Mt Cuba Botanic Center
Former home of Mr. & Mrs Lammot du Pont Copeland, Hockessin, DE
If I were to have a conservatory it would be lovely to have large tall windows facing southeast. From inside I could look out on the rolling hills of the Piedmont range in northern Delaware. The tall windows would allow light to flood into the second story of the house and the room. The sun would fall on the black and white tile floor. The potted plants would thrive in the pleasant environment.The walls would be painted with a soft taupe. A perfect sideboard in green with gold leaf accents would be just the thing to showcase a collection of floral china pieces.
Trompe-l’œil murals of lattice, palms and a bronze statue would fill the far wall. Comfortable settees upholstered in green stripe fabric would be very fitting. A series of floral sconces shaped as a stalk of white flowers would be hung at eye level all around the room. Here I could greet the day with my coffee, compose my list of things to do. Yes if I were to have a conservatory this would be perfect!