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Daytime Ottawa Interior Design Trend for 2016 | sO Interiors

I was invited on Rogers Daytime Ottawa by host Jamie Rae Gomes to discuss up and coming interior design trends for 2016. It was my first time being on live T.V. and had a great time. I would like to thank husband for being such a wonderful support and helping me with the stuff behind the scene. I am excited to share this video with you and hope you like it!

Canine friendly designs

I was inspired to write this article based on an image that I had come across, it was a kitchen island that had integrated doggy dishes. I thought what a fantastic idea I am always tripping over my dogs water & food dish. I thought it might be interesting to see what other people are designing for their furry friends and what extent people will go to accommodate them. I think some people may find these design solutions ridiculous and other pet owner will embrace them as must haves for their dogs ;)

Outdoor Dog Shower

This is the perfect idea for people who like to contain the mess before entering the house, or those with pets who have hate on for bath tubs.
out door dog shower

 Phil Kean Designs |  http://philkeandesigns.com/

 

Built In Dog Bed

Hate clutter, think about incorporating your furry friend into the design and function of your home.  A custom built dog bed tuck away in a cozy spot is a great way to reduce visual clutter and to create a fantastic chill out spot for your dog
Built in dog bed

Cook Architectural Design Studio | www.cookarchitectural.com

 

Luxe Custom dog kennel

This is for those who have a few extra dollars to spend a Luxe Custom dog kennel is a fantastic way to go. The idea is that your dog has a quite designated place to go from all the action of a busy home when needed. Essentially an extra bedroom for your dog.
Luxe custom kennel

 Parkyn Design | www.parkyndesign.com

 

Pet Fountain

A pet fountain is a great way to keep your dog hydrated outside during the warm weather. I particularly love this design as it is kid friendly as well.
Pet fountain

California Waterscapes | www.californiawaterscapes.com

 

Pet Food Pullout

If you have a dog this pull out drawer is the perfect solution to the age old problem of how to store the oversized bags of pet food. Keep in mind to find a bin that has a lid so that the smell can be contained.
Pet food pullout

 Madison Taylor | www.madisontaylordesign.com

 

Modern Dog Sofas

If you are a design buff and love modern design this is a must have item for your dog. These sofas come in a variety of colours materials and sizes.

le-corbusier-dog-2

 Le Corbusier Dog Sofa

Dog Bowls Incorporated Into Kitchen Island

Incorporating a water and food dish into the design of the kitchen island was brilliant Idea. Whether you have a cat or a dog this is a fantastic solution to the traveling dish & tripping hazard. The designer selected hard wearing materials while keeping a great design sensibility.
Dog bowls in Kitchen Island

 Intimate Living Interiors | www.intimatelivinginteriors.com

Interior Design Fails

I thought I would start off the year with a light hearted article on interior design fails of past years. Did you ever wonder what would happen if you didn’t keep an eye on your contractors, designers and or catch your design mistakes before production. Here are 10 of my favourite picks. Enjoy!

1. What was the designer thinking?

Interesting shaped couch

2. Do you really need that much privacy?

doors_too_high

3. Don’t you hate it when  designer’s only think of aesthetics!

Stairs-to-no-where

 

4. Just a tiny mistake! You have to move your stove to open the drawer.

drawer and stove

5. Is there such a thing as too much pattern?

Purple-zebra

6. I wanted to place the swords where the baby could see them.

interior-design-fail-1

7. Problem solved! I just had to modify the fence.

Window-in-fence

8. I followed the specifications like you told me too!

spiral-stairs

9. Who didn’t check the city by laws before building!

driveway_tree

10. Really!!!!!!!!!

why-do-we-need-a-clear-toilet

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