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Steal This Look: Balcony Garden on a Budget

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Steal This Look: Balcony Garden on a Budget

September 4, 2017

Back to basics: here’s a simple, pleasing balcony garden you can create on a budget (renters, take note).

We spotted the setup in A Glamorous Studio Apartment in Auckland That Feels Like a One-Bedroom, featured today on Remodelista. New Zealand-based designer Karin Montgomery Spath, who has a knack for transforming the tiniest spaces into irresistible homes, kitted out this balcony to expand the living space of a 323-square-foot studio.

Here’s how to steal the look:

Photograph by Matthew Williams.
Above: Photograph by Matthew Williams.

Furnishings

With a slatted top that dries quickly, a Hardwood Side End Table from Southern Enterprises measures 15 by 20 by 18 inches and is available in black as shown or white; from $50.29 to $57.89 depending on color from Amazon.
Above: With a slatted top that dries quickly, a Hardwood Side End Table from Southern Enterprises measures 15 by 20 by 18 inches and is available in black as shown or white; from $50.29 to $57.89 depending on color from Amazon.
A classic design that looks as comfortable indoors as out (bring it inside for extra seating in winter months), a Butterfly Chair with a stainless steel frame and white canvas cover is $350 from Circa 50.
Above: A classic design that looks as comfortable indoors as out (bring it inside for extra seating in winter months), a Butterfly Chair with a stainless steel frame and white canvas cover is $350 from Circa 50.
Suitable for use outdoors or in, a Cabana Black Pillow is $16 from Pier 1 Imports.
Above: Suitable for use outdoors or in, a Cabana Black Pillow is $16 from Pier 1 Imports.
Mounted on a bracket, a 6-inch Wrought Iron Flower Pot Ring comes with hanging hardware and is $6.23 from Essential Hardware.
Above: Mounted on a bracket, a 6-inch Wrought Iron Flower Pot Ring comes with hanging hardware and is $6.23 from Essential Hardware.
 

Pots & Planters

A 6-inch Red Terra Cotta Clay Pot is $1.24 apiece from Home Depot.
Above: A 6-inch Red Terra Cotta Clay Pot is $1.24 apiece from Home Depot.
For a textural contrast to red terra cotta, a glazed ceramic Belly Pot is available in nine colors including Jade as shown; for prices and retailers, see The Pottery Patch.
Above: For a textural contrast to red terra cotta, a glazed ceramic Belly Pot is available in nine colors including Jade as shown; for prices and retailers, see The Pottery Patch.
 

A terra cotta Tall Nursery Planter comes in four sizes—4, 6, and 8 inches tall—and is available for from $26.25 to $58.75 depending on size at Campo de Fiori.
Above: A terra cotta Tall Nursery Planter comes in four sizes—4, 6, and 8 inches tall—and is available for from $26.25 to $58.75 depending on size at Campo de Fiori.

Plants

Available from Ikea, a Himalayamix assortment of potted house plants (in 4-inch pots) is $2.99 apiece.
Above: Available from Ikea, a Himalayamix assortment of potted house plants (in 4-inch pots) is $2.99 apiece.

Paint

The walls match the indoor paint (a color called Half Black White by New Zealand-based Resenes Paints).
Above: The walls match the indoor paint (a color called Half Black White by New Zealand-based Resenes Paints).
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