Pet Furniture To Suit Your Stylish Space
We live in a pet-obsessed world, so why not treat your fur child to decor and furnishings that are as stylish and aesthetically forward as your own?
For many people today, pets are very much like human children – they live with us in our homes, they go with us on weekends away, they are the best coffee dates, and they often join us for Saturday breakfasts at the ever-growing number of pet-friendly restaurants out there.
You only need to glance at social media to know that we live in a pet-obsessed world – so why would you not treat your fur child to a life as stylish and aesthetically forward as your own?
Due to their importance in our lives and households, we tend to try to give them just as much as we would for our human children. 'Book Wet & Wild' is on my monthly to-do list – Wet & Wild being a Cape Town-based mobile doggy grooming service that comes to my house to groom my beloved hound from head to toe. Gosh, I don’t even get that treatment myself on a monthly basis.
Apart from the very basics, to keep them fed and clean and healthy, we often wonder why the offering for pets tends to be so basic and, well, ugly. Could pet furniture it be a little more interesting, a little more design forward, a little more fun?
We had a look at what is currently out there that is really just a tad nicer than what we are faced with at most pet shops, and have come up with some suggestions you might also like.
Pet Furniture: Sleeping
Internationally speaking, it's clear that one could go all out with pet furniture, from tiny sofas and princess beds to furry pods and €3000 Italian designer dog beds made of Perspex.
If price is no object, we think the Letto Dog bed, designed by Belgian interior and product designer Gerd Couckhuyt, is sleek and fabulous. It features an aluminium frame with raised side walls, foam/polyester wadding and 100% Trevira CS fabric composition that’s comfortable for the dog, and easy to clean. So elegant!
Hello Pets Shop is a Europe-based pet shop that pretty much has something to satisfy all pet-obsessed humans. Here are our favourite sleeping pod options from them.
If you are after a pretty cushion bed for your dog, these patterned monochrome dog cushions are stylish, beautiful and local from Cameron Collective.
Pet Furniture: Eating
There are also seriously high-end pet food bowls out there, from the £1000 Jonathan Adler brass and acrylic dog bowl to R1000-plus Alessi dog bowls. There are bowls with water filters, bowls in many colours and even some with personalised engraving.
We think these locally made Benji + Moon ceramic dog bowls – made by Esmund Mahlangu – are seriously cute. And they solve a design problem too – although we don't really mean to refer to spaniels' delightfully long, silky ears as a 'problem'.
Cameron Collective's ceramic dog bowls come with a matching melamine tray to keep your floor clean and neat. These patterend monochrome bowls are available in both small and large sizes.
Pet Furniture: Playing
Whether in the house or out in the park, stylish toys are definitely on the modern pet's must-have list too.
We especially like this multifunctional cat scratcher (it's also the perfect height to be a sidetable) made from 100% oak. And of course, an eye-catching Chommies leash is something every style-conscious four-legged friend likes to be seen with at the park.