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Menagerie Chinois

A Morning Room with Bar

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Welcome to Menagerie Chinoise – A morning room with bar. I drew inspiration for this space form two major components. The first being centuries old Palampore textiles. Palampore is a type of hand painted or mordant-dyed bed cover that was made in India for the export market during the eighteenth century and very early nineteenth century. They typically featured exotic tree of life patterns. I selected a contemporary take on the classic pattern featuring a fantasy garden of palm trees intertwined with exotic foliage and flora to be used as the wall covering and drapery within the room.

I was also inspired by our incredibly rare 19th century Chinese Chippendale style pagoda cabinet which anchors the space and believe it or not is one of a pair available at Moxie.

I’m a designer who enjoys layering pattern and texture, mixing the old with the new, and creating interest with elements both feminine and masculine. One can surely see this while experiencing our Menagerie Chinois. 


Although the room is labeled a morning room with bar, I really wanted to design it in a way where it’s use could go from day to night. A place where one could breakfast enjoying their eggs benedict and mimosas around Lalique’s iconic cactus table or lounge on one of the leather banquettes we made in-house sipping their favorite after 5:00 cocktail.


Active Granite 

Allan Knight & Associates

Brown & Co.


Chase Gamblin

Colvin Brooks Design

Culp Associates

DBDG Upholstery



F. Schumacher & Co.

Gracie Studio

GRHM. Studio


J. Cacciatore Photographie

Jim Thompson

Kirby Antiques

KOHLER Company



L & R Antiques


MJ Atelier


Muse on Slocum

Nick Brock Antiques

Pagoda Red

Reeves Art + Design

Samuel & Sons

Stark Carpet

Studio Ryan Coover

The Shade Store

Tribute Goods

Twelve Thirty Four Flowers

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