September 26, 2011

Designing a Pet-Friendly Home

If you’ve seen the cover of our new fall catalog, you probably noticed the adorable dog sitting attentively on one of our new styles:  Line, Please.  (Yes, he is real … we think he’s a Wire Fox Terrier. Update:  The pooch is a she (Sophie) and she’s a Lakeland Terrier.  We were close and she’s still super adorable!).

For anyone who has ever owned a pet you know there are occasional mishaps that accompany these adorable little creatures – kitty scratches on furnishings or pillows, puppy accidents on the carpet, or the periodic chewing of your favorite rug or shoes.

But fear not – it is possible to have a beautiful home without having to oust your furry friend.  One of the secrets in designing a pet-friendly home is choosing materials that work for you instead of against you.  That means, choosing textiles or patterns that can actually help to camouflage things like pet hair, accidents, snags or spills.

We have a slew of pet-friendly styles from our new Fall Collection that do the trick: Mild Mannered; Level Setting; Sound Check; or, Reverb – to name just a few.

(above: Mild Mannered – Thyme)

(above: Level Setting – Black)

(Above:  Sound Check – Pewter)

(Above: Reverb – Persimmon & Magenta)

These low-profile styles are less likely to trap pet hair or soil and use variations in color and texture that give them extra camouflaging qualities, making them perfect for homes with pets.

Check out more reasons why FLOR is the smart answer for beautiful, well-designed homes that happen to have pets (or kids).

photos:  property of FLOR inc.


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3 Responses to “Designing a Pet-Friendly Home”

  1. Jim Says:
    September 27th, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Hello– beautiful shots as always. The dog (that’s actually our house) is a Lakeland Terrier named Sophie and she was really happy to have her picture taken that day because there were lots of treats that followed.

  2. FLOR Says:
    September 27th, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Hi Jim,

    What a lovely home and we LOVE Sophie! She is adorable. Thanks for clarifying because the crew couldn’t remember what breed she was and we’ve received calls. So, now we know people – she’s a beautiful Lakeland Terrier!

    Give her another treat from her friends at FLOR!

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