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Outdoor reading balcony eclectic-porch

Outdoor reading balcony


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Liz Albertson wrote:
Balcony privacy feature - what are your fabric and mfg suggestions for outdoor drapes? Great idea btw!!
     Comment   May 7, 2012
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Gabberts Design Studio
Sunbrella fabrics are the best!
May 7, 2012 at 12:34pm     
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Lisa Borgnes Giramonti
I have striped fabric hanging there now...but I used Sunbrella fabric for both incarnations. They were hung on iron rods in the same manner as standard curtains.
May 7, 2012 at 12:37pm     
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meatpie wrote:
Love that rug!! Do you know where you purchased it?
   Comment   June 5, 2011
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The Shabby Nest
Dash & Albert has similar rugs.
June 6, 2011 at 11:50am   
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Lisa Borgnes Giramonti
Pottery Barn, believe it or not.
August 22, 2012 at 11:46am     
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dianemck wrote:
Interested in seeing more of the iron railing. Was it custom made?
   Comment   July 7, 2014
Moonzkie Hsu wrote:
Small but terrible - May I know the dimensions of the porch? I love it! thank you.
   Comment   January 2, 2013

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Alison Aves added this to Houzz Tour: It's A Bloomsbury Life
This balcony makes a well-lit retreat for reading or enjoying a cup of tea. A Balinese feel is created with a cheerily striped rug from Pottery Barn and a pair of decorative elephants purchased at HomeGoods for $10 each.
Scheer & Co. added this to Balconies: Precious Rooms in the Sky
An indoor/outdoor rug, woven chair, hearty drapes, accessories and lively vines make this narrow covered balcony a cozy sanctuary.
Erin Lang Norris added this to Your Spring and Summer Party Checklist
A soft rug. Say goodbye to blistering hot decks and slivers — large outdoor rugs offer a bit of color and also provide comfort for your feet.
Vanessa Brunner added this to 5 Easy Ways to Summer-ize Your Home
1. Embrace your outdoor living space. If you're lucky enough to have an amazing outdoor space — garden, patio, balcony, what have you — it's time to start using it. This balcony is a great example of how you really don't need much outdoor space to take advantage of summer's fresh air and sunshine. A patio chair accented with a colorful outdoor rug and weatherproof pillow transforms a simple space into an inviting retreat. A window box on the railing brings a little more green to the space, while sheer curtains offer the option of privacy.
Danyelle Mathews added this to Outdoor Rugs Have Style Covered
3. Add color, even in small spaces. The pattern and color of the rug shown here bring instant style to this small outdoor space. The single chair is more interesting against the bright hues.
Lisa Frederick added this to So Your Style Is: Global
The Approach: Outdoor RoomsSo many far-flung locales conjure up images of warm, tropical gardens or primitive woodlands. This slim balcony draws from all across the map: a Balinese-influenced chair, a pair of Asian elephants, a cheerful rug that calls to mind a serape, with a tangle of foliage curling in to give the setting a lushly verdant feel. Spin the globe: With a few different furnishings and plantings, this al fresco haven could be reinvented as a Mexican or Central American retreat. Imagine it with a colorfully painted, chunky wooden chair, handmade terra-cotta pots and a scrolled wrought iron railing entwined with bougainvillea.
Create a private escape. Hang curtains across a tiny balcony or nook and make an instant escape where you can hide and read.
5. Take the indoors out A striking rug is a great way to add a flash of colour to your outdoor space. Plus, by choosing a design to match an adjacent room to your balcony, you can create a homely synergy between your indoor and outdoor spaces.

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Nice rug and window seat area—nice use of small space
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Curtains planter on tiny balcony
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Elephant garden stool
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Balcony idea
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Create a cozy space by the window
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Warm balcony. Reminds me mexíco.
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rug, chair, pillow
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unexpected tiny place to sit & be still, read etc. even better with great view
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Balcony curtain.
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The carpet is awesome
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instead of "full" porch off bathroom, put the entrance inside the bedroom portion and make it a reading nook
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Vacation house
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Nice reading balcony, with colours and patterns to make it feel like a room
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Cozy nook
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For the balcony - idea for seating.
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Outlook rug
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Reading nook
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Opposing patterns but nice
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Curtain in the balcony
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Minimal cost balcony?
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Sitout reference image
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climber and light
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I like the outdoor curtains and the flower box idea.
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for the balcony
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Luv rug
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DA rug. Which one is this?
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Balcony terrace area
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the elephant
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it looks tribal
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I love the coziness of this balcony.
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This is a cool idea for a balcony.
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seating and plants
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