Monthly Archives: March 2011

Sunrooms… Bring on the light!

Hello Friends! Hope you all are having a fantastic week!

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for Spring! It has been absolutely beautiful and warm here in Atlanta – not sure if it is going to stay this way, but I am hoping so! I can’t wait to refresh all my pots and clean up my patio… I am ready to be outside.  In honor of spring I pulled together some fantastic spaces that well definitely let the light in! But first, lets clarify what these spaces are actually called.

We can call these rooms by several names:
Sun room, Sun Porch, Solarium, Conservatory…. but technically, what is the difference?

Technically speaking, a sun room and sun porch are really a solarium which by definition is a Sunny Room with more glass than usually.   A conservatory is closer to a green house, where the initial purpose of the structure would be to grow plants indoors under protected conditions.  Generally a green house is a separate building (usually in a garden or a field), where a conservatory is attached to the main dwelling.   I tend to think of a conservatory to have a glass ceiling and a solarium with just a lot of glass on the walls.  Although the initial concept of these spaces were for plants, as we can see from the inspirations below, over time we have decided to move our living spaces into these fantastic spaces!

(sweet space)

(tiny white daisies)

(tiny white daisies)

(beach studios)

(my ideal home)

(la belle vie)

(my ideal home)

(1st Option)

(my ideal home)

(home sweet home)

(desire to inspire)

(cottage in the woods)

(mochatini)

(my ideal home)

(light locations)

(my ideal home)

(frolic)

(my ideal home)

(tiny white daisies)

(Architectural Remnants)

I crave light, and any of of these spaces would satisfy that need! Do you have a favorite?

Enjoy your week!