Lisa Borgnes Giramonti
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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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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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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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Reading nook
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Plants, reading chair, colour
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Opposing patterns but nice
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So cute
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Beautiful small patio. Color and balance
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Curtain in the balcony
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Minimal cost balcony?
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cozy retreat
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bright, warm and Indian
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small patio
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Love the pseudo Indian feel. If I did the same-ish stools in the entry, that would be a nice call-back element.
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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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small sit out
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Cute hideaway.
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Tiny but cute.
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Balinese balcony
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private area to read
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nice pace to snuggle up and read with nature coming at you through the window
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Small space
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Very bright! this would make such a good reading nook
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Luv rug
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like coziness for reading, need more chairs though, like lantern
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what's not to love.! perfect private still open area
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great use of narrow space, rug
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chair and pillow
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DA rug. Which one is this?
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succulants on the small black pot
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it looks tribal
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walkway reading nook?
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Tiny balcony space design Dana Point porch area Outdoor rug; hanging plants over fence;
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Wow, big window/little balcony. You're inside, but you have your own private space and fresh air and lighting, you read, have something to drink and relax. *O* heavenly
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Perfect entryway
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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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could you do curtains? love rug and natural feel. tiny balcony, real chair, ottoman?, outdoor rug, plants on rails for privacy, elephant/small table, lighting
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Elephant plant stands
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Makes the most out of a nearly an unusable space
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striped rug from pottery barn $10 decorative elephants from Homegoods weatherproof pillow
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color scheme in rug
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the vine is nice - maybe passionfruit
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seating and plants
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stolen hallway
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Nook with carpet and curtains
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Could we rock this?
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staging balcony
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Balcony outside bedroom
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from pillow: Burnt orange & green for house exterior. Burnt orange on top half;
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Завеса на терасата
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Juliet balcony with plants
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I like the light feature and the carpet which is adding life to the space
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plants and outdoor rug
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Romantic curtain.
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color of carpet and elephant garden seats
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Rug, chair, privacy ivy
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smaller seating space
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deck living
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Ceramic elephants. I have a weakness for these.
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Comfortable for reading outdoors
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Chair between fence and AC
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White curtains
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small space with alot of colour
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in front of living room - nook-like
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Mix of colors for our front balcony
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the privacy
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balcony garden and reading area
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Good use of small space
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Lamp, rug, shade
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Rope Chaise
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I don't like the decor but I like the idea of having a small porch off a guest bedroom or something
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love elephant tables or plant stands
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outdoor reading balcony- very nice.
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Tucked away
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Tiny but beautiful.
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We could do this on the sit-ooterie: simply drape a curtain and lay a runner!
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install screen door
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