When it comes to living with our best furry friends, it is easier than ever for them to fit right in and not cramp our style thanks to a booming industry of well-designed furniture, products and supplies. Over the past decade that we have owned Lucy, we have seen the pet supply industry skyrocket. We love our pets and treat them like family—and designers and businesses took notice. Lucy enjoys her leisurely, modern lifestyle here at Ourhaus with help from some very well-designed products. Here are a few of our favorite modern pet furnishings:
Georgia helped us select the gray bed with the green FoFurdo mattress inset after I showed her photos of some of the rooms in our place. The color combo works great in our bedroom which has primarily brown walls with robin's egg blue accent walls. We often accessorize with grays, blues, yellows and dark lime greens.
Q: With your a background in Industrial design, what specifically got you started on the dog bed line?
A: I became interested in dog beds a few years ago when I started looking for a bed for my dog Kiara, who is a black Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff). Since she is a fairly large dog at 90 lbs., her bed takes up a significant amount of room in our living space, I wanted her bed to be something I would not mind looking at every day. Through my research I found the market for larger dog beds to be somewhat limited in style options and saw an opportunity to design a well-made, durable and customizable modern pet bed that cats and dogs of all sizes would enjoy and their owners could actually be proud of.
A: I am currently working full-time running Kip Pet Products. I love the creative freedom it allows me as well as having a flexible schedule so I can work from home and raise my little boy.
Q: What kinds of things inspired the form and materials of the bed?
A: A lot of thought went into creating the NESTo Pet Bed as it was important to consider the needs of both pets and pet owners. The bed needed to be appealing to pets on a physical and emotional level by creating a place where they feel comfortable and secure but also since it is a piece of furniture in the home, I wanted the NESTo to be visually pleasing for pet owners and even regarded as an interesting design feature of a room.
Q: Do you have plans to expand the line? Can you tell us what's next?
A: The Kip Nuzzo Pet Bed is a product I am excited to have recently launched. This bed is great for dogs and cats who love to nuzzle into their bed as it is essentially a loosely stuffed, round fabric ball which folds in on itself to create a soft nest. The Nuzzo Bed made from the 3” Mongolian shag faux fur has proven to be very popular with both pets and owners alike. For pets, the Nuzzo Pet Bed is like the ultimate warm, soft, donut bed to knead and settle into.
We agree! Thank you, Georgia! We look forward to seeing what's in store next.
—Ourhaus + Lucy