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Marion Philpotts-Miller of Philpotts Interiors and her team recently designed the Hotel Wailea’s new bar and lounge, Bird Cage. Philpotts-Miller has been working with Jonathan McManus, Hotel Wailea founder, to transform the Hawaiian hotel since its inception with the most recent renovation being the large, previously underutilized lobby. 

Inside the aptly named space, where birds have always fluttered in and out, large custom-designed, cage-like light fixtures set the tone. A handcrafted bar by Maui Custom Woodworks activates the space. Philpotts-Miller also took inspiration from the glamour and essence of bars and restaurants in New York City and cosmopolitan cities in Europe to create a timeless and alluring lounge. Jewel-toned textiles, bold prints, and textures along with eclectic furnishings such as peacock chairs and bird feet tables, set an enchanting feel. Luxury meets tropical in the decadent space fitted with natural teak wood bar stools, opulent velvet, and faux crocodile leather tufted sofas and black marble tables, and more. 

Photo: Courtesy of Philpotts Interiors


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