All cat lovers out there will be pleased to see sculptural, artistic modern cat houses that not only provide their furry little pets with shelter and climbing fun, but also decorate modern interiors. And when you add a social dimension, you get the best of both worlds. These 14 intricate modern cat houses were especially built by US architects for stray cats. Encouraging donations for FixNation, a Californian spay-neuter nonprofit organization, these modern cat houses inspire a new dimension in the design of shelters for one of the world’s favorite pet. Stray felines were given the chance to enjoy sculptural cat shelters created for Architects for Animals’ “Giving Shelter” fundraiser held in Los Angeles this September.
Each custom built cat house was designed by a different architect for the Giving Shelter event held on held on September 10, 2014 in Los Angeles. Organized by the national organization Architects for Animals, the event ripples as well as inspiration for the future of cat house design. The adorable kittens can play in, on and around the geometric cat houses all day long. They’ll be like a dynamic, unpredictable part of the whole system, bringing it to life.
We’ve seen houses for cats to scratch and tables designed for feline exploration, even luxury beds for cats and dogs. We’ve even featured an interview with Kooldog to show you the promises and this growing field. They all pave the way to a more aesthetically appealing pet home design. If you’d like to know more details, DailyMail explores each design.
We now turn to top design bloggers such as Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, who has decorated her kitchen shelving with an array of pastel dishware. Don’t be afraid to mix function and style when it comes to your decorative shelves. Put useful items on display, but arrange them artfully. If the shelving is purely decorative, choose pieces carefully. Be selective, as this gives your shelves a curated, artful look, as shown by this DIY hoop shelf from A Beautiful Mess.
Now it’s my turn to share some Decoist design advice with you! First up, we see a grouping of small items displayed on the DIY Round Shelf I created for a previous Decoist post. When deciding what to display, avoid overcrowding your shelf in terms of weight and height. For a small round shelf like the one displayed in the two images below, lightweight items are essential. Plus, smaller items allow the shape of the shelf to truly shine. Also consider what’s on display near the shelf you’re styling. An example is the open shelving featured in my kitchen tour. I’ve filled it with an array of teapots, coffee pots, cake stands, serving trays and more. So when it came time to style the shelving of the nearby garden window, I kept it simple. Just a few items did the trick, preventing the kitchen from being overwhelmed by “stuff”.