I am…admittedly, a shelter magazine hoarder. Well, I don’t have magazines piled up in every nook and cranny of my apartment, but I do like to look over a juicy issue of Elle Decor, or to visit Lonny or Design Milk in the wee minutes left from my lunch break at work. Design is something I love, and something I like to bring into my home.
My bedroom currently features a modern aesthetic, with typography wall art, and a black, white, and shades of yellowish-orange color motif. Everything seems to flow with an ease and elegance…until you get to the ugly beige and metal mass that is Arie’s crate. I loathe the look of that crate. The crate is important for Arie, because it’s her own personal space: The cats don’t go in there. Shady, our other dog, can’t either. It’s her own little hideaway and nighttime retreat, her safe place for sleeping, resting, and for calming herself when she gets overwhelmed. It is also a major eyesore…along with Shady’s crate, the litter boxes, and the cat post/tree.
Still, never fear pet owners: Recently, designers have been keeping us in mind, and are making the cutest (EVER!) modern pet accessories, beds, and more, that won’t interrupt your space’s design. See my curated lust items below.
Modern pet accessories for the design-minded pet parent:
Who could resist an egg like nook for their favorite pooch or feline, in a fun shade of pink, mint, or beige, and with adorable polka dot cushions? This little nugget of cute, a pEi pod, will set you back $130 for the small size, but like jeans for the same price, it probably won’t cramp your style.
Kitty Pod. This is one of my loves. This little “couchette” is a wonder for me, as it’s made from a scratching post like material and is designed to comfort your kitty and let your feline love their very own piece of furniture, helping to keep their claws from loving up the side of your couch. These pieces look like a chic, recycled material furniture piece, but are ultimate examples of function. Find this for $122, or check out their site for other options. (P.S. the opening music on their website is pretty sweet, too.)
This next little wonder is adorable for the fish lovers in this world. If your apartment or HOA won’t allow you to have mammals, you can go with the ever popular beta, a great low maintenance pet. Still, the bowl could give your stylish new fish…and your apartment…the blues. Instead, consider giving your fish a modern abode that any architect would admire: The fish condo. The best part is, this bowl is highly affordable, at $29.95 via Heliotrope.
What stylish finds do you have to share with us? Share your adorable pet accessory ideas in a comment.