Your Dogs, Your Home
As I’ve mentioned before, one of the greatest things about collectible dogs is that they, so like the dogs they represent, manage to make wherever they are placed, their home.
From a design perspective, both your collection and your home can benefit greatly from combining your passion with a touch of creativity, and some quick tips.
When asked, everyone at “A Dog’s Tale” had some to offer…
- CLUSTER instead of lining up your collectible dogs in a row. Incorporate the “Rule of 3” when moving your choice of dogs from that overcrowded shelf or armoire. Pieces arranged in odd numbers are more interesting and appealing than even-numbered groupings.
- PLACE THE RIGHT SINGLE DOG IN THE RIGHT PLACE. Whether it is a porcelain figurine, wall art or an antique bronze dog, it will make your home look more expensive. Add lighting to bring it further into focus.
- EVERY FLAT SURFACE PRESENTS A CHANCE TO BE CREATIVE. Mantlepieces, desktops, tops of vanities and even floor space are decorative opportunities, waiting to be explored.
- USE OTHER DECORATIVE OBJECTS TO BRING ATTENTION TO YOUR DOGS (or vice-versa.) Displaying your collectible dogs around books (especially old books) make gorgeous displays. Likewise, any floral display or indoor plant can look even more elegant or whimsical combined with the placement of one or a cluster of dogs.