At this point, I think you’ve seen most of my Pittsburgh apartment. One space I haven’t shown you yet is my apartment balcony. Although it’s not large, I love having this outdoor area, and I’m excited to share it with you today.
In all honesty, this space came together rather serendipitously.
I stumbled upon these two chairs at HomeGoods just before I moved to Pittsburgh. I actually purchased them for a project at my St. Marys’ house, but they ended up making the move with me and work well out here.
As someone who loves to get my hands in the soil, I knew I’d need a couple planters. Last year I picked up these big containers at West Elm. Since I wouldn’t be using them in St. Marys, I brought them here, and they are now at home on my balcony.
I love that the taller one gives some height, while the shorter one is large enough for an evergreen. I snapped up this unique guy on clearance at Lowes. It’s been doing well and even sprouted a few new branches. I’m not sure it will survive the winter, but it’s worth a shot.
I also tucked in a couple other planters and filled them with herbs. I used the herbs, especially the basil, quite a bit this summer. Remember my trio of crostini recipes? A lot of the herbs in those were from this little garden.
This unique cement cactus is another HomeGoods find. (I think I got it when I picked up the chairs.) It’s just a fun, odd accessory. The pillows were from Target’s summer collection.
Oh, and for reference, here is a photo I shared last week from my dining room. The sliding doors to the balcony are just behind the table.
And that’s it. I hope you enjoyed this peek. As you can see, it’s not grand, but it’s a welcome space in the city. By the way, my balcony overlooks an open area where the building management holds concerts, fitness classes, and pop-up markets. I have a great view of all the action.
I’m hoping to add a few fall touches to my balcony, so I wanted you to see it now before the transition (and before all of my plants dry up). The end of summer is always so bittersweet.
Hope you’re having a fabulous week. I’ll meet you back here tomorrow for a quick and flavorful appetizer recipe that you’re going to love.