Conservatories offer some of the most versatile space in the home, providing an opportunity for very diverse design approaches. This imaginative and contemporary book considers both internal and external aspects of 'garden room' design, showing how to complement period features, create thematic and physical links with the garden beyond and dress the scene with intriguing accessories. It considers the role of new and traditional materials in developing a mood or theme, and the all-important use of glass to define and influence the look. Drawing upon his wide experience of conservatory design, Peter Marston shows how to adapt this flexible space to particular needs such as a home office, area for entertaining or family room, as well as suggestions for heating, ventilation and storage. He also provides practical and aesthetic advice on conservatory gardening, including a wide range of popular and decorative plants that thrive under glass.
1. The Role of the Conservatory; 2. Shaping the Look; 3. A Sense of Place; 4. Walls, Ceilings and Floors; 5. Living under Glass; 6. Details of Design; 7. Conservatory Gardening