Stylish Dog Gates for Top Interior Designers and Their Best Friends

Posted on October 13 2017

Sara Tardiff of Elle Decor recently featured an article giving pet-friendly design tips from top interior designers like Jonathan Adler and Mary McDonald who themselves are fierce dog-loving parents. 

The article 'Advice from Top Interior Designers on Living Stylishly with Dogs' reminded us that great design can indeed co-exist with even the liveliest of dogs.  However, one piece of advice these experts overlooked is the need for a stylish dog gate to keep their precious dogs safe and their beautiful belongings intact, all while complimenting the fabulous interiors they create. 

We just had to take on the challenge of finding the perfect gate for each designer.  See what Fusion Gates art screen we chose for their beautiful spaces and let us know if you agree!

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Jonathan Adler

Mid-Century Modern in Technicolor!  Fusion Gates Modern Lines Pet Gate

Given Jonathan Adler's contemporary twist on Mid-Century Modern design, we selected our Modern Lines design for the home he shares with his dog, FoxyLady.  Our team was inspired by bursts of colorful accessories (including FoxyLady!) used to make this room a functioning work of art, much like the vibrant lines of color we designed into our most popular art screen.  

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Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Tribal Fusion - Fusion Gates Chevron Trail in Black or White. 

It took us awhile to interpret the genius of Martyn Lawrence Bullard.  After researching more of his designs we noticed he often uses black and white stripes and/or tribal prints to pull together the unexpected patterns in his fabulous eclectic room designs. For this reason we chose our new Chevron Trail design in either the black or the white.  


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Betsy Burnham

Unpredictable Beauty - Fusion Gates Willow Branches Dog Gate

"...polished with the grit of the unpredictable." Words used to describe Betsy Burnham's approach to design.   For this reason we selected our Willow Branches screen.  We felt that this screen best illustrates Betsy's use of nature and/or nature inspired design elements to make a room come alive and it's occupants feel at home and grounded.  Plus the branches are the same color as her dogs, who we're pretty sure give her plenty of unpredictable moments.

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Mary McDonald

"Classically Bold" - Fusion Gates Greek Key Gate (Classic) or Fusion Gate Autumn Ginkgo Gate (Bold)

Mary McDonald's approach to design is like listening to a beautiful symphony that introduces an electric guitar in its finale to blow your mind.  Her rooms are comfortably classic with a POW of color every once in awhile to boost your senses. This duality inspired us to choose two designs that she could interchange.  The Greek Key art screen playing to the rooms classic charm and the Autumn Ginkgo to get the feet tapping, or paws if you will.


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Steven Gambrel 

Timeless and Relevant - Fusion Gates Gold Lattice Pet Gate

We selected the black Fusion Gate with the Gold Lattice art screen to fit Steve Gambrel affinity for timeless design with a hint of contemporary flair.  The Gold Lattice artwork is a pattern welcomed in both a stately home on the harbor and an urban apartment on the Upper East side.  

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Windsor Smith

Beautifully Balanced - Fusion Gates Trellis Gate OR the Occasional Showstopper - Fusion Gates Dream Dog Gate.

One constant in rooms designed by Windsor Smith is balance and beautiful synchronicity like we see in the mirroring of elements centered around, well, a mirror.  We felt our Trellis dog gate best complimented her calculating comfort with repetitive imagery.  Don't get me wrong, Windsor Smith is known to add a single showstopper to a room that will command direct attention.  For this reason, we've also suggested our popular Dream Dog Fusion Gate that happens to feature an uncanny likeness to her sweet pup Sur.

Our team really enjoyed researching each of these amazing designers.  Their approach to design and their theory of living harmoniously with our pets has and will continue to inspire us to create products worthy of their praise.

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