When it comes to furnishing your new orangery space, there are all sorts of considerations to bear in mind. How the space will be used, should be first and foremost, and from there all of your furnishings, colour, and style choices will flourish.
Over the years we have been fortunate enough to work with so many clients with a broad range of styles and ambitious plans. Making no two Westbury Orangeries alike! However, we often spot a few of our favourite brands, adapting and flourishing in these unique spaces once we return to photograph them. Whether it’s a Humphrey Munson kitchen, cushions by William Yeoward, or furniture by Neptune, it’s always exciting to see how each orangery has been furnished.
Here are some of our favourite projects to date, furnished by Neptune.
In this Lincolnshire home, the orangery features a dining area below a glazed roof that is beaming in natural light, casting soft theatrical shadows over the adjacent dark and seductive living space. The contrast in light natural tones and dark atmospheric shades visually establishes zones within the space that are perfectly furnished and fit for purpose.
The focal point of the dining space is a spectacular roof lantern that shines a spotlight over the Arundel Dining table in Natural Oak, flanked by benches from the same collection with ‘Linara Warm White’ cushions.
‘Arundel’s a dining table for when you want to give your space a modern country look. Natural Oak, which, as the name suggests, gives the oak a subtle, honey-coloured look.’ The designers at Neptune explain. The entire Arundel collection delivers an understated aesthetic with down-to-earth simplicity. The dining space in this bright and energetic room is perfectly designed for family meals and creates a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere.
Beside this positive, bright space, is a contrasting living area that encourages uninterrupted relaxation. A deeply shaded area that oozes confidence. The focal point of this living space is the Shoreditch Sofa & Chaise in the fabric ‘Archie Night Sky’ which faces directly opposite a wall painted in the colour Westbury Black. The area reveals a peaceful evening retreat for the family to unwind in the evenings after tea. The sofa is scattered with cushions in the same natural hues from the dining area adjacent – such as the Grace Cushion, Twill – help to maintain a subtle continuity between spaces.
Balancing Modern and Classic styles
By its very nature, an orangery is classic in design but willoften create modern, open plan, living spaces.
Neptune’s Suffolk Dining Table can be seen in this Westbury orangery. The ball detail on the table legs is what gives it a classic country kitchen feel and for a modern contrast, the tabletop is straight-lined and simple. This offers the perfect balance of styles, as the designers at Neptune advise, ‘Suffolk’s a classic kitchen table with a crisp finish and understated design that means it works in more contemporary spaces too. Choose it when you want a country farmhouse look that’s completely timeless but still feels fresh and up to date. This version extends as well – ideal if you’re sometimes the host but need more space in your room normally.’
Modern Urban style
Characterised by an abundance of open space and intriguing industrial decorative furnishings. This style can easily become hard and unwelcoming, but when executed correctly the space will be soft and ooze luxury. This Orangery space is the perfect example of that balance, with two Lottie Sofas ‘because of [their] buttons and tufts, it’s a piece that’ll add another layer of texture to your room – it’s the combination of different textures, colours and lighting that come together to make your space feel well-designed and welcoming.’
In addition, there are three curved Amelia Armchairs. Featuring the same quilting the armchairs are ‘full of detail: quilted tufting and diamond stitching in the fabric; a coved back that hugs you in; and arms that sweep down, framed by fine piping.’ These additions help to soften the space and make it feel endlessly cosy and inviting.