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Sonja Morgan Is Renovating Her Townhouse... and Her Poodle Is Her Design Inspo

The Real Housewives of New York City designer looked to Marley for her color palette.

By Tamara Palmer
Sonja Morgan Poodle Renovation

Sonja Morgan has revealed an unexpected source of inspiration for the renovation of her storied five-bedroom townhouse on the Upper East Side, which is currently for sale for a whopping $10.75 million, according to Zillow. While she likely has easy access to top interior designers around the world for advice, The Real Housewives of New York City mom looked to her fluffy friend at home to decide her new color palette in the five-story, 4,500-square-foot townhouse, which was last rented out at a rate of $32,000 per month after Sonja moved to a fab pink apartment in Columbus Circle.

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"When you Reno your home always match your stairs to your poodle’s color with @ez_carpet_and_flooring," she wrote in an Instagram post featuring a gallery of photos of her cream-colored dog, Marley, standing on her staircase. The stairs used to be covered in more of a reddish hue, but now match the walls. According to the real estate listing provided by The Blast, prospective buyers of the townhouse can purchase it furnished or unfurnished.

While we can't exactly read his canine mind, Marley does seem to approve of the new color scheme and his influence on the proceedings.

Sonja showed a few glimpses of the renovation, including a chic cream animal print carpet and a new, stately leather and mahogany desk, which she accented with a stunning Safavieh glass lamp.

"Leopard is our neutral," she wrote.

Sonja Morgan Poodle Renovation 1

Could your own pet inspire your next design refresh? It worked well for Sonja!

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