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Different is Good in Home Decor

Stray Dog Designs - unique home furnishings and accessoriesOh, those colors! The playful elegance of the designs! The whimsical charm!

Truly, I haven’t been this excited about a new home furnishings site in quite a while — but Stray Dog Designs makes me want to rip out everything in the house (except maybe for a few heirlooms and objects with sentimental value) and start decorating all over again from scratch!

This site is a great source of decorating inspiration, too, even if you’re not in a place to do a whole lot of serious furniture shopping right now. (Might not hurt to have a little word with Santa Claus, though!)

On top of the wonderful whimsy of the products here, I very much like the company philosophy as expressed in the quirky Stray Dogma statement, which says in part:

We design home decor that says, “Sit. Stay.”…Your home isn’t your castle. Castles are cold and forbidding. Your home is family…

You have a distinct personality. Shouldn’t your rooms?

Artists think differently. Different is good. Cookie cutters are for cookies, not furniture.

Small companies and hand made objects matter… People should be paid a fair, living wages, wherever they live, whatever they do. A company that gives back grows a soul…

The furnishings, ornaments, and accessories are interesting and different — I think it’s fair to call them “unique” (a word that’s been badly abused and devalued in recent years, by the way) — and above all, happy. Isn’t that what we want most for the place that we live?

Let’s tag this, oh, Home Decor | Fair Trade.

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2 comments… add one

  • domestika 2006/10/15, 2:17 am

    I find myself really attracted to vibrant colours – not necessarily bright colours, not all the time, but those that have a certain clarity. Not a huge fan of taupe, you might say! ;-)
    Jen

  • Wholesale Amish Furniture 2006/10/15, 1:18 am

    Their lamps are pretty good. I like the vibrancy of the colors htey use. Doing up my new place right now. So any further info on good places to buy are most welcome. Thanks
    Carol

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