Orangeries became popular amongst fashionable European residences from the 17th to the 19th centuries, as they were used to protect orange and other fruit trees during the winter, similar to a greenhouse or conservatory. They also serve as a lush and aromatic extension of the home.
Dallas architect J. Wilson Fuqua took inspiration from several orangeries including the 17th century model on the grounds of Versailles and the orangerie designed by Edwin Lutyens at Hestercombe House in England. Cathy furnished the interior with a classical scheme, using a neutral palette and plenty of blue and white.
Slipper chairs are upholstered in Link Outdoor fabric. The walls are painted All White and the ceiling in Skylight by Farrow & Ball. The flooring is Chateau Dominigue.
Antique paintings are complemented by Christopher Spitzmiller lamps and planters from Lambert's.
To make watering the trees easy, the periphery of the main room's antique limestone floor was lined with drains. Wilson laser-cut the bronze grates with very small openings so high heels would not get stuck. The table cloth is a Claremont fabric and the pendant is Jamb.