Look! A Public Tree-Shaded Private Balcony

Look! A Public Tree-Shaded Private Balcony

Kristin Hohenadel
Jul 24, 2008

When your city view manages to include built-in foliage, sometimes the best design solution for your outdoor space is to do nothing at all...

The owners of this lovely balcony on a quiet street in the center of Krakow have nothing but folding chairs occupying their petite outdoor space, which gets its dose of greenery from a strategically planted sidewalk tree. The elaborate ironwork here doesn't need any adornment, and the tree is prettier than a planter full of geraniums -- and doesn't require watering.

- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com

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