Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

M.O.N.A. in the Dog Haus

I got an email from Kevin Derrick, a member of Philadelphia based design house M.O.N.A. (Made On North American) who has created this room in the Dog Haus, a designer showhouse that benefits the SPCA's Dog Haus project, a designer showhome whose proceeds help abused and neglected animals in the state of Pennsylvania.

The Drawing Room re-interprets 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, amongst others. In order to highlight the broad capabilities of their professional network, M.O.N.A. produced every single piece of furniture and the larger portion of decorative accessory for this room. Signature items include a white oak tete-at-tete, silver-leafed rocking horse/buggy, electroformed copper fireplace screen and antique settee with handcarved, painted wood and patent vinyl upholstery. A strong axis of half black/half white invites further drama into the space while likewise creating an innovative play of texture and pattern.

Check out this flickr set for more pictures.


  • MsUnreliable says:

    I love the birdcage/light and everything about that photo. The handheld mirrors on the wall are so beautiful!

    2008-10-31 | 08:16:17
    URL: http://thatunreliablegirl.blogspot.com
  • tig says:

    So glad you posted this, Emma! Received an e-mail from Kevin as well last week, but hadn't had a chance to put something together. It's such a great cause.

    Have a great weekend!


    2008-10-31 | 21:41:45
    URL: http://www.citified.blogspot.com
  • Kevin Derrick says:

    Thanks for the write-up, Emma! Great site!

    2008-10-31 | 22:40:56
    URL: http://www.monamerican.com
  • Jack says:

    cooola bilder ;)

    händer idag då ?

    2008-11-02 | 13:02:13
    URL: http://fotografjack.blogg.se/

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