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Monday
Aug272012

Monday's pets on furniture

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

This is our puppy Kiwi. Anytime I photograph our home she insists on being in the picture. The first photo is her in her early morning spot atop my favorite plaid blanket which she believes belongs to her. The second was taken in our living room.
- Samantha

Hi! Here is my cute little Parson Russell Terrier randomly chilling on my new storage unit.
- Mette (Telemark, Norway)

This is Moleca, mongrel 7-year-old rescued from the streets. Now she is the queen of the house. Moleca loves the company of pillows made by myself. Every afternoon she takes a nice nap in between.
- Jon, Mariana and Moleca (Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil)

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Monday
Aug202012

Monday's pets on furniture

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

I would like to submit the two attached photos. One is my dog Toki, lounging in her favorite spot on our Dwell comforter, and the other is my sweet old tabby cat, Dezzy, (not a fan of cameras) looking at me suspiciously from atop a guest chair I refinished.
- Lauren

P.J. was visiting with his mom & dad recently.  Whether home or afar he is the king of the castle.  Here he is atop our gateleg table.  He certainly does exactly what he wants!
- Robin (Port Stanley, On)

The first photos were taken in a very small room where I spend my days... usually with all three pets jammed in as well. The room started off as a small library, but has slowly morphed into my home office. It's surprisingly comfortable, despite its lack of size.  I plan to replace the desk with something painted as soon as the budget allows.
Winter is on top of Home Depot tobacco stained pine bookshelves. He's not really allowed up there because he tends to knock things over and munch on the plants when he wants my attention, but I've learned to pick my battles.
Cotton can always be found under or beside my chair as I work - I could never sit on a chair with wheels because of him. I hope it's OK that he's under the furniture and not on it, but at thirteen years old, he no longer has the energy to jump up.
Tallulah, the self proclaimed fun police, likes to sit perched on the chaise lounge where she can watch over everybody in the great room. There, she has a clear view of most of the house and can make sure that there isn't any fun happening that doesn't involve her.

- Janice

This is Poppy Popadopoulos. She is a grumpy rabbit who lives in Sydenham, South London, and she pretty much hates everyone. Much to her annoyance, everyone loves her. And she’s not scared of that fox.
- Amy

Here is Morty making himself comfortable on our Koda Wood chairs and in our green side table.
- Javier and Molly (Phoenix, Arizona)

This is Coco who has decided that the new chair is hers and hers alone. She is jealously guarding it from an attack by Pepper the Italian Greyhound.
- Lynette

Monday
Aug132012

Monday's pets on furniture

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

I've been following the Pets on Furniture from the beginning (I commented on the very first post!).  My golden retriever, Baxter, wound up in the second post, which I guess became the start of the Pets on Furniture series that I love. 
We usually don't let him on furniture, but he somehow knows that when we stay at a dog friendly hotel (we're big fans of the Kimpton brand), he's allowed on the furniture.  My husband took me to DC for my birthday last weekend and we weren't surprised when Baxter helped himself to one of the chairs in our room at the Donovan House hotel.

- Jeannine

Breeze, my 7 year old tabby cat when he's not sleeping or eating carpet he enjoys spending time on one of his many favorite chairs in the apartment.
- Kahli

Minoushka, new family member
- Nicolás (Bogota, Columbia)

This is the family room of a home we renovated and designed in the Hollywood Hills. As our photographer was about to snap a photo of this room, the owner's dog decided to hop on the sofa and take center stage. Afterwords, we realized he really drove home the point of Timothy's design philosophy: "Comfortable Elegance" means really being able to live in a beautiful space without worries about spilling drinks, kids or pets. Believe it or not, much of the furniture in this lovely family room is actually slipcovered in outdoor fabric for this very reason!
- Elaine @ Timothy Corrigan

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Thursday
Aug092012

Living with dogs

Brendan of interior design firm Kwinter & Co. (previously featured here) emailed about one of her design projects that included 2 very large dogs - Bernese Mountain dogs which happens to be one of my favourite breeds. It is the Toronto townhouse of Dr. Stephanie Bot, a psychoanalyst, which explains the Freud bust that resides next to the bed. :) Brendan explained: This project was all about the dogs and how to furnish it in a way that worked for them. I used colors that were close to theirs so that when they shed it doesn't show up so much. Many of the materials were dog friendly. Having 7 cats, I totally understand the need to consider animals when decorating and most importantly, when purchasing furniture. I hope the dark floors hide the black fur!

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Monday
Aug062012

Monday's pets on furniture

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

Hjalmar, my Boston Terrier, soon 5 months and Elmer, the fatcat, 1 year, enjoying their favorite chair.
- Janne (Norway)

Oscar is a 7 y/o Rhodesian Ridgeback. He adores a good mid-century modern chair, but not as much as ice cream and baked goods. When he's not sleeping like a log, he blogs about his charmed life at www.oscaratemymuffin.com (illustrated by his patient mum, artist & designer Natalya Zahn)
- Natalya

This is my cat named, Tabby who has been living with me for 7 years. She is sitting on an original George Nelson steel sofa that has been recently reupholstered. She and her brother, Pazu compliments well with my furniture.
- Waka

Attached is a photo of my cat Josie, sleeping on my new vintage kantha ottoman. She has taken quite a liking to it!
- Kobie

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