And, like actual children, dogs come with lots of gear. There is plenty of stylish gear to choose from out there, so why not make the most of canine style in your home?
First, their bed, (he is mostly an inside dog, bless him). Make sure that it is comfortable, size appropriate, and if it will be seen on a regular basis, pleasing to the eye. This darling bed will be available soon from Holly’s shop at Holly Mathis Interiors, so stay tuned! He seems to like it. That is, when he’s not squashing all my down pillows on the sofa. And of course he is tucked under the grand piano for optimal musical enjoyment.
Next, dining. Rufus eats in our dining room (his own corner of it, of course), so I wanted to make sure his bowls were cute and functional. I think the Emma Bridgewater-esque pottery look does just the trick. I added a silicone mat underneath to ensure the floor is protected.
I also opted to keep Rufus’ food here in the dining room (who wants to schlep back and forth to the garage?). This canister from Ballard Designs has a few dings and dents, but I still love it.
What? A crystal biscuit barrel for dog treats? But of course. Using something you already have is not only nice and free, it is also likely to blend into your decor and not scream “I am a container full of dog biscuits.” Plus, Rufus feels really posh being served from crystal.
Because, you know, dogs should have beds, dining corners, and be served from crystal biscuit barrels. Right?