Favorite Things

Favorite Things: Equestrian-Inspired Designs to Love

Naples designer Suzanne Costa has a love of horses and all things luxury. Here are her favorite objects for around the home.

BY May 1, 2024
O’Lock Tray by Fendi
O’Lock Tray by Fendi (Courtesy Fendi)

When we recently worked with Suzanne Costa on a feature about the four-condo project she oversaw at Parkview and Cambier Park, our editor-in-chief was inspired by the designer’s penchant for sleek, timeless styles. We asked Suzanne to share some of her favorite luxury goods, all pointing back to her love of horses. “[Equestrian culture] is a very understood signal to luxury,” she says. 


Louis Vuitton Swing Chair by Patricia Urquiola
Louis Vuitton Swing Chair by Patricia Urquiola (Courtesy Louis Vuitton)

Louis Vuitton Swing Chair by Patricia Urquiola

This chair is for daydreaming. “If I were swinging in this chair, it’s like I would’ve already swung up in the saddle—free and riding my horse across a field in Ireland,” Suzanne says. “It’s just whimsical.” Each knot in the hand-knitted mesh resembles the fashion house’s iconic monogram, and the leather-coated handles nod to handbag straps. The limited edition chair, made in Portugal, comes in Caramel Cream and Purple Orange colorways.


Anchor Chain 17 by Hermès
Anchor Chain 17 by Hermès (Courtesy Hermès)

Anchor Chain 17 by Hermès   

Long before the illustrious Birkin dropped, Hermès found its footing through handcrafted equestrian gear. Related motifs still pop up in the brand’s goods, like the lock print in this wool and cashmere blanket. “Those symbols—the bit, the stern, the stitching, the colors—all circle back to what I would find in a tack room when I ride my horses,” says Suzanne, who still rides twice a week. “I go in, and that’s what we smell, feel and see. It’s grounding.”


O’Lock Tray by Fendi (pictured above)

The gold lock on this smooth nappa leather tray quietly nods to equestrian life. Suzanne likes to use the piece as a bar anchor. “This deserves an antique crystal decanter full of great whiskey or bourbon and a couple of beautiful glasses,” the designer says.


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