dog days of decorating

I'm a sucker for a dog. If you are too then I don't need to explain it! If you aren't, well, maybe you should spend more time around them...just an idea. :)

I was in a new client's home this week and admired her variety of dog artwork. Some paintings of her dog (a big, sweet Shepard), some posters of colorful dogs and a few dog books tossed around. It didn't feel like a "theme," just a nice collection. I loved it.

This got me wondering what else is out there in the not-cheesy-dog-decor department. I just received the latest House Beautiful magazine and checked out their website, only to find these great dog wallpapers (click here to see all of the featured papers).

Maxx (in Red) is from Peter Fasano: peterfasano.com
(Maxx (in Red), from Peter Fasano: peterfasano.com)

Hunting Dogs Novelty from Ralph Lauren Home: ralphlaurenhome.com
(Hunting Dogs Novelty, from Ralph Lauren Home: ralphlaurenhome.com)

I found this great artist, Nancy Schutt, and wanted to share a few of her fun pieces of art with you.

Nancy Schutt original art
(art by Nancy Schutt)

Nancy Schutt original art
(art by Nancy Schutt)

And, what room would be complete without a pillow or some wall graphics (with dogs on them, of course!). Pillow Pillow Pillow is a great website that features many interesting dog and cat themed items. Doesn't all of this just make you feel good?

Mui Mui pillow (pillowpillowpillow.com)
(Mui Mui pillow)

Blick wall graphics, Pug family (pillowpillowpillow.com)
(Blick wall graphics, Pug family)

Of course all of this dog talk ties in nicely with the online room photo contest that I'm hosting. Rooms for Rover is ready for your votes—what are you waiting for? Voting ends July 17 and a vote from you can help save the life of a pet at the MD SPCA.

Woof woof and happy decorating!


Anonymous said...

Hi! I am very interested in the Hunting Dogs Novelty from Ralph Lauren. I only wonder if it is still possible to obtain that wallpaper since it is over a year after its release?
Could I still find it online somewhere to order?

April Force Pardoe said...

Thank you for your comment. Many papers are still available years after their release. If you contact RL they should be able to assist you. Good luck! Where are you going to use the paper?