At first, Burgundy Waller aka @chipgirlhere appears to be standing in front of an unremarkable ADU in her now-viral TikTok video. That is, until she steps inside: the two-story structure – which features bunk beds, Christmas decorations and a slide from the top floor – is, in fact, an incredibly large niche, with a Tiffany & Co filled with goodies. dog bowl. With 48.3 million views, the degree of luxury could not help but make a splash in the comments section. (“Your dog lives better than me” is a familiar refrain.) While extreme, this setup is no mere aberration: Across the United States, top decorators and designers help furnish Fido with the finest things in life, whether through product lines or extraordinary conveniences.
“I care about space so much, and dogs are just as much a part of the family as we are, so I don’t understand why we would have less beautiful or cheaper products,” says Portland-based designer Alex Proba. “Obviously not everyone can afford things like that, but I think, in the world of interior designers and people who furnish spaces, I think it’s important to consider pet products of company.” Well known for its tufted pillows, rugs and artwork, Proba recently launched its own line of pet products, ProbaPaws. The collection includes wavy toys and bandanas, plus dog beds and bowls (designed in collaboration with Sophie Lou Jacobsen) that can easily double as beanbags and cereal bowls.
“People have invented all kinds of things under the sun for dogs,” says AD100 designer Alex Papachristidis, whose most recent book, Elegant living: welcoming and inspiring rooms came out in October. Papachristidis has been adapting spaces to meet the needs of his spaces and those of his clients for years – one of his personal favorites is repurposing vintage drop stools as steps to help small dogs on larger furniture. He also made custom crate pads and dog beds for customers. More than just aesthetics, an appreciation for dog-centric design is a good sign for interior designers who work closely with their clients. “I wouldn’t have a client who didn’t love their dog more than anything,” Papachristidis proclaims.