Location: West Town, Chicago, Illinois
A lot of people don't think you can live in the city, have big dogs, and still have a nice place. We live in a 2-bedroom condo with two 80 pound rescue dogs. I didn't think we needed to sacrifice home style just because we had pets, so we integrated our dogs into our style. We found nice floor cushions and sheepskin rugs that our dogs love to lay on and blend into our decor. Instead of an unattractive dog crate, one of our dogs dens in a white tepee. We choose items that are easy to clean, but still look nice. We use dark-colored rugs and have Flor Tiles that can be easily replaced if they get dirty. We have a series of lightweight ottomans and easy to move furniture to make vacuuming easy.
We found nice, modern glass containers where we store the dogs' treats. Their supplies and toys are stored in a series of matching storage bins. Our outdoor space includes an outdoor rug where the dogs enjoy laying.
And it was all done on a budget - almost all of our furniture was bought on Craigslist, or using points/gift certificates from our credit cards.