I love browsing through Houzz.com for ideas and inspirations. It showcases a treasure trove of indoor and outdoor designs by very talented professional designers. And I love sharing my finds with you. In my sidebar, you'll find my complete selection of inspiring designs for apartments--and for any style, not just transitional.
As I venture through my downsizing experiences and write about it, my focus has now shifted to My Balcony Porch Garden: Year One. Working with what I already have and fitting it into a transitional style is a challenging and fun. That brings me to some of my most favored designs discovered on Houzz. Here are 15 of them.
When you're blessed with a roof top terrace, the sky is the limit:
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE, LOVE THIS NYC TERRACE GARDEN! Very contemporary, very clean and simple yet very comforting.
For those of us with covered balconies and porches, a cozy, comforting design works very well--even when we have to stretch out our necks to see the sky.
The take away from all of these designs are simplicity, comforting outdoor furnishings; limited but significant gardening designs in containers; and total inclusion of the outdoors. Editing is critical, as with a simple color palette. Most important is take your cue from nature.