‘we Now USE THIS SPACE ALL year round’
Stylist at Home Georgia, 20, knew her parents’ conservatory could truly blossom with a few simple tweaks and bright accessories
Georgia Field brightened up her conservatory in a single weekend
Most homes have a room that is a magnet for junk, whether it’s sports equipment, books, bags or paperwork,’ says Georgia. ‘For us, it was the conservatory, which was a shame because, potentially, it was the loveliest space in the house.
My mum Karen designed the room herself and saved about £15,000 by employing a local carpenter and builder. It’s actually more like an orangery as it’s brick-built with windows and a skylight.
After the initial flurry of activity, however, the space slowly got swallowed up. It kept niggling away at me, so last Mother’s Day I decided to mastermind a mini makeover. We had some furniture already, so it was just a case of reorganising everything.
Adding some style
The inspiration behind the scheme was a golden yellow rose tablecloth from Ragged Rose. My mum loved it and we decided on a yellow and duck-egg blue palette. The company has so many coordinating throws and cushions that the look came together really quickly – they create a warm feel.
Our biggest investment was the floor. My parents chose limestone as it’s neutral, hardwearing and easy to clean, which is essential when you have two dogs. Once
‘YOU’LL HAVE EVERLASTING FLOWERS IF YOU USE FLORAL FABRICS – JUST MIX IN COMPLEMENTARY PLAIN COLOURS SO IT’S NOT TOO OVERPOWERING’
it was laid, my dad painted the walls a duck-egg blue and my mum and i upcycled ikea chairs to match, which look great.
luckily, the rattan sofa, side table and chair we got when the conservatory was built still look as good as new. So the only extra furniture we bought were chairs, a plant stand, a small dining table from a junk shop and garden seating.
The conservatory is south-facing and filled with light all day, but it’s not too hot so we decided against blinds. Plus, it’s enclosed by trees, so privacy isn’t an issue. instead we can enjoy views of the garden.
our main aim was to create a room with a purpose. We already have a kitchen-diner, but no formal dining area, so this was key. We also wanted to be able to use this as an extra living space, whatever the weather.
restyling this space has transformed the way we live. We now eat most of our meals in here and stay to chat. last winter we moved some of the potted plants inside, so we got to enjoy them when it was too cold outside. it’s the perfect all-year room.’