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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

OUTDOOR DESIGNS FOR APARTMENT DWELLERS



Today, I’m focusing on apartment balconies, roof tops, gardens and terraces. So many of us have great design ideas for homes, but apartment dwellers deserve the luxury of integrating the outdoors “in”. Whether you live in a big city like New York or Chicago or a smaller city like Miami or anywhere in the world; apartment dwellers are widespread.
Beach balcony in Europe.
European city roof top.
Brooklyn roof top.

The personality and feel of every home is seriously influenced by its relationship with the exterior. In the case of large residential projects, this indoor-outdoor connection is easy to accomplish, especially if there is a garden involved. But what can one do when confronted with a limited living space? A solution to this problem would be arranging an outdoor area that would be connected with your interior home design. Whether we are talking about a balcony, a roof top, a garden or a terrace these pictorial examples should serve as a starting point. There are many diverse arrangements, most of them suited for modern apartments, but there are some interesting traditional designs as well.

A city garden for outdoor entertaining and relaxation.

A simple yet elegant beach view balcony.

Outdoor space offers the opportunity to merge indoors and outdoors and to bridge the well-planned activities of a home’s interior with the generally looser functional performance of your exterior terrace, roof top, garden or balcony. Remember yesterday’s quote: “One aspect of living a sustainable lifestyle involves becoming more connected to the natural environment…”

 




Lots more pictorial example below. Have any questions? email me at andrea.halleywright@gmail.com

An effortless beach view balcony.
A city balcony that extends the kitchen, perfect for a light meal or coffee.
A Zen city balcony for relaxation and enjoying the views of the park below.
New York City terrace filled with year round shrubbery and a table for morning coffee.
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