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Charleston Trees and Black Dogs

I’ve featured lot’s of decorations and ideas for the holidays on the last few blogs and thought you would enjoy seeing a photo of our tree.

Our Tree

I think its pretty but nothing compared to the grand, double story, tree at the Hibernian Hall in downtown Charleston.  Wow!

Hibernian Hall tree

We met Bella, pictured here, at a party on Gibbes Street over the weekend.  The little elf costume stayed on for all of three minutes.

Bella

This sweetie is Jerry who was hanging out with the guys at the Hibernian Hall.

Jerry

Mr. H says:  If you don’t have Christmas in your heart already you will never find it under a tree-Enjoy!

Fun with (faux) fur

I know-you must think I’m crazy. The suggestion to add fur to your décor may seem ridiculous when you have furry children. Since we have two dogs and two cats shedding fur in copious amounts, I often think of setting up a loom and knitting some sweaters with the hopes that pet fur apparel may be the next new fashion trend. But seriously….faux fur can be a marvelous decorative accent.

Just look at these wonderful throw pillows

Fabulous Furs Fox Pillows

Fabulous Furs

And who wouldn’t want to cuddle up on a chilly night with this coyote faux fur throw

Fabulous Furs Faux Coyote throw

Fabulous Furs

And don’t forget about an area rug in a faux lamb dark chocolate.

Fabulous Furs lamb rug

Fabulous Furs

Bonus: It’s great camouflage for dog fur!

All the images are from Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs

Mr. H says: Having the wrong accessories in a room is like wearing sneakers with a tuxedo-Enjoy!

Designer Dog Beds

Welcome!  Hampton and I our pleased to launch our Black Dog Design Blog.  We want to share our thoughts on interior design, entertaining, food, and general Charleston living. 

What could be more fitting then to kick things off with a feature on designer dog beds!  All dog owmers have them-those dirty, hideous look pillows lying about that we think our dogs should lie on.  Of course, since most dogs consider themselves far superior they would prefer to lounge on the sofa or better yet your bed. 

Why not treat them like the King and Queens they think they are with this fabulous creation:

Glamour Dog Store dog bed

Glamour Dog

Handpainted with paws and dancing dog bones this bed would make a statement in any decor!

Dog bone dog bed

Glamour Dog

I know Mr. H would enjoy snoozing away on this:

Dog day bed

Max Comfort

Mahogany wood with a big fluffy cushion-Dog Heaven!

Mahogany dog bed

Glamour Dog

And this one is certainly fit for a princess:

Princess dog bed

Glamour Dog

But seriously, a comfy floor pillow may be all you need to keep them off the sofa-just don’t forget the monogram!

Monogram dog bed

Pottery Barn

Mr. H says: Tastes change but comfort is always in style-Enjoy!
Photos from: glamourdog.com and potterybarn.com