re consistent with your use of colour, you can play around with pattern.

“Layer up your bed with lots of luscious linen, velvets and fringed cotton.”

Lucy Gough, stylist
Interior Design Trend 2024 Equestrian
‘Cunard’ chest of drawers, Wisteria Design. Ralph Lauren ‘Wyatt’ pitcher, David Jones. ‘Finley’ bedhead in Turin Brandy fabric, Heatherly Design. ‘Ava’ linen gingham cushion, L&M Home. Urban & Country metal horse head cushion, Just Gorgeous Things. Bedlinen, from top: ‘Valeria’ quilt cover set in Slate, Linen House. French flax linen quilt cover set in Natural, I Love Linen. Linen bed skirt in Summer Hay, House of Baltic Linen. (Photography: Alana Landsberry / Styling: Lucy Gough)

“We have a houndstooth-patterned wallpaper next to a wallpaper with men on horseback,” says Lucy, HB’s stylist. “You can have two different wallpapers and as long as there’s a colour thread between them, they’ll work really well together.”

Interior Design Trend 2024 Equestrian
‘Apollo’ occasional chair in Velvet Spice, Mocka. Queen Anne mahogany dining table, Livingstyles. Ralph Lauren ‘Garrett’ double old-fashioned glasses, David Jones. For a similar charger plate (under glass), try scalloped edge charger plate, Koch & Co. ‘Valencia’ candle holder in Gold, French Knot. Sandalwood candle in glass holder, H&M. Ralph Lauren Ralph’s Paris canape plates, David Jones. Oval table mat in Black, H&M. French flax linen napkin in Ochre, I Love Linen. Sabre Paris bamboo dinner knife, dinner fork and soup spoon, all Bonnie and Neil. Wedgwood ‘Renaissance Red’ side plates in Multicolour, all David Jones. Dinner plates with striped edge, H&M. For a similar gold-coloured charger plate, try ‘Swirl’ rattan charger plate, Koch & Co. Amber-tinted champagne flutes, H&M. ‘Like’ water glass in Grape, Villeroy & Boch. Mango wood serving bowl, H&M. Marble and gold cake stand, Alfresco Emporium. Equestrian bottle opener, Just Gorgeous Things. French flax linen napkin in Charcoal Gingham, I Love Linen. Pedestal champagne bucket, Just Gorgeous Things. (Photography: Alana Landsberry / Styling: Lucy Gough)

She suggests pairing wallpaper with herringbone flooring and wooden wall panelling for a luxe look. For soft furnishings, try combining flat linen, velvets and fringed cotton on your bed for an abundant and decadent space that feels interesting yet balanced and harmonious.

Interior Design Trend 2024 Equestrian
‘Tally Ho’ wallpaper in Teal/Ruby, Silk Interiors. ‘Gyprock Duo’ cornice painted in Dulux Linseed, CSR Gyprock. ‘Dark and Stormy’ brick in Monsoon, CSR PGH Bricks & Pavers. ‘Galet’ carpet in (from left) Indigo and Sienna, Bremworth. Cast iron horse head hook, Just Gorgeous Things. White Smoked Engineered Oak flooring, Royal Oak Floors. Élitis ‘Rythme LW 358 95’ fabric, Ivory T. Wedgwood ‘Renaissance Red’ side plate in Multicolour, David Jones. Equestrian bottle opener, Just Gorgeous Things. ‘Gyprock Duo’ cornice painted in Dulux Wild Brumby, CSR Gyprock. Dowel in Tasmanian Oak (16mm), Polytec. (Photography: Alana Landsberry / Styling: Lucy Gough)

Styling tips

Let nature lead: Materials and motifs can be used to bring the outside world in. Here, woodland wallpaper pairs with wood panelling for an organic yet refined appeal.

Mix bold pattern and brass: Go bold with a mix of patterns tied together with the same colour thread, then use brass accents in lighting and accessories to elevate.

Explore more trends from the Home Beautiful 2024 Style Forecast

Shop the Equestrian interior design trend

01

Apollo Occasional Chair in Velvet Spice, Mocka

$199

The velvet, the cinnamon shade, this chair is everything.

02

French Flax Linen Napkins in Charcoal Gingham, I Love Linen

$39.95 (set of 4)

These black checkered linen napkins are giving Ralph Lauren.

03

Wedgwood Renaissance Red Plate, David Jones

$89.95

A refined plate that will elevate your entertaining game.

04

Eli Buffet, Freedom

$949

The rich wood hue is a breath of fresh air.

05

Elegant Designs Equine Polyresin Sculpture, Temple & Webster

$129

The pièce de résistance to pulling off this trend is a regal horse piece.

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