October 5, 2010

Pet-friendly, people-pleasing design

Makes you smile doesn't it. We love our pets and we want to make our four-legged pals comfortable and happy, while keeping aesthetics in tact.  Here are some creative and savvy solutions that adapt to a happy life with pets without sacrificing an appreciation for design and style.

Like this pup apartment tucked under a console.  A hideaway for doggy me-time, that keeps his bed and snacks neatly tucked away.

There are also designs the blend form, function and fun, like this beside table dog bed.  It keeps the pups cozy, utilizes space efficiently and adds charm to the room.

Here's some design for the feline kind.  These curved shelf beds provide a safe perch for your cat, a clever use of space–especially in smaller quarters–and apparently a great place to curl up and take a nap.

If you have a cat, you know what I'm talking about when I say this is amazing. This modern reinvention of the kitty litter box just may have ended the dilemma of where to put litter box.  It keeps everything nice and tidy in a easy-to-look-at cubist form.

Not to leave our feathered or finned friends out, here's a fresh, breathtaking perspective on the fish tank and bird cage with an all-in-one design. Although, I'm thinking it took some time for the fish to get used to the idea.

Lucky for us, incredible pet-friendly design lets us enjoy our pet family life surrounded by happiness, comfort and a well-appointed home.

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4 Responses to “Pet-friendly, people-pleasing design”

  1. Becky Shankle Says:
    October 5th, 2010 at 5:35 am

    I love this post! Especially that first image. Our dogs & cats are our family. I wrote a post last week about incorporating a dog station in the kitchen.  They're going to be in there with you anyway, so give them a place to hang out that's not underfoot & everybody's happy! 
    Here's the post:
    http://www.eco-modernism.com/2010/09/kitchen-family-room/

  2. Doreen Says:
    October 5th, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Thanks Becky. I like your post as well. Pets are our constant companions, so lets make them–and ourselves–as comfortable and happy as possible;)

  3. Akemi Tanaka Says:
    October 7th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I am interested in Flor tiles for my baby's room. Looking for inspiration and examples of installations, I came onto this blog and was pleasantly surprised to see my Curve wall mounted pet bed featured! Thanks for the nod and looking forward to designing my Flor!

  4. Doreen Says:
    October 7th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    How great! Your design is elegant and functional –very similar to FLOR. I hope you–and your baby;)–enjoy FLOR’s beauty and softness, AND its washability;)