Made On North American (M.O.N.A.) recently presented the annual Dog Haus, a designer showhouse that benefits adoption programs for the Philadelphia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA). Located in the historic Chesnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, the home is a Victorian-era beauty with over twenty rooms transformed by some of the region’s top designers.
M.O.N.A.’s space, The Drawing Room, reinterprets the home’s lineage into a surreal, neo-Romantic boudoir with references to 19th-century themes that include decorative lacemaking, silver gelatin print photography, the Industrial Revolution and classic horror novels.
In order to highlight the broad capabilities of their professional network, M.O.N.A. produced every piece of furniture as well as the larger portion of decorative accessories for the room. Signature items include a white oak tête-à-tête (accent marks galore!), a silver-leafed rocking horse & buggy, an electroformed copper fireplace screen and an antique settee with hand carved, painted wood and patent vinyl upholstery.
A strong axis of half black/half white invites further drama into the space, creating an innovative play of texture and pattern.