Darryl Carter, another designer whose dog graces the pages of his book, has two dog beds shown underneath a fabulous antique Kitchen Island. Like Michael Smith's, the soft pattern on these beds makes them effortlessly chic.
It's very easy to have a custom pillow cover made- select your fabric, purchase the right quantity and head off to the upholsterer's. For a simply styled pillow cover, your tailor may even do this, or if you've got the ambition, dust off the sewing machine! I've always thought this Kravet fabric would make a fun bed for a modern home.
On the other hand, there's plenty of fabulous ready-mades available...
Striped hemp ... perfect for the beach inspired house.
Flowers and ruffles. How sweet would this be for a little cottage?
Plush, and not actually a dog bed! I originally bought a little sheepskin for my decor, but somebody else soon found another use for it and has had one ever since! He loves them and it's a rather funny sight, since he blends right in!
If all else fails, a laundry pile will suffice (a one sided opinion of course!). This picture was taken in my husband's bachelor pad bedroom (hence lack of a bed frame) while cleaning out his closet to make room for moi! I think I may have blogger's regret over posting such a mess of a picture... but look at that smile!