‪Pet furniture can now match, fit in home’s decor

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No longer are furniture companies content to offer you staples like a sofa, easy chair and bed. Now they have those items for your pet, too, designed not to clash with the rest of your decor.

Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, Ikea, Casper mattresses and other popular furniture purveyors have lines for pets, often in styles that complement their human-size living room furniture.

Elegant furniture for pets is hardly new. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has an 18th century dog kennel in its holdings that was made for Marie Antoinette for her royal dog Coco. The “niche de chien,” of gilded beech and pine covered in velvet, features a swank interior lined in silk. Other pet furniture of the period resembled canopied beds or tabouret-shaped chairs.

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Original Article Source Credits: The Columbian, https://www.columbian.com/

Article Written By: Katherine Roth

Original Article Posted on: Feb 14, 2020

Link to Original Article: https://www.columbian.com/news/2020/feb/14/pet-furniture-can-now-match-fit-in-homes-decor/