Sunday, July 10, 2011

Interior: Conservatories





Elegant additions to the home.

With the close of the weekend and start to a new week, I find it it important to seek daily solitude in small ways during an often busy week. I admit, I've always been fond of the idea of having a conservatory. Perhaps it is a romantic view of how one might enjoy the space and the many purposes that it offers. A serene setting for curling up in a plush chair, relaxing with a morning coffee and enjoying the beginning of the new day, the perfect spot to place a classic grand piano in, maybe a cozy interior extension of the garden just outside of pools or ponds, or perhaps a multi-purpose library/den or sorts. In my mind, I envision the most beautiful blue Summer sky, creating a canvas for the space and those who may use it... if you have a conservatory, do you enjoy it? Or if you also dream of one, what would it look like and how would you use the space?

Images: Art & D├ęcoration, by Edith Andreotta, Patrice Binet and Christophe Rouffio

17 comments:

  1. i've never thought of having conservatory. it's a good idea! wonderful images, Sarah! happy new week

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  2. Conservatories are my favorite rooms in any home. The second room is perfection!!

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  3. These are gorgeous. I like #3. It looks as if there is a home office in there. Perfect spot to work in my opinion!! xo

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  4. Definitely something I want in my 'dream home' ;). Would be perfect as a bird room, too!

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  5. I will have a conservatory at some point! I love them, and your images here are beautiful.
    I hope that your week is off to a great start, Sarah.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  6. I've never thought of a conservatory so far. I think it would be perfect for anything involving a creative activity, like painting or drawing. Those turquoise chairs are beautiful! Have a wonderful new week, Sarah! :)
    Ada

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  7. Amanda: it certainly would—great idea!

    Ada: isn't that space incredible? I could see great inspiration coming from such a space—a studio would be a lovely use...

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  8. Growing up I was definitely enchanted by the idea of a conservatory--how much we change when we get grown up. I would still love one but haven't thought about it in years--thank you for the inspiration Sarah!

    xo Mary Jo

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  9. Love # 2 & 3! Something that beautiful would be so lovely to enjoy! Especially on a sunny Spring morning or in the Fall when the leaves are turning!

    Hope you had a great weekend Sarah :)

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  10. Ah, what a lovely space a conservatory is, every home should have one! I love the idea of a grand piano in the corner. Hope you're having a good Monday,
    Alice
    Just a Silhouette

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  11. Love the second one - it looks like something straight out of Marie Antoinette's gardens at the Petit Trianon.

    Andrea x

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  12. gorgeous! gorgeous! totally a space I would wanna have in my dream home, that and a courtyard!

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  13. Andrea: it completely does, but I had not seen that up until this point :)

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  14. Dearest Sarah,

    As much as I love conservatories, reading with a cup of tea and being surrounded by lots of light and exotic plants year round! Ah, almost heaven...

    Lots of love,

    Mariette

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  15. these are just gorgeous..especially the last one. i love the idea of enjoying a morning cup of coffee and quiet before starting the day!

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  16. I would like to thank you for the efforts that you have made in writing this article. This is exactly what I need, Thanks a lot. Keep blogging.

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