Critter-compatible decor

Technology, pet-proof furnishings help create clean, scratch-free home we can all live with


Photographs by AP/DAVID A. LAND for VERN YIP

Interior designer Vern Yip sits on a couch with his dogs in his home in Atlanta. With progress in technology, durable rugs made with antimicrobial, stain-resistant fibers have become much more pleasant to the touch and are available in a wide range of styles, making them perfect for pet owners, Yip says.

It has gotten easier to have a house full of pets without sacrificing the home decor you want.

By creating a dedicated space for pets in a mudroom or laundry room, homeowners can keep their pets’ items organized and have a pleasant space to put ...

Designer Vern Yip relaxes at his home in Atlanta with his family and dogs. Families with pets have several options for durable, attractive flooring th...

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