Since I painted the living room Billy Baldwin brown many of the new things I have chosen to go with the new paint color are shades of brown and white too. Our dog Cholo is a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, a Blenheim, which is a lovely combination of brown and white.
So when people come over, they seriously ask me if I chose the color scheme to match the dog!
Maybe unconsciously we're drawn to a color palette we like, and choose those same colors for our home, for our clothing, and even when we choose a dog (or cat). But I really didn't take Cholo to the paint store, and ask that they match his color. I can't deny that he doesn't match the room in the most charming way.
Joni Webb's babies match her white and black decor perfectly
I have a clipping file of rooms with dogs in them, and by and large the rooms and the dogs compliment each other, if not down right match.
We're still in Baltimore, so I am cutting corners by posting the clipping file of some of my favorite dog decor photos.
This past weekend has been wonderful. Our Tango workshops were full, and the dances organized for us have been the most fun we have had in a long time. We have had two extraordinary house hosts, one in Patterson Park, and the other in Clipper Mill. I'll show you photos later this week that I think you'll enjoy.
The highlight of the trip was meeting the terrific Meg Fairfax who has two wonderful blogs: Pigtown Design and Pigtown Pigout. She is all and more that I hoped she would be: sweet, fun, sassy, and design savvy. She took time out of her busy life to show us around her beloved Baltimore, and to join us for dinner one night.
We fly home tomorrow, just in time to catch the big push of Carnival parades that roll down St. Charles Avenue a few blocks from our house, and to go to all the parties leading up to Fat Tuesday. Tango activities are suspended until after Mardi Gras, so it was nice to have this tango filled weekend in Baltimore.
And what happens to Cholo when we travel? Well BK, before Katrina our dear friend Sabina always took care of our pets. AK, after Katrina, Sabina and Joe lost their home and moved to California. So we have found a kennel for Cholo, which at first sounds heartless, but we found a good one called Zeus's Place. It's doggy daycare and doggy camp all rolled into one. Cholo gets alot of TLC and attention, and the chance to socialize and play with other dogs his own size and demeanor (which is that of a shy little guy).
I know I am really missing him, because I dreamed about him the last couple of nights. We'll pick him tomorrow, and get 10,000 doggie kisses.
So thanks for indulging me in another clipping file post. If you have a photo of your dog or cat or iguana ensconced in your decor that you would like to show and share, please send it to me and I'll post it.
I'm sure your choice of dog and decor is absolutely genius!