LOLA

BREED:  Toy Poodle-Bichon
ARCHITECT: Gleeson Design Systems (formally known as AIGP)
STYLIST: Swee Lim

Describe your dog.

Lola is a Little ball of energy, love and sass.
Lola has a ‘Brother from another Mother’. He’s a Cat, named Louie. They are really like an old married couple, fighting all night then they sleep together.

Describe your home.

Unique, with a cool edge, very relaxing, uncluttered, adaptive, just easy.

Artwork: Savanhdary Vongpoothorn
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What sort of vibe does your dog bring to your home?

Crypnotic, energised, entertaining, crazy, fun & loving.

Was your dog considered in any of the design, layout, or choice of finishes for your home?

She is part of the furniture.

Artwork: Jan Senbergs
Six views of Melbourne V, 2018

Whats your dogs favourite hanging out spot?

Lola is the last born in the house, she kind of gets precedence to do what she wants. She loves to sleep in everyone’s rooms on their beds. She’s a double Agent. When you think she loves you the most, she swaps rooms and sleeps with someone else. Yeah her loyalty to everyone runs deep.

If dogs and their owners are supposed to look the same, does this reflect in the design of your home as well?

The house has a lot of love in it, but like everything, it has an opposite. There was definite consideration in the design with colors and materials to reflect our brooding moods that we all have at times. We chose ink blue walls for example in the sitting rooms. At night you can relax or brood in front of the fire with candles and soft lighting

What makes your dog unique?

 She talks. She actually says ‘Mum’ in the morning.


How did you choose your dogs name?

One of the kids channeled it. Then came her nick-name, Squish and Squishy. Because you want to cuddle her so much.

Artwork: Neil Taylor
Young Offender, 2017

If your dog said something about the house, what would it be? 

"It’s god darn dog heaven.
I can go everywhere in the house and do what I want full circle and it’s safe for me."

Any other fun stories to share?

Lola said she wants to be on the Title of the House!

NOODLE

BREED: Spoodle
INTERIORS: Madeleine Grummet

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Describe your dogs personality?

Noodle is our fifth daughter. When the girls run for a hug at the end of the day, she’s right in there pawing and clawing for her bit of lovin. Every night she will choose a different bed to sleep on - she doesn’t play favourites. She’s just gorgeous placid easy wooly chick who is a big part of our tribe.

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What sort of vibe does your dog bring to your space?

Her vibe is relaxed and easy, and she often places herself right in the centre of the action. She’ll place herself on the stairwell like sentinel so she can keep an eye on the flurry of comings and goings in a house of 6. When we light a fire, she’ll sprawl herself out on the hearth, legs akimbo, head back, like a royal corgy. It’s hilarious.

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Has your dog destroyed anything in your home?

In her high energy race dog moments, she'll flog soft toys from the girls bedrooms and tear through the house with them locked in her jaws. This often ends in a mad Bugs Bunny chase under tables and through the kitchen with screams and barks - all good fun. She always gives it back to the girls in the end. They’re honestly like a pack. She goes from room to room in the morning and licks their faces to wake them up for school.

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