Just because you’ve chosen to decorate your home with antiques doesn’t mean your pet’s life has to go to the dogs. While our fine French antiques are only for human consumption (well, mostly), your furry family members can enjoy equally opulent furnishings to suit their tastes. I set out to discover what type of luxury pet furniture was available today and learned your dog or cat can live very comfortably, indeed!
As you know if you’ve read this antiques blog much, Greg and I are the proud parents of eight (!) furbabies. Some of them live at the gallery, and some of them stay at home. While our cats and dogs seem content with run-of-the-mill beds and cushions (and chairs), they’d probably love to be pampered with some of the upscale pet furniture I found.
On a typical day, our dogs and cats (that’s Jake above) lounge on our decidedly common mattress. Imagine how much happier they’d be on a Louis XVI sofa like the ones carried by Une Vie de Château. Choose from a style like the one shown in the logo here, or pick something more exotic, like their “Marie Antoinette” bed a la polonaise with a pink canopy, gilt frame, and real ostrich feathers.
If Asian design is more your style (and, remember, we carry Chinese antiques, too!), check out the fabulous Pagoda bed from Precious Palaces Handcrafted Interior Pet Houses. Your cats or small dogs will feel like a pasha while snoozing on this lovely bed, which you can see in this House Beautiful slide show of luxury pet furniture.
Your cat(s) should not be neglected, either. Ditch your cheap carpet-covered scratching post for something that blends in better with your fine furnishings. This high-quality walnut scratching post from Five Pet Place features a black quartz inset and crown molding design. Keep claws away from fine antiques without sacrificing style.
Five Pet Place features other luxury cat furniture, including a gorgeous litter box that looks like an end table.
For those who truly treat their pets like family, custom built playhouses are available from La Petite Maison. Custom built on-site, these are no ordinary “doghouses.” These tiny houses can be built to match your home design or style, from Victorian to cottage and beyond!
If you’re not too into upscale pet furniture but would enjoy a fun way to add your pets into your furnishings, check out these custom made silkscreen pet pillows! You send in a photo of your pet, and Etsy vendor Shannon Broder turns it into a figural pillow of your favorite pooch. Or cat. Or bird. These pillows would make a wonderful memorial for our furry friends who wait for us on the Rainbow Bridge. Keep them in your hearts (and on your sofa!) forever.
What do you think about upscale or luxury pet furnishings? How far do you go in pampering your pets?
Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Connect with Aimee on Google+ or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!