Malcolm Menzies

The Doghouse and Pink Bedrooms

Here at jmm PR, we have been scouring the internet for our favourite articles of the week.

This week brings a house designed for dog owners as well as stunning pink and grey bedrooms.

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Livingetc – A staircase for dogs, miniature doors, low windows and a tall bath put man’s best friend at the heart of this Vietnamese home

We all love dogs here at jmm PR and can’t think of a better way to express this than designing your house entirely with dogs in mind. This is exactly what architect Joe Chikamori did when creating this dog-friendly Vietnamese house featured in Livingetc.

We love how the architecture brings to light dog-friendly additions to a home that an owner would rarely consider. Next to the main staircase is a smaller one built for dogs, this was the starting point when creating this home; it has shorter steps perfect for your furry friend’s much smaller legs. The bathroom is fitted with a raised bath dog bath, so that the owner can bathe their pooch without having to bend down. Each door is fitted with windows at the dog’s height so that they can see into the next room. Even the sofa is designed to be easily wipeable and the upholstery cover can be simply taken off and washed if needs be, reducing the worries of having your dog join you on the sofa. There are also ‘dog flaps’ fitted in a similar style to cat flaps.

The homeowners have clearly gone for a preference of practicality within their design, as the house is extremely minimalistic, with very little colour in the downstairs area. However, in the upstairs bedrooms it takes an entirely different tone. In stark contrast to the shiny white walls downstairs, the upstairs feels much more nature-inspired with sleek wooden panel walls and warm, dim lighting – the perfect atmosphere for a resting place.

If you’re looking for tips for your pooch-inspired dream home, look no further. What house renovations have you made for your furry friends? Let us know in the comments! 


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Real Homes – 13 pink and grey bedrooms to inspire a dreamy makeover

If you’re a regular reader of our Favourite Articles of the Week blog posts, you’ll probably already know about our obsession with pink here at jmm PR! We love how versatile the colour is, providing rooms with a vibrant, stylish and feminine feel. When it comes to combining pink with other colours, pink and grey is definitely our most loved colour scheme, particularly for the bedroom where we try to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere. This article from Real Homes is perfect for anyone looking to introduce pink and grey into their bedroom, and it’s safe to say we’re feeling very inspired after reading it!

When it comes to deciding on a shade of pink that will perfectly complement your space, the Real Homes team suggests opting for blush pink. According to the article, the tone brings “warmth to cooler tones and looks amazing with any shade of grey”, while peachy shades paired with light grey “work so well in a bedroom and they are also a great backdrop for adding more vibrant hues.”

We love the idea of painting a piece of furniture pink to add a pop of colour to your space, and accessories are another great way to make a statement. For example, a grey headboard or bedding would look perfect paired with items such as pink cushions, prints, plant pots and vases. One of the best things about the pink and grey combo is that it’s super easy to recreate, regardless of your personal style. If you prefer more traditional décor, opting for muted pink and grey tones will help create a feminine, yet grown up, feel. If, on the other hand, your style leans towards a more modern aesthetic, opting for dark furniture (such as the black bed frame pictured in the article) will help to give your bedroom more of an edge.

For anyone looking for dreamy interiors inspo, this article is a must-read. Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts in the comments section and we’d love to hear which stunning pink and grey bedroom from this article is your favourite!


Jess and Steph at jmm PR

16th April 2021



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