Turn your pet into part of your home styling

first_imgSleeping products can still be stylish.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoYou could go with custom made furniture with interesting designs to hold food bowls, cat litter trays or accessories.Vault Interiors are a big lover of Jonathon Adler designs which show that practical pet design can definitely be stylish too, putting pet accessories on display as part of your home. Vault Interiors director and principal stylist Justine Wilson shares her top tips on home styling with your pet in mind.MATCHING your pet to your home is becoming a “thing” as home fashion steps it up a notch.Vault Interiors director and principal stylist Justine Wilson shares her top tips on home styling with your pet in mind.“As a pet lover and owner, I know how important it is to make sure your pet feels comfortable and part of the family home,” Ms Wilson said.“Just because your place needs to be pet friendly, there is absolutely no need to compromise on style or quality! Match your decor to your puppy.“There are so many options for integrating your pets into your home, and trends show pet owners are now being bolder than ever before to make a big statement when it comes to pet styling.”Here are Ms Wilson’s tips for getting your home pet styled:1. Designer AccessoriesWe know that no matter how much money you spend on your pet’s bed, they will always choose your lap, face or your bed over their own. However, it’s worth a try to get them to find their sleeping spot, and when they do it may as well be a stylish one. Furniture that works for both your interior design and your pet.2. Pet-Friendly FurnitureFabrics with patterns are a good option to consider for hiding evidence of pet fur. It can help to camouflage the fur as well as marks and stains.Leather is a pet owners friend, it’s somewhat resistant to odour and it doesn’t attract pet fur. Stains, spills and fur wipe off easily with a cloth. If your dog does happen to leave a scratch, you can usually buff it out.Go for hard-wearing leather over a soft and delicate one, and choose distressed leather; it will draw less attention to scratches and scuffs.Scotchguard upholstered furniture, use slipcovers for couches and throw blankets for protection.Avoid chenille, velvet, wool, linen, silk, and tweed. Cuteness can still be stylish.3. The Right Pet For Your HomeHardwood and carpet floors call for smaller pets, which won’t scratch or dirty it. If you have stone, tile or laminate flooring, you could be coming home with a big furry friend and not have to worry about scratches or damage.If you are at getting a pet but don’t have any specifications, you will want to look at your home design to see what best suits. If you have a light lounge sofa set, a black cat probably won’t be the best idea. A fish tank or aquarium is a great low maintenance option as it acts as a design focal point and animal companion.last_img read more

You gotta be down for your education

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2For example, being in your local “crew” or doing things that are destructive to yourself and your environment have become the “down” thing to do. Your friends will not be there for you forever like you think. But your education will be. There are many things our students are ignorant about, such as how good we have it at our school. Here at Montebello High School, we have many resources other schools don’t have. Such as what, you may ask? For starters, our classroom sizes are fair and we have enough books in good condition for everyone. Besides having enough books for every classroom, we also have a lot of teachers who care about us as individuals. Not enough? Let me add the fact that students’ opinions are valued here by our administrators. Our voices are always heard and welcomed by the school. Tutoring is always available for those struggling in any given subject. For those who have the urge to get involved in school, we have a variety of sports and clubs to enjoy. Our campus is providing us with positive attitude toward life and education. If you are still not convinced, then compare our campus to other schools in our nation, where desks are limited and students have to resort to sitting on the floor, or even other countries, where education is a privilege, and not a born right. Unfortunately, many students do not value education until it’s too late. Education is a necessity, but it is not taken advantage of by enough students. Students don’t realize high school is a fantasyland, and after high school comes reality. After high school, you have to work. After high school, your “crew” won’t be there. After high school, education must be paid for – it is not given to you for free. One of the saddest stories in high school is when students fail tests on purpose to be considered cool, or when they don’t answer a question, even when they know the answer, because they don’t want to sound like a nerd or be teased. The potential is there, but the ganas (will power) is lacking. We must stop following and start leading ourselves to a life of happiness and knowledge. In the long run, education, not popularity, will help us succeed in life. Reading is cool. Knowledge is power. The truth is that education is a necessity, and if you want to impress anyone then do it with education. The new culture of cool is education. Don’t let anyone – including yourself – deprive you of your education. Stop down-talking education. Education is a gift that should be taken advantage of by all. Jasmin Chavez, 18, is a junior at Montebello High School. She plans to attend college, major in English & Chicano studies and minor in art, become a photojournalist.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Cool.” It’s a goal students strive toward every single day. Walking through the school halls or into classrooms, you see a lot of diversity among students, but there is one sad, common, false truth – that being smart is not cool. When did this come to be? According to the National Union of Teachers, this myth has been created by a relentless commercial targeting of children. As a result, students do not apply themselves to their school work. last_img read more