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A Pet-Friendly Home With Country-Chic Decor

The different types of homes that pets will love are as varied as the pets themselves. Here are some ways to pet-proof your home without giving up style and comfort with a country-chic inspired decor.

This rural builder-basic home gets a style-savvy update that perfectly suits the humans (and dogs) who live here.

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When interior designer Bethany Brower and her husband, John, purchased their 2,100-square-foot farmhouse in picturesque Warrenton, Va., they weren’t sure what they loved more: the home’s bucolic location or its remodelling potential. “I love a blank canvas,” says Bethany, who runs an interior design firm with her mom. “And this was a simple builder-grade home that had great bones I could customize over time.”

It was late 2015 when the Browers moved in, along with their two English bulldogs, Wilma and Seamus, and their beagle, Winston. (The dogs, for the record, were more enthusiastic about the rural setting than they were the decorating possibilities.)

While the canines explored their new country surroundings, the transformation began. One of the first things the Browers did was overhaul what Bethany calls a “gingerbread house-esque” exterior, trading out chunky woodwork for natural cedar details and removing the fussy railing for a cleaner look.

Simple yet striking, the exterior epitomized the Browers’ updated country style – so Bethany devoted the next two years to creating an interior that matched. “We wanted to honour the home’s rural locale but add a contemporary twist,” says the designer, whose major changes included replacing the red-brick fireplace and dated stairwell.

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