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Animal House Style: Designing a Home to Share with Your Pets Hardcover – September 20, 2001
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Let's get real here, I have a yellow lab that loves to lounge on my dark gray couch. The advice the author gives for removing pet hair from your couch is to get a strong vacuum cleaner! Um yeah, I would have never thought of that without reading this book! Or you can use a roll of tape to remove pet hair from your clothes! Hmmm, that is truely a new idea!
You can tell that Julia Szabo is a true animal lover, and she does have an amazing sense of style. But most of the home decor is way over my price range, like the Gucci bet she got her pit bull. It probebly cost more than my bed! Animal House Style does make you more aware of animal sensativity to house cleaning chemicals and what are good alternatives to your Clorox cleaners. But that is about the only practical advice this book has to offer.
If you are looking for a book with some really cute dog picks Animal House Style is a great pick. But if you are looking for viable solutions to living with pets, don't get this book.
Not all of us can afford designer furniture, that's true, but I have enjoyed seeing the photos of these animals and their loving owners who are showing the world that Fluffy or Spot have just as much right to sit on that million dollar couch as they do. I have seen sloppy pet owners and I think we all need to be reminded that we have a responibility to keep things on a higher level for the health of the animal as well as the impression we give to others.
Any book like this that promotes adoptiong animals from shelters and giving them good, loving, healthy and above all PERMANENT homes is truly invaluble.
I believe that the book is meant to show that living with animals in an accommodating way can be fashionable, and that the author had good intentions when writing the book. However, it seems dangerous to link animals to fashion, for what is fashionable can always become unfashionable. There are several instances in the book which discuss how well an animal is coordinated with a piece of furniture - that seems wrong to me.
The photography is very good and the layout attractive; if you like pets and fashion, the book may be a good match. If you are looking for a guide to pet proofing your home, you will be disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was hoping for more advise for those of us with cats with claws. I'll keep looking.Published 9 months ago by Michele Jacobs
Loved seeing real live pets enjoying themselves in real lived-in homes!
Very minimal financial investment to accommodate Fido's needs. Perfect!
Dogs, cats, birds and fish...all included. Lots of beds, for those with four legs and two. Lovely places to live, that's for sure. Read morePublished on September 27, 2012 by kitty kat
Lots of dogs and owners in their homes and a few ideas that may help you petirize your home. Ok book but not what I expected.Published on September 24, 2012 by glenda
Many animals languish in shelters because many houseproud people are afraid to adopt them, thinking keeping a house clean would be an impossible task. Read morePublished on May 9, 2009 by Amazon Customer
This is little more than a coffee table picture book of homes of wealthy people who appear to have allowed (their?) pets inside long enough to be photographed. Read morePublished on April 21, 2009 by Hazelnut
As an interior designer, I can certainly appreciate the essence of this book. Pet parents will likely agree that cohabiting with a furry animal can present a myriad of design... Read morePublished on November 14, 2008 by Holly J. Waxman
This book is a really unique book giving some pretty good ideas for co-existing in your home with your animal partners. Read morePublished on February 22, 2008 by D. Kelley