When you’re dreaming of green acres but living with the reality of a small terrace, consider using vertical spaces like walls or railings for plantings. Here, Guido Keller of Lotus Gardenscape used a custom-made wall planter by Ore to create a vertical garden. The client chose a brightly patterned rug and simple furnishings to complete the inviting effect.
This outdoor space rests on the roof deck of a historic Chicago building on Lake Shore Drive. The space features blue-cushioned lounge chairs, colorful planters and an outdoor bar area. Overlooking a gorgeous view, this deck is perfect for hosting parties and entertaining.
Huge arched windows fill the front facade of this home and perfectly complement the Spanish design. A lapis blue front door makes a rich counterpoint to the neutral exterior and ties in gracefully with the colorful garden.
Turn that rickety old ladder into a showcase for colorful plants and herbs. Karla Holley of Small Town Rambler spray-painted her wooden ladder in pastel blue then adorned it with a variety of pretty pots and planters. The ladder can also be used to store garden tools and potting soil.
This outdoor space rests on the roof deck of a historic building on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. The space features a contemporary fire pit, a pair of blue-cushioned chairs and colorful planters surrounded by fencing for an intimate setting.