Garden Room chic

Precisely engineered box pleats, tented ceilings and trellis-inspired walls are just some of the tenets of interiors haute couture being adopted by interior designers for garden room designs. Elegant as well as poised, these chic interior design schemes are not only witty in their use of scale and of trompe l’oeil but also offer the perfect sanctuary in which to connect with nature.

I have been writing about garden room design for some time, including a feature in the June 2022 issue of Saga magazine. Since the pandemic, so many of us have realised that a connection to nature has many benefits for our wellbeing and the idea of a ‘garden room’ in our homes is one that is proving more and more appealing.

Casa Gusto, Palm Beach, Florida as featured on the blog in 2022.

These luxurious schemes designed by top interior designers from around the world show how the idea of a ‘garden room’ can be translated into a more relaxed style, to something more formal.

Trellis design at The Marbella Club Hotel

Thank you so much to Singapore-based interior designers E and A Interiors for sharing this design on their Instagram. I absolutely adore this walling idea by architectural designer Caroline-Marie Willms for her interior design project at The Marbella Club Hotel. The walls have been lined with bespoke textural woven rattan panels with a stencilled leaf trellis design added in two tones of green paint.

Beach Club @marbellaclubh designed by architectural designer Marie-Caroline Willms. Photo: courtesy of @eandainteriors
Beach Club @marbellaclubh designed by architectural designer Marie-Caroline Willms. Photo: courtesy of @eandainteriors

Garden room living

Such a pretty and uplifting scheme by Dublin-based interior designer Suzie Mc Adam where the garden room theme has subtle coastal hints. Stunning Treillage wallpaper by Pierre Frey holds the scheme with some beautifully chosen pieces of furniture including these elegantly shaped bamboo chairs.

Treillage wallpaper from a collaboration between La Maison Pierre Frey and Casparis Style designed by interior designer Suzie Mc Adam for her Brennanstown Wood project. Photo: by Ruth Maria Photos.

Palm Beach style garden room

Designed by Houston-based interior designer, Paloma Contreras is a room that was inspired by iconic Palm Beach interiors. Striking painted trellis lines the walls and the ceiling along with a fabulous scheme of green and white in prints and plain fabrics. The grand crenelated pelmet ties the scheme together.

This modern take on iconic Palm Beach interiors was designed by Houston- based interior designer Paloma Contreras @palomacontreradesign at the @kbshowhouse. Photo: Carmel Fasano Brantley @Brantleyphoto

Trellis pattern wallpaper

The design description for this wallpaper by Mind The Gap is ‘Concrete Patch’ but all I can see is a very gorgeous trellis design that would be perfect for a garden room!

Garden room in Singapore

Singapore-based Elizabeth Hay Design has designed a beautiful garden room themed living/dining room in a historical colonial black and white house in Singapore.

Elizabeth achieves a very happy balance between the smart upholstered bobbin chairs with a witty Venetian Blind Green fabric by Sibyl Colefax and John Fowler along with relaxed elements of rattan and bamboo. Note too the cute hang of owl prints above the window.

Elizabeth says, “The house has a colonial feel, which we wanted to retain and embrace with the soft furnishings. The house has a very layered and eclectic feel, reflecting the owners’ lifestyle and travels. This was achieved by deploying antique textiles, a collection of vintage and antique art and objects, and mixing periods and styles in a comfortable, relaxed manner.”

Living/dining room scheme by Elizabeth Hay Design. Photo: @neon.projects.

Garden Room lighting

Pendant lanterns suit garden rooms and this custom one is from Coleen and Company in California who I have had my eye on for their whimsical designs.

I love the effect of a tented ceiling for a garden room be it fabric or wallpaper. For UK buyers Iksel are great for tented wallpaper mural designs whilst Vaughan and Lots Road Auction house in London are good places to find luxury pendant lanterns.

A custom green Paloma Lantern by US Coleen & Company Inc for @designbuddy_

NEW Bluebell wallpaper

Perfect for a garden room: beautiful surface printed ‘Bluebells’ in Chalk wallpaper by Ellen Merchant who wowed everyone with her designs at Decorex in London in Autumn 2022. The surface printing of this wallpaper makes the design even more special and covetable.

Grand scale garden room

Alessandra Branca, who has interior design offices in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, was inspired by the idea of a tree house for this garden room at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Palm Beach, Florida. Alessandra’s beautiful design neatly copes with the grand scale of the room, with linen trimmed blinds that break into the room horizontally along with a symmetry of olive trees and an ever decreasing leaf wallpaper design. Tailored luxury is supplied by a beautiful linen box pleated L-shaped sofa.

This treehouse-inspired living room was designed by interior designer Alessandra Branca @abranca at the Dallas @kbshowhouse with blinds made by @theshadestore with trim from @samuelandsons. Photo: jaysimonphoto.

Styling Box garden room style

Here is just a small selection of fabrics and wallpapers which get sent out to Styling Box clients for Garden Room schemes. Take a look at for more information and to follow Styling Box on Instagram.

Garden Room Style Styling Box samples by Charis White. Paints from Farrow and Ball and Mylands. Wallpapers: (bottom row): Milola Design (top row): Rapture and Wright; Ellen Merchant; Fabric: Zoffany Photo: Charis White


I was very excited to notice that US interior designer Mark D Sikes who featured on my blog last year in Blue and White House Interiors is one of the designers (sponsored by Iksel) showcasing his work at WOW!house at The Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London, 5 June to 6 July 2023.

Room interior designed by Mark D Sikes Interiors. Photo: @amyneunsinger as seen in @archdigest.

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With best wishes, Charis x

Charis White, Interior stylist/writer. Photo: Fiona McLean Photography.

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