9 Kentucky Derby-Inspired Decor Finds To Get Before the Starting Gun

Omaha Beach may be the favorite at Churchill Downs, but our money's on these gorgeous equestrian furnishings for the win.

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While this Saturday’s Run for the Roses lasts only a matter of minutes, the occasion evokes a sense of age-old sophistication—and a world of equestrian accoutrements. Grand millinery and mint juleps aside, the horse country aesthetic is all about understated elegance. From saddle-hued leather and feminine florals to aged brass and bold stripes, these unfussy accents make any room feel regal and timeless. Equine aficionado or not, there's no denying that appeal! Whether you’re hosting a Derby soirée or just want to bring a bit of Southern charm home, we’ve scouted out all the front-running pieces.

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1 Olmos Stirrup Book End
Wayfair
Brayden Studio wayfair.com
$147.50

Stirrup bookends in a sleek chrome finish make classic literature look instantly cooler.

2 Climbing Rose Red Napkins (set of 6)
Bonnie & Neil
bonnieandneil.com.au
A$125.00

Crisp linen napkins splashed with red roses pay homage to the Derby’s official flower.

3 Lisk Leather Handle Champagne Bucket
Wayfair
Darby Home Co. wayfair.com
$155.99

Champagne never looked chicer in this antiqued brass and leather bucket.

4 Hermès French Jockey Cap Cigar Ashtray
One Kings Lane
The Emporium Ltd. onekingslane.com
$625.00

When it comes to equine decor, nobody does it better than Hermès.

5 Orange Cashmere & Wool Equestrian Pillow Cover
Williams-Sonoma
williams-sonoma.com
$159.20

This jockey jacket-esque throw pillow is perfection in quintessential equestrian orange. Did we mention it’s cashmere?  

6 Copper Mint Julep Cup
Mark & Graham
markandgraham.com
$17.99

If you're serving mint juleps, go for the rose gold. Copper cups give old sterling a fresh update. 

7 Oxford Leather Stripe Tray
Mark & Graham
markandgraham.com
$74.99

This sporty striped leather tray is the perfect serving piece for pre-race drinks.

8 Rider Tripod Table
Jonathan Adler
jonathanadler.com
$625.99

Leave it to Jonathan Adler to make old-school equestrian of-the-moment. 

9 Black Iron Horse Shoe Door Knocker
Williams-Sonoma
williams-sonoma.com
$49.95

This powder-coated iron knocker is equal parts stately and stylish.

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