22 May

Cat Bathroom Decor – Fun Accents to Add a Feline Touch

My parents just had their bathroom beautifully renovated. Since they’re cat lovers (of course), I thought adding a bit of cat bathroom decor would be a thoughtful gift to bless their new space.

After all, the bathroom is really the cat’s domain, right? Whether drinking from the faucet, unrolling toilet paper, or sleeping in the sink, cats love the bathroom. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t see that little paw under the door when I was trying to get some privacy…

As I began searching for the perfect gift, I realized my Kitty Curator readers might enjoy shopping with me! Check out my finds and let me know what you like in the comments. Scroll to the bottom to see what I chose for my parents’ gift.

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9 Apr

Etsy Shops for Cat Lovers: Meet Niaski & Her Artist Cat Series

NiaskiI decided to begin a new blog series, Etsy Shops for Cat Lovers, where I’ll introduce some of my favorite artists. I had to start off with Niaski because I’m madly in love with every single item in this shop! I can’t decide if it’s the vibrant colorful designs or the clever homage to famous artists, but either way, I’m a fan.

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4 Nov

Fun & Funky Cat Art from Design by Humans

I’d like to introduce you to Design by Humans, an online marketplace with nearly a thousand unique cat designs by talented artists all over the world. After combing through each page (just for you, that’s why I’m the Kitty Curator!), I’ve handpicked my ten favorites to give you a sampling of their fun, funky vibe.

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25 Oct

12 Handmade Cat Necklaces for the Modern Cat Lady

The elegant lines of a cat’s silhouette lend themselves perfectly to the art of handcrafted jewelry. I’ve featured 12 gifted artisans who interpreted the feline form into gorgeous cat necklaces for cat lovers.

So many different materials – from laser-cut walnut to mosaic glass to hammered copper – the creativity shines through each piece. I think there’s something to suit every modern cat lady!

This was one of my favorite curating trips so far. I probably could have kept going, but I’ll just have to do another jewelry blog in the future. Check out my Pinterest board for more.

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8 Oct

9 Totally Unique Custom Cat Portrait Ideas

Every devoted cat lover thinks their kitty is the most beautiful, unique and magnificent creature. I am guilty myself… So what would make a better gift than a commissioned custom cat portrait to capture their delightful likeness?

Before you start imagining an oil painting of your kitty resting on a pillow in a gilded frame, I am here to share 9 ideas for fun, quirky and unusual cat portraits. These talented artists and makers will work from your photographs to create a one-of-a-kind piece in a variety of artistic mediums.

This is a wonderful way to surprise your cat loving friend with a thoughtful gift while supporting independent artists who rely upon commissions to continue their craft.

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23 Sep

New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival – Cat Lovers Sneak Peek

New Hope, PA is the place to be for art lovers this weekend! The 23rd annual New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival is September 24th & 25th.

If you’ve never been to New Hope, VisitPhilly.com describes it best: “There’s likely nowhere else in the country that can claim New Hope’s special blend of quirkiness, history, joviality, abundance of art galleries, sophisticated dining, eclectic shopping and lively theater scene.”

With over 160 fine artists and crafters, I thought I’d help my fellow cat lovers by curating some cat-themed art pieces at this event! Since I won’t be able to attend, I pored over the list of exhibitors for you. Not every exhibitor has a website, so I’m sure there are lots more cat lover gift opportunities if you go. Here’s what I found…

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21 Sep

8 Cat-Inspired Prints to Celebrate Fall

The first day of fall is always bittersweet. Another summer coming to an end… Yet the allure of autumn always pulls me in, despite a Pennsylvania winter on its tails.

The mystery of the season makes it the perfect backdrop for a cat. I decided not to focus on the typical “Halloween cat” but rather the colors, feelings and mood of autumn in a variety of mediums and styles. I hope you enjoy these prints as you welcome the new season!

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18 Sep

How to Add a Subtle Touch of Cat Decor to Your Home

Whether you already have a treasured cat-inspired piece, or you’re looking for something special, vignettes are a great way to incorporate a subtle cat lover statement into your decor without looking too kitschy.

So what’s a vignette? Houzz, an interior design site, explains it best: “A small, pleasing picture formed by grouping several objects — think of it as a pocket-size table arrangement that tells a story about you and your home.” 

Vignettes are more than just knick-knacks gathering dust. With thoughtful selection of the objects and how they’re placed, your display can look both effortless and beautiful. I’m certainly not an interior designer, but here is what I’ve learned!

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