Thursday, August 27, 2009

Chic Cat Decor

I love sleek, modern decor. Clean lines, minimal clutter.

I know a lot of moms talk about ugly baby gear taking over their homes (I read one blogger who said that most baby gear looks like "the circus threw up on it"). And while we don't have a baby yet, I'm already noticing a little bit of this with our furry baby, our cat Judah.

No offense to anyone, bu there is some seriously fugly cat gear out there. Exhibits A and B:



Faux houses, neon colors? No thank you.

Ideally, I'd love to have a sweet playground of a house for Judah, like this house in Japan.


Isn't that cool?! But it's just not feasible for us.

Apparently some merchants got the memo that some people want sleeker cat products and decor. In fact, Modern Cat is blog/website dedicated to all things modern for cats. But the products are all sooo expensive.

Enter Ikea Hacker. They have so many great ideas for what to do with Ikea products. Such as this litter box hider (originally intended as a bathroom sick cabinet). LOVE this!



Or this cat tree made from Lack shelving.


Now I just need to convince the Mr. to bust out his tools and hack some Ikea with me one of these weekends.

Of course, I can't do a post about Judah without a picture of him. I guess he wanted to come to work with me, because he tried to stole-away in my laptop bag. Silly cat.


Have you incorporated any pet items into your home in a chic and easy way?

18 comments:

Heather said...

Cute kitty.

LOL...I totally have that Buddha Dome cat box. Marley LOVES it. It is very ugly though.

Nicole said...

Nope no pets. Unless you count the fish! My DH is highly allergic to cats. :(

Jennifer said...

My chic and easy way is to devote an entire room to our fur-babies. That way the rest of the house has no evidence that we own cats...besides those darn toy mice.

I'd love have something rigged up like that house in Japan!

Mrs. Potts said...

I've got nothing on the kitty decor, but Pepe would LOVE the playground! Besides that, the house pictured is amazing.

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Rachel said...

All of our dog decor is quite hideous! I would love to find away to make her crate mesh with our home...I just don't think it's doable, though!

Katie said...

that house in Japan is so cool!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I am not a cat person, but how can't you love the picture of him in your laptop bag!! He is handsome by the way!

Chic Runner said...

Ah Judah! sooo cute in the purse. My little blogmother cat ha ha. He is so cute, gah! :) Anyways, ikea hack some stuff and get some cool stuff in your house and I will come over and see it all! :) That house in japan is intensely cat. ha ha do humans even live there?!

The Jesse said...

that house in japan is awesome! we have two cats and they would LOVE that! i am loving the cat box hider idea. i always have a hard time trying to figure out the best location for that darn cat box. currently its in the guest room and then when we have guests over we hide it in our master bathroom. boo. there has got to be a better way. your kitty is a cutie :)

Mrs. Limestone said...

I love my cat and I think these homes are hilarious. But when I start drilling holes in my house to entertain my cat, please lock me up in a rubber room.

Sweet Simplicity said...

I wish we had some cool, modern items for our dog, but we don't. His toys are always out everywhere. Love the Judah pic!

Miss HoneyDew said...

WOW I have never seen anything like that! So cool!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Aw, that's cute that he jumped in your bag!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

No dog chicness at our house. I wish their was a way to make their crate chic.... and their toys all over the place. Boo.

Lucky in Love said...

So cute! Who knew pets could take up so much space??

The Mrs. said...

Those cat shelves are a great idea!!!

Cat Furniture said...

That house is crazy. I couldn't imagine doing that!

Jenny
Poochieheaven

Doorbell Covers said...

I see your a cat lover. You should take a look at our cat decor! http://www.doorbellcoversandmore.com/cat-gifts/cat_15.html

Very innovative home design by the way. I'm sure the cats love it!

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