42 Cute Pets at Home

by Grace Bonney

2015 has been a year of ups and downs. There were incredible highs and heartbreaking lows across the world, and as we head into our winter break and gear up for a brave new year, I can think of no better way to recharge than by looking at dozens of photos of our favorite furry friends. This month’s hashtag challenge was all about combining two of our favorite uplifting things: pets and beautiful design. I didn’t know what to expect, but after a month of entries we have close to 3,000 photos of dogs, cats, birds, pigs, rabbits and even baby goats. From senior dogs napping by beautiful fireplaces to tiny kittens romping on patterned rugs, this feed is quite literally my favorite thing right now. As I turn from reading difficult — but important — world news to these smiling faces and cheerful paws, I’m reminded that there are still happy moments, unconditional love and hope to be found. To everyone who shared these photos with us, thank you for the smiles and heartwarming scenes. Our entire team will carry them with us into the new year and we hope all of you will, too. xo, grace


Because this was the year that I learned baby goats were the cutest things on earth. Photo by Oddwie on Instagram.
We all wish we were this cat. Naps in a super cute bedroom? Yes, please. Photo by 45walldesign on Instagram.
As the kids say - werk. Photo by amandaforreststyle on Instagram.
It's a fact: a cozy couch makes for a peaceable kingdom. Photo by arielealasko on Instagram.
A sweet nap for a sweet pup. Photo by arrowandsage on Instagram.
How I feel on Mondays. Photo by at1stsightbk on Instagram.
A special moment from one of our favorite home tours of the year. Photo by aud_bod on Instagram.
Cute dog + cute rug = win-win. Photo by aweilo on Instagram.
Pets can appreciate a great sheet set, too. Photo by carly_lifeofplenty on Instagram.
The only thing I love more than beautiful tiles is a cute kitten. Photo by cecil_and_uno on Instagram.
Sweet dreams, cutest puppy in the world. Photo by clementinestudio on Instagram.
Protector of pretty baskets everywhere. Photo by connectedgoods on Instagram.
Bunnies get their day in the sun. Photo by designcuriosities on Instagram.
I cannot think of a cuter picture than this one. The only thing cuter than one dog sleeping under the covers is THREE dogs sleeping under the covers. Photo by doggie_mama on Instagram.
This pup knows a good rug. Photo by elizagranstudio on Instagram.
I think this cat wants styling credits... ;) Photo by emersonthoreau on Instagram.
This is a scene made for a painting. Something tells me this cat knows how to get the right pose. Photo by fatorangecatstudio on Instagram.
Pattern on pattern on puppy. Photo by goodharbormary on Instagram.
Post snooze button... Photo by honeykennedy on Instagram.
This little buddy could convert even the most devoted dog person. Photo by honeylakestudio on Instagram.
Bunny is preparing to launch its own textile line in 2016. Photo by hucklebones on Instagram.
Such a sweet face. Photo by ines_cpan on Instagram.
This cat knows its colors. Such a great palette. Photo by jessicaford on Instagram.
Pillow style for days... Photo by jesswils11 on Instagram.
Okay, so this isn't technically a real pet, but every coffee shop should have a great cat painting like this. Photo by jojotastic on Instagram.
Classic blanket, classic cat pose. Photo by joshharoldson on Instagram.
(Cats on) stacks on stacks.... Photo by lafamiliagreen on Instagram.
The cat on the right is ready for its close-up. Photo by littlegreenshed on Instagram.
I can't handle this photo. There is too much cuteness and texture and #catstyle. Photo by miaouandco on Instagram.
We have a Catahoula mix rescue at home, too, so this pick was a no-brainer for me. Photo by moxiehoula on Instagram.
Puppies and rugs are my only vices. Photo by ohdeardrea on Instagram.
The "manic pixie dream girl" of cats. Photo by paperpastries on Instagram.
Our own Sabrina's little Piper is such a cutie. And the rug isn't bad, either. Photo by sabrinasmelko on Instagram.
That face! Photo by savannahwilliams on Instagram.
Chic cat minimalism. Photo by siamesesocialclub on Instagram.
So many trends in one photo. Well done, pup. Photo by siennaandfriends on Instagram.
Dogs can be artists, too. Photo by stellamariabaer on Instagram.
Rug dealer of the year, 2016. Who could say no to that face? Photo by territorydesign on Instagram.
Shout out to tiny dogs in bags everywhere. Photo by theinfamousollie on Instagram.
A sun spot makes every cat a friend. Photo by tkowal on Instagram.
This little one almost blends into this amazing rug collection. Photo by tracey_tilley on Instagram.
Onward and upward to new adventures in 2016. Photo by nowservingboba on Instagram.

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