Stylishly Living with Pets

Seriously! Drawing by Laura Hardie

Seriously! Drawing by Laura Hardie

We love our pets but our pet accoutrements are not exactly haute decor.   Litter boxes, dog beds and scratching posts are pretty unsightly.  Check out these pet accessories--they're pretty fun!

 

Pet Toys Don't Have to be Catastrophic Design!

The Sophia Wall Mounted Cat Tree

The Sophia Wall Mounted Cat Tree

We love the simplicity of these cat trees. Cats can climb and get up high without your home looking like a discount carpet outlet!

 

 

For those of you who like the vintage mod look, this cat bed/tree is a great option.

The Sebastian Modern Cat Tree

The Sebastian Modern Cat Tree

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Hagen Catit Style Ornamental Cat Scratchers

Hagen Catit Style Ornamental Cat Scratchers

These cat scratching posts look much more sculptural and artistic than your run of the mill cat toys.

Hagen Catit Design Senses Corrugated Scratching Pad

Hagen Catit Design Senses Corrugated Scratching Pad

Litterboxes

Quincy litterbox enclosure in brown

Quincy litterbox enclosure in brown

This cool design comes in either brown or white!

Quincy Litterbox enclosure in white

Quincy Litterbox enclosure in white

This is a very similar design however, this one gives you the flexibility to use it as a bench or for more pet storage. 

Modern Cat Designs Large Litterbox Hider

Modern Cat Designs Large Litterbox Hider

Putting the Wow in Bow!

Bowhaus modern dog furniture

Bowhaus modern dog furniture

We love that this little bed doubles as a table and adore these modern beds, and they work for either a dog or cat or...husband!

Chimere pet furniture design by Marc Ange of Bloom Room

Chimere pet furniture design by Marc Ange of Bloom Room

Interesting take on a pet bed...

Conical Pup Tent

Conical Pup Tent

And how about some modern dog houses?  

Barkitecture Houston Best In Show

Barkitecture Houston Best In Show

2012 Newcastle Austin Barkitecture

2012 Newcastle Austin Barkitecture

picture from freshome.com

picture from freshome.com

and for the twee canine...

Barkitecture dog house

Barkitecture dog house

The Integrated Pet

While all of these options are great, we like to see pet design integrated into the home so that pets function better and we work less. No more cats scratching at doors at 4:00 am or accidentally getting locked out of the room their litter box is in.  Pets are given free entry/exit into spaces making them much easier to live with.

Exterior doggy doors we have all heard of, but we love these interior doggy doors even more.

Integrating the kennel into the cabinetry is a great way to conserve space and is such a good looking option.

What dog doesn't appreciate a lovely crystal chandelier to sleep under?

Cat heaven...

Laundry/ Pet Rooms

We really love laundry rooms that integrate all the pets' needs inside of them.  Bed, food, litter box and it's still attractive!!!

We love the concept of incorporating the litter box into the cabinetry to hide it... but does it really need to be in the shape of a cat???

Here's a couple cool outdoor pet features...

Great little dog run and bubbler fountain for the backyard.

And finally... some great looking art for the walls

'Whippet Sitting' paintmydog on Etsy

'Whippet Sitting' paintmydog on Etsy

image from photowow.com

image from photowow.com

Chinese Cat Prints by Cheng Yan

Chinese Cat Prints by Cheng Yan

And Julie's favorite...the wire-haired dachshund in honor of Ernest, Leonard and Harold.

'Teckel' paintmydog on Etsy

'Teckel' paintmydog on Etsy