Here are a few of our favourite balcony gardens this week…
This balcony epitomises a urban retreat. The neutral colourscheme and comfortable furniture, blends in with the natural relaxed feel of the space.
The surface treatment of the floor is what we like best. Using small smooth pebbles (rather than pavers or concrete floors) creates a barefoot sensory experience and is quite unusual for a balcony garden.
This small balcony has been cleverly planned down to the last square inch. Everything on this balcony has a place and purpose.
The transition between sit down area and the herb and veggie planters is carefully considered by using a floating timber floor to define the space.
Don’t you just love the patch of lawn too! Who would have thought you could have a grass lawn on a balcony like this.
TIP – If you decide to grow a balcony lawn, make sure the space gets at least 4-5 hours of sunlight a day. Don’t forget it will need regular watering too, just like your other pot plants.
We also like the creeper on the wall, not only will this soon grow to be a beautiful green wall, the clever use of wall bracket creates an interesting frame for the creeper to grow on.
Image credit: houseandhome.com
Privacy as well as natural ventilation is achieved using a line of pots and planters filled with different leaf textured plants such as palms, strelizias, and ficus trees.
The installation of an outdoor fabric curtain with custom built roof runners gives the option for open views or private occasion without being boxed in.
It’s refreshing to see people living outside the conventional urban box and proves that sometimes taking bold design risks can pay off.
Looking down, view from above!
Image credit: domusweb.it
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