A year ago today, I brought home a very tiny and furry friend. Since then, my black pug Emmie has made life all the more interesting! I have always loved pugs. They are quirky and inject immense personality into any room they enter. I also believe they are the ideal accessory to any home (hear me out!). From the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to Valentino, pugs tend to find themselves in chic places all over the world.
Why is that? After all, they shed like crazy and have sneaky habits that aren’t fine furniture friendly. I think it is due to their combination of stubborn whit and fearless personality. They are a breed whose origin is first traced to the the Chinese Prince of the House of Orange and that spread to France and other European royal families.
Pugs tend to find their way into photo shoots of design and in homes of famed designers. As a tribute to Emmie’s first year with me, here is a glimpse of her purfect breed in design.
Emmie (destroying a green crocodile tray). Typical.
Nate Berkus designed this West Village kitchen for Katie Lee Joel and her sweet pug. Photo source: Domino
A white dining area with a very white pug. Photo source: Elle Decor
Cecil Beaton with a chic pug in this garden room. Photo source: Mark D. Sikes
A cheerful room and a playful pug. Photo source: House Beautiful
The legendary designer David Hicks with his pug.
A pug in a fashionable and stylish closet by Natasha Esch. Photo source: Elle Decor
The Duchess of Windsor with some of her chic pugs.
The Duke and Duchess of Windsor really did love their pugs.
A pug and a potted boxwood.
A casual and relaxed living space. Photo source: Elle Decor
A pug enjoying the company of some very colorful books.
Ralph Lauren even enjoyed the presence of pugs in his 2013 ads. A timeless accessory with classic furniture.
While the blue and white, as well as beautiful views may distract you, be sure not to miss the sleeping pug by the back right corner. What a life!
Of course, no pug post would be complete without the fashionable Valentino. He is known for his love of Pugs. Photo source: Architectural Digest
Valentino with more of his pugs outside of his home in Rome.
Of course, none are cuter than this sweet Emmie girl.