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Pets in the Home

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As I have mentioned before, we are huge pet lovers here in the offices of Martha Stewart Living.

Lots of my coworkers love their cats and dogs and bring them into the office (often to model in a magazine photoshoot). Some of Martha's famous friends have been known to stop by for a surprise visit.

As these best friends are a permanent part of your home, it's important to give their space the attention that any wall or floor receives.

Here are some of my favorite shots of animals enlivening an interior...

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This is such a smart looking dog bed. (Martha Stewart Living)

1 This is such a smart looking dog bed. (Martha Stewart Living)

Heidi Posner's puppy, Moo, really takes center stage here. (Martha Stewart Living)

2 Heidi Posner's puppy, Moo, really takes center stage here. (Martha Stewart Living)

This is a dog bed made from striped kitchen towels. (Martha Stewart Living)

3 This is a dog bed made from striped kitchen towels. (Martha Stewart Living)

The placement of this pet bed (for Jewelie, the dog) is key. (Martha Stewart Living)

4 The placement of this pet bed (for Jewelie, the dog) is key. (Martha Stewart Living)

The cool tiles make a perfect resting spot. (Martha Stewart Living)

5 The cool tiles make a perfect resting spot. (Martha Stewart Living)

Look at Martha's cats favorite hiding spot. (Martha Stewart Living)

6 Look at Martha's cats favorite hiding spot. (Martha Stewart Living)

Agba, relaxes on a slipcovered sofa. (Martha Stewart Living)

7 Agba, relaxes on a slipcovered sofa. (Martha Stewart Living)

This stool makes a perfect perch for Martha's cat. (Martha Stewart Living)

8 This stool makes a perfect perch for Martha's cat. (Martha Stewart Living)

This deep galvanized tray makes a perfect bed for Guendolina. (Martha Stewart Living)

9 This deep galvanized tray makes a perfect bed for Guendolina. (Martha Stewart Living)

Francesca and Sharkey, adorned in

10 Francesca and Sharkey, adorned in "diamond" necklaces, look perfect atop Martha's sofa. (Martha Stewart Living)

I love a dog in a raincoat. (Martha Stewart Living)

11 I love a dog in a raincoat. (Martha Stewart Living)

Dude, kicks back on this stylish settee. (Martha Stewart Living)

12 Dude, kicks back on this stylish settee. (Martha Stewart Living)

This oval Nantucket basket makes the perfect cat bed. (Martha Stewart Living)

13 This oval Nantucket basket makes the perfect cat bed. (Martha Stewart Living)

As well as my favorite pet accessories.

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This classic leather leash is one of my favorites. (petsmart.com)

1 This classic leather leash is one of my favorites. (petsmart.com)

This pile of leashes has the appearance of gold rope.

2 This pile of leashes has the appearance of gold rope.

I love the gold and white combination of this leash.(foundmyanimal.com)

3 I love the gold and white combination of this leash.(foundmyanimal.com)

This black leash from

4 This black leash from "Found My Animal" is so chic. (foundmyanimal.com)

This black watch waxed canvas plaid is very handsome. (foundmyanimal.com)

5 This black watch waxed canvas plaid is very handsome. (foundmyanimal.com)

This is a classic color combo. (barneys.com)

6 This is a classic color combo. (barneys.com)

This is such a nice spring palate. (barneys.com)

7 This is such a nice spring palate. (barneys.com)

The color selection of these leather leashes is great. (Petsmart.com)

8 The color selection of these leather leashes is great. (Petsmart.com)

Francesca looks amazing in this ribbon collar. (marthastewart.com)

9 Francesca looks amazing in this ribbon collar. (marthastewart.com)

As you know orange is one of my favorite colors -- I have to get this for Sharkey. (foundmyanimal.com)

10 As you know orange is one of my favorite colors -- I have to get this for Sharkey. (foundmyanimal.com)

A henley for a dog? Genius. (mungoandmaud.com)

11 A henley for a dog? Genius. (mungoandmaud.com)

This navy barn sweater is adorable. (petsmart.com)

12 This navy barn sweater is adorable. (petsmart.com)

This ultrasuede dog coat is so tailored and modern. (marthastewart.com)

13 This ultrasuede dog coat is so tailored and modern. (marthastewart.com)

Every dog needs a trench coat...(petsmart.com)

14 Every dog needs a trench coat...(petsmart.com)

These treat jars are sleek and simple. (Petsmart.com)

15 These treat jars are sleek and simple. (Petsmart.com)

This shampoo set is the ideal gift for a new dog owner. (petsmart.com)

16 This shampoo set is the ideal gift for a new dog owner. (petsmart.com)

This is an amazing looking dog toy. (dogstuff.com)

17 This is an amazing looking dog toy. (dogstuff.com)

These Martha Stewart crochet toys are too cute. (petsmart.com)

18 These Martha Stewart crochet toys are too cute. (petsmart.com)

Have you ever seen an artichoke dog toy? I hadn't before this. (dogstuff.com)

19 Have you ever seen an artichoke dog toy? I hadn't before this. (dogstuff.com)

This dog carrier masquerades as a chic tote.(mungoandmaud.com)

20 This dog carrier masquerades as a chic tote.(mungoandmaud.com)

This Martha Stewart grooming tote is the ultimate set. (Petsmart.com)

21 This Martha Stewart grooming tote is the ultimate set. (Petsmart.com)

This striped bowl from Jonathan Adler is whimsical.(jonathanadler.com)

22 This striped bowl from Jonathan Adler is whimsical.(jonathanadler.com)

Perfect for the modernist! (mungoandmaud.com)

23 Perfect for the modernist! (mungoandmaud.com)

These are such sophisticated pet bowls. (gumps.com)

24 These are such sophisticated pet bowls. (gumps.com)

This pet bed has classic lines. (grandinroad.com)

25 This pet bed has classic lines. (grandinroad.com)

This blue and white dog bed from Wagwear is perfect for a beach house. (wagwear.com)

26 This blue and white dog bed from Wagwear is perfect for a beach house. (wagwear.com)

These linen dog beds come in beautiful, soft muted tones. (canvashomestore.com)

27 These linen dog beds come in beautiful, soft muted tones. (canvashomestore.com)

I love this book, The Dogs of Central Park,  for its unique look at New York's cherished pets.

28 I love this book, The Dogs of Central Park, for its unique look at New York's cherished pets.

Stay tuned for a Martha Stewart Pets giveaway later today!

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Comments (3)

  • Adorably gorgeous shots of pets, Love

  • Hi Kevin, Thanks for another terrific blog post about beautiful animals and pet products that they would enjoy! I still love Martha's PetSmart products the most, but it's fun to see all kinds of other pet products! These photos are fantastic! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day! Jan

  • As always, a great selection of quality pet accessories. My furry feline would welcome more MS accessories for cats. She is jealous of all the dogs and their cool MS stuff. She is currently craving the travel bowl set, but isn't sure that the "bone" design is "her". She praises the can covers, though, reporting that they keep her wet food fresh and moist.

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