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Carina in a nutshell: New Yorker in NoVA, geek, homebody, pastaholic, rescue cat mom, Netflix binger, Disney lover, Dracula lover, KISS fangirl, on a never-ending quest to control frizz and anxiety.

Whether you struggle with anxiety (like I do), have had a stressful day (toppling the patriarchy is hard work!), or you just spread yourself a little too thin on your social calendar (so many meetups your dog just cannot miss), you need a place of refuge: your home.

I believe that in this crazy world we can both live loudly and rest beautifully, so I help everyday warriors make the most of calming canine magic by creating hound-inspired havens in their homes.... Because let's face it: anxiety sucks and dogs don't.

Your home is your haven – the place where you can go to feel secure when your anxiety is in overdrive, to recharge after a long day of meetings and traffic (or another front row dance-fest with Gene Simmons), or to just breathe. And you know the comfort your dog adds when you step through the door at the end of the day.


I hear ya. And I can help you honor that calming canine magic with gorgeous artwork of your perfect pooch.

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Carina Thornton

If Carina's not running a half marathon or dancing madly in the front row of a KISS concert, you'll find her next to the fireplace, curtains drawn, snuggling with her 2 kitties and one of the 5 books she's in the middle of reading.