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

Sylvester Stallone
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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 Writer

I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.