Decorate with Puppy Love
Nancy built and outfitted her rustic three-bedroom farmhouse on Retriever Lane. (Yes, that's her official address.) Among her dog-friendly decisions:
-- Continuous hickory floors imbue her home with a mellow backdrop; this hardwood also resists scratching from paws.
-- Vintage wood furniture came with old dings and chips; it won't show new abuse.
-- Windowed doors in every first-floor room offer views, convenience and freedom for both Nancy and her large family of prize-winning pooches.
In the dining area at left, red sleigh bells and simple vases of flowers decorate the English pine table. The dog statue commemorates a prize-winning Lab in England, an ancestor of Nancy's dogs.