This nursery skillfully mixes charming, kid-friendly pieces (a cute-as-can-be bear basket) with more sophisticated ones (that branch chandelier) for an overall look that can easily grow with the room's owner.
Make him Pup of Honor and walk him down the aisle with the bridesmaids or groomsmen. Or make her Flower Dog who carries a basket of flowers in advance of the bride. Or the Ring Bearer, carrying the jewelry on a special pillow-equipped dog collar. If doing what she’s told isn’t your pup’s bag, go with Honored Guest who stays out of the ceremony but sits down front with a human attendant.
If you have a fireplace in your kitchen, add quirky and collected elements for instant farmhouse style. This mantel, featured in Susan Sully’s book, “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques,” mixes inexpensive brass candlesticks, baskets and classic blue-and-white platters along with affordable resin bear statues and a deer bust for a rustic farmhouse feel. “When you group it in an interesting way, they work together,” Sully says.