In the ‘doghouse,’ elegantly

It’s a dog’s world and we’re just living in it, as the forthcoming book “Resident Dog” stylishly illustrates.

Let’s face it:  It’s a dog’s life and, prior to the coronavirus, a dog’s home. For who else was on the homefront, taking a siesta in a forbidden bed, chewing on a good shoe, protecting the property from potential invaders (the mailman, scurrying squirrels), waiting, just waiting for the sound of the door to greet you with a wagging tail and a sloppy kiss?

Even now, with many of us working from home at least part-time, we’ve recognized the truth:  It’s a dog’s world and we’re just living in it.

That’s what Melbourne-based architectural and interior photographer Nicole England has discovered.

“Photographing people’s homes on a regular basis, I soon realized that the shoots I enjoyed most were the ones where dogs were present,” she writes in her new book, “Resident Dog: Incredible Homes and the Dogs That Live There” (Oct. 6, Thames & Hudson, $29.95, 239 pages). The homes offer variations on the theme of contemporary elegance. If you like modern, you’ll like them.

The pooches transcend taste. They peer around corners, pose prettily, stalk off and offer you their backsides.

And why not? After all, the king and queen of the castle can only extend so much noblesse oblige.

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