Everything designer Cathy Kincaid does is perfection, and the orangerie she designed at her client’s home in the Highland Park neighborhood of Dallas is truly magical.
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.