AP: Stylish decor and pets can coexist

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The AP is reporting, “It’s gotten easier to have a house full of pets without sacrificing the home decor you want.

Interior designer Vern Yip, a judge on HGTV’s “Design Star” and a dog person, says new technology has led to a variety of stylish AND pet-friendly home-furnishing options.

“The furniture and home-decor industry has really rounded the corner and come to realize that this is a way of life for a lot of people,” Yip says. Durable, easy-to-clean paints, antimicrobial stain-resistant rugs and more mean that a beautiful home and a furry pet are no longer incompatible.

Here, Yip and two other interior-design experts – Betsy Burnham, founder of Los Angeles’ Burnham Design, and small-space expert Kathryn Bechen – offer some tips…”

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