exterior & outdoor living

Bedroom Balcony Reveal

Bedroom Balcony Reveal - roomfortuesday.com Last week, I shared our patio and outdoor living space on the blog, but to be totally honest- I’ve been spending more time up here… on the bedroom balcony. It just feels so private, cozy, and intimate. Check out all of the before images in this post, otherwise- click through for the complete reveal and sources! I’m excited to share my little oasis with you.

Bedroom Balcony Reveal - roomfortuesday.com I kind of divided the balcony into two areas… a space for lounging and a space for eating / drinking. I think this outdoor living space is actually super practical because it’s an extension of the master suite. It’s a great place to sip coffee in the morning or watch the sunset in the evening with a glass of wine.

Bedroom Balcony Reveal - roomfortuesday.com The wine thing really is becoming a fun Friday night ritual. I picked the peonies from the backyard and am still amazed how lucky we got with the landscaping at this house. I feel like I hit the jackpot.

Bedroom Balcony Reveal - roomfortuesday.com Although the views can’t be beat, I wanted to add outdoor drapery panels to increase the privacy. Our house is pretty secluded, but the left side of the balcony is directly in line with our neighbor’s elevated patio. Adding curtains to one side was an easy solution and I love the way they look. It really helps to soften the space.

Bedroom Balcony Reveal - roomfortuesday.com In addition to drapery, another textile I incorporated was an outdoor area rug. The balcony floor isn’t in great shape and although paint really solved the aesthetic issue at hand, I felt like adding some pattern and color. I never wear shoes out here since it’s directly off of our master bedroom, and the rug helps the balcony feel more like an extension of our interior. I will say- this particular rug is taking awhile to flatten. Despite walking on it everyday, the roll lines are still prevalent. I imagine they’ll fade with time.

Bedroom Balcony Reveal - roomfortuesday.com I wanted to add some greenery to the space. I haven’t had great luck with plants inside since moving, but I’m doing great with my outdoor ones. I also keep the dog water filled for the boys. The sliding door is usually open during the day and they go in and out as they please. I know, I know… they live a plush life. Haha!

Bedroom Balcony Reveal - roomfortuesday.com On the opposing side of the balcony is the lounge area. I really wanted this provence sofa, but didn’t have the budget for it this year after just having furnished our lower patio. I opted for a similar, budget-friendly option from Target instead. The ottoman isn’t apart of the set, but it feels like it belongs. It’s actually from CB2 and I love the variation it adds while still remaining cohesive.

Bedroom Balcony Reveal - roomfortuesday.com My new tree will live outside year round. It’s a Japanese lace leaf maple and can withstand the Utah winters if left outside under a covered area. I really love the delicate leaves and texture it brings to the balcony. I’m debating pruning it at the bottom, or leaving it natural. Thoughts?

Bedroom Balcony Reveal - roomfortuesday.com I kept the accessories simple… a woven tray for drinks & snacks, plants, and citronella candles. That’s about all I need out here.

Bedroom Balcony Reveal - roomfortuesday.com The cute side table pictured below is one of my favorite pieces outside! It’s the perfect modern touch to an otherwise traditional outdoor living space. It’s from my friend Samantha’s company, called Leisure Made! She designs gorgeous outdoor furniture and told me I could offer Room for Tuesday readers 20% off their entire site. Just use code SARAH20. Wasn’t that sweet of her?! So if you like it, go grab one with my discount!

Remember my bestie and neighbor Emily? She got me this trivet that is intended for the kitchen, but I really liked it outside! The pattern felt right out here. It’s a fun alternative to coasters or a tray.

Bedroom Balcony Reveal - roomfortuesday.com I’ve also been using the little bistro table as work station. Rather than feeling trapped in my home office, I’ll bring my laptop upstairs and work outside for an hour or two to get some fresh air and recharge in the middle of the day.

Bedroom Balcony Reveal - roomfortuesday.com Click directly on the sources below to shop- or use the numbered links at the bottom of the collage!

