Being surrounded by lush green vegetation, it’s hard not to resist making nature the hero of a room.
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“When a client decided to enclose their veranda with glass stacking doors to turn this space into an extension of their home, it was clear a conservatory feel – bringing the outside in – would be most fitting,” explains Lisa Walters-Hunter, an uMhlanga interior designer.
“With this in mind, the space was furnished with furniture and fabrics to create a tropical, coastal feel. I sourced chairs made from natural materials, outdoor sunproof fabrics in lush palm and botanical prints, and a collection and mixture of coffee tables and side tables – creating a paired back, casual and relaxed feel,” continues Lisa.
The use of plants in varying planters and urns throughout the veranda – as well as the grouping of these – add to the conservatory ambience and an extension of the lush Natal vegetation of the garden beyond.
“Placing of accessories in varying and contrasting textures and patterns, materials and shapes – but all complementary tones – creates a layered and interesting visual, turning this space into a favourite family spot to soak up the afternoon sun and take in the glorious views of the garden, estate dam and beyond.”