“Preferred by Pets & People”
As recommended in the books “An Affair With A House” by Bunny Williams, a world-renowned interior designer & garden expert with her own Manhattan-based stores, Treillage
and . . .
the book “The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in North America”, by Barbara Garnett-Smith Wilson, breeder of champions, judge and exhibitor.
And in Barbara Garnett-Wilson’s new book “The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, in Fact and Fancy”.
Pets are some of the most important members of our families. No one knows that more than 2015 Southern Living Show House designer and animal lover Bunny Williams. This fabulous decorator does everything she can to make her rescue dogs feel at home in her perfectly choreographed space. But being big on animal-friendly details doesn’t mean skimping on style! Read on for our interview with Bunny Williams about creating a home that welcomes all the four-legged friends in our lives in luxury.
Design Chic: Are there any chic pet-related items that you recommend for homeowners?
Bunny Williams: I always put dog beds in the rooms I spend the most time in. Wally Bed makes attractive fake leopard ones. Always keep an assortment of throws to wrap around the cushions of a chair or sofa. This will protect the upholstery and the throws can be removed and cleaned with ease. And, since I like to find interesting water bowls to put near every door of a house. I recently designed one for Ballard with an Asian flare that has a pattern in the bottom of the bowl, as the bowl will be most often seen from above.
The doyenne of New York interior design talks about rooms that are too perfect, the virtues of 9-foot-tall doorways and how dogs always know the coziest place in the house to curl up
In a recent chat, Ms. Williams extolled the virtues of 9-foot-tall doorways and faux-fur dog beds, and made her feelings about the color mauve quite clear.
My dogs sleep: wherever they want to. I have fake fur throws on the sofas in case they come in muddy from the outside. They like to make a house under the table by the front door where they wait for us to come home, napping in their Wallybeds, which are faux leopard and look chic in every room.
Read the entire article at http://www.wsj.com/articles/interior-designer-bunny-williams-on-dogs-and-elegance-1437677927