01: outdoor curtain panels // 02: outdoor loveseat // 03: outdoor ottoman // 04: faux boxwood filler // 05: woven tray // 06: blue candle // 07: trivet // 08: black planter // 09: raised dog dish // 10: tassel pillow // 11: wool throw // 12: jenny side table (use code SARAH20) // 13: outdoor wall lantern // 14: large citronella candle // 15: marble bistro table // 16: outdoor bistro chairs // 17: outdoor area rug

Bedroom Balcony Reveal - roomfortuesday.com Giant thanks to our friend Corbett for coming over last night to capture a few images with the drone. I figured it would be helpful for you guys to see the space further away in context with the rest of our home! Aren’t these fun? I’ll share some of his video footage on Insta stories later!

Bedroom Balcony Reveal - roomfortuesday.com As I previously mentioned in my goals for our outdoor living areas post, this makeover was kind of a bandaid fix. Eventually, we need to replace the flooring on the balcony and reinforce the subfloor. Someday, I think it would be fun to tile this area, but who knows what the future will bring. For now, I’m enjoying it as is and am pretty smitten with the little retreat I’ve created. I just love how secluded our home feels.

Bedroom Balcony Reveal - roomfortuesday.com I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! Are you into this bright space? What do you think of the painted brick? It’s amazing how transformative paint, lighting, and furnishings can be. It was really an easy update that drastically changed the look of the space.

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  • Reply
    Colleen
    June 12, 2019 at 5:23 am

    Ooh la la! What a gorgeous space 😍 totally love it. It feels like an outdoor retreat for sure and I would definitely have a tough time dragging myself away from this lovely balcony. It feels so serene and spa like……dreamy. Wow!

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      Sarah
      June 12, 2019 at 9:45 am

      Thanks so much Colleen! I really love it out there. It’s definitely tough to leave. Haha! xo

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    Peggi
    June 12, 2019 at 6:18 am

    Dreamy indeed! I love everything. Even if you didn’t want the privacy, I think the curtains were a must. I am a devout color person, but I prefer my outside spaces in black and white; it feels so fresh. All the details are smashing- that side table and trivet?! What talented, lovely friends. I love the business and lounge zones…aptly modeled by Cash and Crosby. That maple tree is special; crazy that it will survive a Utah winter! I was thinking “no” to the pruning, but the drone pictures might make me change my mind. Speaking of which, I’m such an old lady, my first thought was that you must have a friendly neighbor who let you take pictures from their balcony.😁 Those photos definitely add a fun perspective. Super job, as always!

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      Sarah
      June 12, 2019 at 9:50 am

      Thanks Peggi! I’m really excited about the tree. I picked it up at my local greenhouse yesterday, showed them photos of the space, and that’s what they recommended. Hopefully it will be happy up there and I can keep it alive! :)

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    Marty
    June 12, 2019 at 6:59 am

    I love it all, what a fabulous space to enjoy. I love how secluded it feels and so private. Great shots with the drone too, I love that.

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      Sarah
      June 12, 2019 at 9:50 am

      Thanks Marty! The drone shots were so fun. I’m lucky to have talented friends who could help with that :)

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    Kathy
    June 12, 2019 at 7:21 am

    It turned out fantastic – not that I expected anything else. Everything looks great and I, too, am envious of your landscaping, especially those peonies .

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      Sarah
      June 12, 2019 at 9:51 am

      Aw thanks Kathy! We seriously lucked out with the landscaping. I feel like I discover a new surprise every week! Someone seriously put a lot of thought and planning into the backyard and I certainly appreciate it.

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    Joan
    June 12, 2019 at 8:03 am

    I love it! Makes me want a 2 story so I can have a balcony.

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      Sarah
      June 12, 2019 at 9:52 am

      It’s really a fun space! I love our outdoor areas at this house- we totally lucked out.

