If I were to have a conservatory . . .

Mt Cuba Botanic Center

Former home of Mr. & Mrs Lammot du Pont Copeland, Hockessin, DE

DSC_8446If 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.  DSCN5832The sun would fall on the black and white tile floor. The potted plants would thrive in the pleasant environment.DSCN5834The 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.DSCN5826

Trompe-l’œil murals of lattice, palms and a bronze statue would fill the far wall. DSCN5831Comfortable 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.DSC_8437 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!DSCN5837

2 thoughts on “If I were to have a conservatory . . .”

  1. Linda,
    I enjoyed meeting you at the graduation party on Sunday. At the time you told Barry and me about your recent visit to many of the PA gardens in our area. Your photos are just beautiful. Combined with your comments, you’ve inspired me to return to Chanticleer and Tyler Arboretum. Barry and I have never been to Mt Cuba. It is now top of my list, thanks to you.
    Mary Beth

    1. Oh Thank you! When you visit Mt. Cuba be sure to notice the fabulous entrance gates. They are at the road turn off when you first arrive. Total works of art and not to be missed!
      We enjoyed visiting with you and Barry!

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