Without a doubt, one of our favorite things about Miami is the year-round gorgeous weather, which allows for an outdoorsy lifestyle. Right after the beach that is, and the Cuban coffee, and the ability to hop in the car and road trip it to the keys in like, seconds. And did we mention the beach? Anyway, it is pretty fantastic to be sipping a cocktail on the patio right now in June...and also in December while our friends are freezing in the snow (sorry friends, come and visit).
We’re pretty freakin lucky that some of the most beautiful outdoor spaces are right in our backyard. That’s why we were over the moon when one of our clients asked us to design the balcony in the apartment she shares with her boyfriend. Tropical oasis in the sky? Count us in!
Just take a look at these before pictures! They had all the right things going with this one – plenty of space, great afternoon light and killer sunset views. All it needed was a little bit of TLC HabCo style!
Our base for the lounge area was simple wooden outdoor sectional with white (washable!) cushions. We love white cushions in an outdoor space because it keeps everything looking crisp! Then we layered on the outdoor throw pillows until this little corner was almost begging us to stay and lounge a while.
Since the space was so narrow, we needed a coffee table situation that was easily moveable. Enter these cool little golden side tables that are juuuust perfect for holding drinks and little bites.
No oasis is complete without plenty of greenery, so we loaded up our cars with the most tropical plants we could find and placed them allllll over the balcony in some gorgeous planters. And there you have it! Tell us what makes your outdoor space perfect in the comments below!