Autumn 2018: Must Haves for Design-Loving Dogs & Their People

If spring is about cleaning, then autumn is about settling in for the winter. It’s time to prep those extra soft blankets, find a comfy bed, and get the coat back out the cupboard… and that’s just for the pooch. So as the days draw in, and those early morning dog walks get that little bit harder, we’ve rounded up eight of the best buys for design-loving dogs and their humans.

Reversible Jacket Pink

Reversible Dog Jacket by Fetch & Follow

NEW TRADITIONAL

Keeping your dog dry is one way to make rainy walks more bearable. Save yourself the battle with the towel, and invest in this waterproof jacket from Fetch & Follow. By the time spring rolls back around, you can turn it inside out to reveal its patterned Japanese seersucker – in very of-the-moment millennial pink no less. Available at store.styletails.com

Nova Knitted Dog Blanket by MiaCara

COLOUR BLOCKING

Having somewhere cosy to curl up is essential in autumn, and if your dog’s sleeping spot is in need of a refresh, this knitted dog blanket by Miacara could do the trick. It comes in a choice of muted grey, blue or nougat, so won’t clash with your interiors, and is made from a mix of cotton and polyester so you can throw it in the washing machine when your pup has muddy paws. Available at store.styletails.com

Ducky Donut Dog Bed by Charley Chau

LUXURY MATERIALS

One of 2018’s major interior trends has been for over-the-top materials, with marble, brass and velvet all making a comeback. So now’s your chance to ditch that squashed dog bed for something a bit more luxe. Charley Chau’s Ducky Donut comes in five beautifully neutral colours, and is designed to stay plump however heavy the pooch, thanks to its six ethically-sourced, duck feather-filled pads. Available at store.styletails.com

Two-Tone Leather Dog Collar Natural Red Vackertass

Two-Tone Leather Dog Collar by Vackertass Supply Co.

NATURAL TEXTURES

This year has seen a return to natural materials such as rattan, linen, and leather, making this two-tone dog collar by Vackertass Supply Co right on trend. It’s made from the highest quality full-grain bridle leather, which has been vegetable dyed and left with a matte raw finish. Brass hardware finishes this sturdy collar off. Available at store.styletails.com

Vuku Bowls by Labbvenn

CONCRETE CHARM

Concrete shows no sign of waning in popularity, and it’s not just about our new-found appreciation for Brutalist architecture, it’s also being brought inside our homes. Labbvenn’s Vuku bowl pairs concrete and oak, and offers dog owners a pleasingly minimal option – good for those that need a little more class than the standard ceramic bowl. Available at labbvenn.com

Kanoa neck band

Kanoa neck band by Velvet Hippo

CONTEMPORARY TERRAZZO

The resurgence of terrazzo – chips of marble or quartz embedded in cement or resin – seems unstoppable. This year it’s popped up on floors, walls, tiles, and textiles, and there’s a few hints it’s making its way to the canine world as well. This dotty Kanoa neck band, by Velvet Hippo, offers a similarly ditzy pattern, printed on 100% cotton, and with a d-ring for you dog’s tags. Available at velvethippo.dog

Corduroy dog jacket

Corduroy dog coat (chocolate) by Sebastian Says

CLASSIC CORDUROY

Corduroy is absolutely everywhere on the high street right now, and Sebastian Says is capitalising on its popularity with this sherpa-lined dog coat. It comes in chocolate or dark chocolate, and includes a handy back pocket to stash poo bags and emergency treats. Good for owners that have purchased some corduroy of their own and want their dog to match. Available at sebastiansays.com.au

Hello Pets bowl

Good Appetite Bowl by Hello Pets

GRAPHIC GEOMETRICS

Geometric shapes and metal-framed glass figured heavily in Living Etc’s list of 2018 interior trends, and this dog bowl by Hello Pets ticks all those boxes. Its powder-painted metal frame is practical – lifting the water bowl off the floor for your pooch – but also makes a clear design statement. Choose from red, white or black. Available at hellopetsshop.com

What designer pooch products do you have your eye on this season? Tell us in the comments below!

Emma Tucker is a London-based writer and editor, who's been covering all things design-related for the past six years. After studying English Literature she spent several years working at magazines including Dezeen and Creative Review, before going freelance. Emma's now a regular contributor to several magazines, including The Spaces and Pitch, and also works with design brands on copywriting and editorial projects. On a day-to-day basis she's assisted by puppy PA and cockapoo Bear.

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