The studio moodboard for The Tower Menagerie has a palette of soft, floral pastels combined with rich jewel-like hues. Discover key elements of Sabina’s research here, and view some of the images which inspired her designs.


This collection is focused around the true story of The Royal Menagerie housed at The Tower of London (1200-1835). The illustrations reference many of the astounding and unusual zoological tales recorded from The Tower, and encompass much of the history and legend of the building itself. The Crown Jewels are still housed within The Tower today. The fantastical paintings of artist Walton Ford were also a major influence, alongside the botanical illustrations of British artist Jane Loudon (1807-1858) and original posters advertising the wild and exotic beasts of The Royal Menagerie.

Below you can find the moodboard and a selection of relevant images.