Text by Holly Seng
Stylish design and pet-friendly interiors are not as mutually exclusive as one might initially think. A follow-up to its American counterpart—At Home with Dogs and Their Designers—Susanna Salk’s latest book, At Home in the English Countryside: Designers and Their Dogs, explores spaces where luxurious design and beloved canines coexist in English countryside estates. Through 224 pages, Susanna gives readers a glimpse at lavish interiors and gorgeous gardens that keep four-legged friends in mind without sacrificing style.
Each of the 17 designer features provides an in-depth look into the relationships with their loyal canine companions and the unparalleled décor of the country estates they escape to in between the hustle and bustle of their professional lives. The thoughtful touches each has put into their home is evident, and whether curled up next to the stove or basking in the summer sun, their dogs find their special space as well.
Choosing a can’t-miss component of this new release would be, in essence, like choosing a favorite furry friend. Susanna captivates you with a variety of designs—from cozy cottages to artfully aristocratic interiors—with every turn of the page. We recommend hanging on to every word, since nestled between anecdotes you will discover designers’ secrets for living stylishly with dogs.
While styles and tastes change from one designer to another, one thing remains constant: an unyielding devotion to their dogs and the sentiment that their companions turn their well-decorated houses into homes.