Bringing The Year of the Dog Home

West Elm, Etsy, Draper James, Chinese Fortune Calendar, Ballard Designs, World Market, Anthropologie

Chinese New Year is about to begin and 2018 is all about the Year of the Dog. Here on the home front, designers are putting on the dog, too, in ways that honor Fido in fabulous fashion.

Draper James

The Dog Ceramic Appetizer Plate Set taps into a hot trend with its portrayal of four dog breeds in contemporary silhouette form. If you don’t have a Draper James shop nearby, you can also pick these up at Crate & Barrel who worked with actress Reese Witherspoon (owner of Draper James) to create the plates and, in return, score an exclusive. Set/4-$65.


Etsy is a great go-to place for custom accessories that would cost significantly more elsewhere. To create his “Poindexter, the Teacher’s Pet” corgi art prints, graphic designer Matt D. removes pages from antique books that are about to be destroyed, then upcycles them as art canvases on which he prints new images. Each art print is handmade so it’s one-of-a-kind. And the prints look like antique artwork passed down over the generations. Choose from several dog breeds. $9.99.

World Market

Woven of soft cotton, the Dog Sleeps Here pillowcase set reminds everyone who sleeps where in a whimsical way. Set/2-$14.99.


Crafted of hand-painted stoneware with gold accents, these dog trinket dishes add a touch of retro French style. Can’t decide which is more charming—the Bonjour blue bulldog or Ooh La La white Scottie. $14.

West Elm

From West Elm’s collaboration with New York City’s venerable Fishes Eddy comes Charley Harper glassware. One of six designs in the collection, the Dog I glass features original artwork from Harper’s work in the 50s and 60s as a mid-century modern painter. Double Old-Fashioned/Iced Tea-$6-$8.

Ballard Designs

Can’t close out this round-up without something especially stylish for dogs themselves and this is it. Hand-sewn of rugged, machine washable canvas in a bold graphic pattern, the Trellis pet crate cover creates a haute hideaway for the discerning dog. Worth every penny. $69-$99.

This is the Year of the Dog. Time to make your home howl with style.