Sylvester Stallone's barn embodies the 'horse girl' trend in the most elegant way possible

The Rocky icon's barn was designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, and it's seriously chic

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Being a horse girl is cool again, according to the likes of Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Beyoncé. Perhaps nowhere embodies an elevated version of the trend than Sylvester Stallone's barn. The barn, designed by celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, is an homage to horse-themed antiques, with a living space, and a barn fit for Sylvester's actual horse.

See inside the Rocky alum's space inspired by the equestrian interior design trend below.

Sylvester's barn is filled to the brim with horse-themed antiques sourced from all over the world. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard says, 'I found the Hermes clocks in Paris, oil paintings in London, 18th-century etchings in a New York auction, old floorboards from Wisconsin, and leather club chairs in Rome. It was a true labor of love as all good decorating is!.' 

The decor is a lesson in decorating with antiques. Our favorite feature is the small, masculine living room built into the barn featuring leather chairs and a circular wooden table. 

Interior design experts love the space. Ashley Southworth, California-based designer at Southworth Interior Design, says, 'The use of antiques adds a unique personality to space, making it truly one of a kind. Using vintage materials adds soul to the environment which naturally sparks curiosity among visitors. This often leads to unique conversations and opportunities for the homeowner to share the history behind the pieces they have selected.'

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Ashley Southworth

Ashley Southworth has had a passion for design and decorating since she was a little girl. Spending many hours after school in her grandmother’s Bakersfield, CA antique store, she developed a love for artifacts that held untold stories and left you in wonder. Pairing found items with modern touches, Ashley of Southworth Interior Design works to create one of a kind spaces.

Jenifer Ebert, digital editor at Homes & Gardens states, 'Decorating with antiques and vintage pieces with a classic motif like equestrian details helps to make a home timeless. By adding these antique pieces to his barn Sylvester Stallone elevates it from a functional space to an intentionally designed part of his home.'

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Deputy Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens online. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

The experts especially love the living space that Sylvester has created doubles as a space for entertaining. Designer Ashley Southworth says, 'There are many benefits of making a functional space like a barn into a comfortable living space. One of my favorites is that it gives you options when hosting guests.'

She continues, 'For example, this horse-themed barn would be a fun backdrop for an aperitif or after-dinner drink with cigars. When guests travel to different spaces on a property it creates a sense of adventure and wonder.'

Decorating with vintage is a guaranteed way to add timeless style to your home, bonus points if there is a horse involved.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when researching trends or interior history. Sophie is an avid pop culture fan. As an H&G editor, she has interviewed the likes of Martha Stewart, Hilary Duff, and the casts of Queer Eye and Selling Sunset.

Before joining Future Publishing, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.