Balcony Dreams

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

One of the best parts about my apartment is that it has a perfect little balcony looking over a grassy area outside of my apartment. The problem is, we almost never use it. Now that it is getting warmer I want to spice it up and use it more! Here are some things I know would motivate us to spend more time outside.



My dream balcony includes:

1. Boxwoods
2. Lots of Mossy Pots
3. A bright colored patio set
4. Mercury glass lanterns
5. A tiny succulent garden

17 comments:

Robin said...

I pretty much love anything that hangs from a balcony - lanterns, candles, flowers etc. These all look great!

Marie said...

You are lucky Julie! A balcony I would love one for plants, flowers, candles. Everything looks good for a stylish balcony!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

Looks like you've got the right essentials to make it glorious!!

Noodles and Waffles said...

Love the mercury glass laterns.

Leslie *Fresh Out of Lemons* said...

That patio set is adorable!! Ikea has a great line of outdoor pieces right now.

natasha {schue love} said...

Love the boxwood for the balcony...great idea! The mercury glass is beautiful too!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

i'm dying to start a little herb garden box. these pictures are lovely!!

Alicia xoxxo said...

I have a wonderful back porch that is covered and it is by FAR my favorite room in my house! I love to sit out there with my doggie and a book!

stephanie [the merry way] said...

those glass lanterns are uh-mazing - and so is that patio set - bright red would be so cute!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Yes, that C&B patio set would motivate me alright! I hate our balcony in this apartment. It looks directly at a brick wall, gets hardly any sunlight and is so open to the other 18 apartments in this building that it's not much fun to be out there. It's sad. I went out this morning to drink my coffee and write my blog post, but it smelled like tar, and there was so much noise :( I'm a debbie downer, wow.

However, we just put an offer in on a house that has a terrific backyard and a screened in patio area!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

LOVE the succulents! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

chrissy said...

oh those manicured hedges are great - turn your balcony into a royal garden! love!

Sincerely, Jill said...

How lovely... every single one of those ideas are perfection.

I'm visiting from Life of Meg mingling-ness.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Oh yes Julie!
adore the boxwood topiaries~
Here's to a wonderful warmer season*

elledee said...

I love that little green table

Nikki said...

I love that patio set! I've always dreamt of boxwoods too.

la petite coquine said...

What an adorable patio set! I'd love a little balcony, although I've also enjoyed the roof "deck" a former roommate and I re-purposed!

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