Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Family Rooms/ Conservatories

While contemplating building again,

now seems a time to collect favourite pics together to identify must haves.

French doors opening to the outside seem to me to be a must

(Shabby Chic)
Big openings to create a flow or seamlessness

Panelled at the bottom
(Simple pergola with wisteria trailing- solar friendly)

Still filled with French furniture

Maybe a fireplace

Lots of glass to get the conservatory feel

These were from an open garden last year in WA

I think I'd even prefer it to an alfresco which is so popular in new homes in WA

My big quetion is "Do I need a gabled roof or just a high ceiling?"


  1. Beautiful inspiration images for your new home...adore french doors and the windows in the sunroom are spectacular!!

  2. I Love the Airy Feeling, I love Windows and a lot of light !! A Must !!

  3. Love the idea of a conservatory - the last photo is divine.

    Happy BC Good Life Wednesday :O)

  4. What lovely pictures. They all have such an airy, spacious feel, but at the same warm and inviting. Have a lovely day. x Sharon

  5. Gorgeous inspiration for any new home Fiona!!!
    I am lusting after those floors though.... I dream of those floors!!!! one day!
    Laura x

  6. These are gorgeous! So lovely! Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

  7. Lovely pictures and great inspiration!
    If you make a house similar to those images, it'd be amazingly amazing!

  8. These are gorgeous! These spaces look amazing! Have a beautiful day, Kellie xx

  9. Stunning photos. Those chevron floor in the first photos are divine and want them in our next home!
    Wishing you a lovely week! xoxo, B

  10. I love it when homes have an indoor outdoor easy flow from one to the other. And I'm alway tempted to know out ceiling and get right up to the roof line. Wonderful photos, thanks. Trish

  11. oh wow! The last one is my favourite - and that little cane suite looks so lovely in the space. Good luck! lovT