12/02/2008 AT 04:00 PM EST
I'm a fan of cats, but not usually "cat furniture." I know kitties love to climb and scratch, but do I really need to give over half a room to a monstrous construction of carpet-covered two-by-fours? The mushroom-shaped cat trees
give me some hope. They're carpeted, yes, but cool: they remind me of designer Thomas Wold's hip Mushroom 7-Top Coffee Table
. Plus, they look like a place cats and gnomes could coexist peacefully.
For an even more "realistic" (as far as gnome homes go, anyway) look, try the Sculptured Mini Mushroom Cat Tree
, also by CatsPlay but right now only available at Amazon for $76.99. The other mushroom trees can be purchased from Catsplay.com
for $152.99 to $254.00 plus shipping.