fur friendly…
decorating for your four-legged friend

pet decor

We love our pets. They enrich our lives, keep us happier and healthier, and make our spaces feel more like home. We think pets are great. Until we see the stain on the carpet, the fur all over the new sofa, the claw marks on the floor… Living with pets comes with a few challenges, but you don’t have to give up great design to make it work. It just requires a little bit of thinking, and adapting, to the unique needs of our furry family members. Continue reading

down with dander…
green and healthy

 

Spring was over months ago, so why am I still sneezing? Seasonal allergies are a pain, but at least there is an end in sight. Indoor allergies are a completely different thing and can go on all year long. One of the biggest causes of indoor allergies is pet dander. Whether you just don’t want to give up your favorite furry friend, or you want to make your house more accessible to friends who have pet allergies, there are easy ways to reduce the amount of indoor allergens in your home. The two most common ones are dust and dander, other common triggers are cleaning supplies, transfer of pollen from outdoors, and irritants found in things like paint, adhesives and other household goods. First step, switch to eco-friendly cleaning solutions and opt for low- to no-VOC paints. Now let’s get control of these household allergens! Continue reading

beat the heat with your pet…
cold treats to help them chill out

Cool Pet

When temperatures soar, we humans reach for something cold to help us chill out. Make sure you treat your furry friends to something cool as well. Unless your pets live 24/7 in air-conditioned bliss, the heat is on for them as well, and they’ll appreciate some chilly relief. If you turn the thermostat higher during the day while you’re away, make sure to provide heat relief for your at-home pets. Continue reading