Hallmarks of a real conservatory include glass walls and a glass ceiling. The decor is lush and elegant. Note this chandelier and cushy upholstered chairs.
Here's a much more casual conservatory, but it still has a luxe indoor-outdoor feel with an emphasis on greenery.
Architecturally speaking, this doesn't qualify as a real conservatory, but the look is pure 19th-century English.
A sleek, modern interpretation of the conservatory. This is one amazing kitchen.
Wicker; semitropical plants; layered, lush patterns; and a genteel, teatime feel. All the right ingredients for a cozy conservatory.
Another conservatory-inspired room. It lacks plants, but it has a whiff of exoticism, tons of natural light and lots of comfy indoor-outdoor furniture.
A modern formal dining room inspired by a conservatory. The butterfly light, the large multipaned windows, the bell jar for displaying specimens and the topiary all give it just a touch of that feeling. Gorgeous.
This bright, modern room is a loose interpretation of the conservatory look. It does include exotic touches, like the Moroccan pouf, and a nod to the natural world with the butterfly wallpaper and large fern.
A more nautically inclined take on the conservatory, but still with the requisite ingredients.
A few items to perfect the conservatory look:
Botanical or entomological drawings help create that exotic-collections vibe. Think Darwin.
A conservatory is the perfect place for serving tea. And these bug plates are the perfect place for serving cake.
An artsy take on the pinned butterfly, and nothing died.
If you're going for the Gothic Victorian look.
This birdcage light is so lovely and simple.
Specimen jars, another must.
A gorgeous, modern take on the bell jar.