Conservatory Style

Conservatory Style

Garden Rooms, Glasshouses, and Sunrooms

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
Born out of the heritage of structures first imagined by and constructed for the British aristocracy, the contemporary conservatory represents the ultimate in traditional elegance married to informal comfort. With or without plants and flowers, they come in every conceivable size and shape-square, oblong, octagonal, or whatever your pleasure. The conservatory adds a treasured space to any home and makes a strong statement of individual style. The conservatories surveyed here play a rich architectural role through the use of classic detailing or sophisticated modern materials. Some are based on graceful Victorian antecedents while others are modernist sculptures of glass and steel. The evocative photographs in the book survey the spectrum of styles and interior design-everything from a Zen-inspired glass perch where the landscape outside becomes the room to a casual lounging area enclosed by a virtual jungle canopy. Specific chapters focus on decorating and accessorizing and demystify difficult decisions (color schemes, floor materials, and controlling natural light). Recent advances in weatherproofing, glass engineering, flooring, lighting, and zoned heating and cooling are covered. Also included is an A-to-Z glossary of recommended plants plus a directory of manufacturers and suppliers.

Baker & Taylor
Blending the principles of informal living with sophisticated design, a guide to the latest styles in conservatory design and decoration looks at an array of innovative sunrooms, garden rooms, and conservatories and includes helpful suggestions on decorating, color schemes, accessories, lighting options, floor materials, heating and cooling, and an A-to-Z listing of recommended plants.

Publisher: New York, NY : Universe, 2007
ISBN: 9780789315212
0789315211
Branch Call Number: 712.6 BROWN
Characteristics: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

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