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    Melanie T
    June 12, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Sarah, I love what you have created. Being on the west side you will benefit from sun protection in the morning, so enjoying your breakfast and screen time without sun glare is perfect! Not to mention the peace and quiet of being in the treetops and watching the birds flit around and hearing them sing on the morning! It looks like a meditative Valhalla!

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      Sarah
      June 12, 2019 at 9:53 am

      Thanks Melanie! It really doesn’t get super sunny, so it’s pretty perfect (and glare-free). I love being in the treetops with a great view. I still can’t believe this is our house- I feel incredibly lucky and happy here.

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    calcandide
    June 12, 2019 at 9:14 am

    It’s beautiful, and inspiring as always!

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      Sarah
      June 12, 2019 at 9:53 am

      Thank you so much!!

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    Jessica
    June 12, 2019 at 10:54 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE how the space turned out! I’m sure it’ll look great either way but my vote is to leave the tree natural! I love how fluffy it looks!

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      Sarah
      June 12, 2019 at 11:05 am

      Thanks Jessica! I’m kind of digging the fluffy tree too. If anything- I just trim up the bottom branches a little :) xox

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    Shelley
    June 12, 2019 at 10:56 am

    It is stunning!!! Love your furnishing choices. And the painted brick just makes me want to paint our house even more!

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      Sarah
      June 12, 2019 at 11:05 am

      Thank you Shelley! I’m really digging the painted brick.

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    Ardith
    June 12, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    What a sweet slice of outdoor nirvana! It’s a tribute to your and Emmett’s work ethic that you manage to pull yourselves away from it each morning. The balcony is the perfect way to start and end the day. Hmm, I wonder if I can build a balcony on our one story cottage, ha. Cheers, Ardith

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      Sarah
      June 13, 2019 at 8:34 am

      Thank you so much!! I really have enjoyed spending time out here in the two weeks since finishing the space :)

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    Laura
    June 13, 2019 at 7:08 am

    What a beautiful space!! Love everything about it. Where did the black basket come from that the tree is sitting in?

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      Sarah
      June 13, 2019 at 8:39 am

      Thanks so much, Laura! The basket was from World Market about 8 years ago. I wish I had a link, but they haven’t made it for awhile. xo

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    Lynn
    June 13, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Hi Sarah. I have a similar patio space and this look is perfect. Thanks so much for the inspiration! SO pretty. Hey girl, I was wondering about mosquitoes on that balcony (they love me, too). I installed a small white flush ceiling fan (no light…’cause…yuck) and turn it on during summer. The breeze works perfectly and no chemicals, so bonus. Love your work so much. XO

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      Sarah
      June 13, 2019 at 9:55 am

      Thank you so much, Lynn! We definitely want to add a ceiling fan once we rebuild the space! There isn’t electrical ran in the ceiling portion right now, otherwise- I definitely would’ve done that. We had a fan under our previous pergola in our old backyard and it worked wonders for keeping the bugs away. Thanks for the suggestion :) xox

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    Julie S
    June 13, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Well I just love it. Super calming, though I’m kind of wishing for a seagrass-look outdoor rug for a smidgen of natural color. Master retreats are the best – I think I love the idea of a private outdoor spot as much as the actual design of the space! In our last house which was TINY (1100 ft) but with a big yard, we had a space accessed outside the third, unfinished, potential master bedroom that was basically a private courtyard. We ended up moving and renovating the house as a rental and never did get to enjoy the courtyard, and I still miss it! There’s not such a spot adjoining our current master, at least not easily.

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      Sarah
      June 13, 2019 at 2:22 pm

      Thank you, Julie! This is the first time I’ve had an outdoor area off of the master bedroom… it’s actually the first time I’ve ever had a master suite (with a BATH). I feel like I live in a palace lately. Haha! I’m absolutely loving the entire setup and I’m so happy to hear you are too :) xox

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    Anne H
    June 13, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Love, love, love everything about your sweet little “treehouse”, Sarah! I think the tree pruned would look so chic. Maybe add a smaller, more “wild” plant to balance it from looking too stark? Cannot wait to see your kitchen!!

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      Sarah
      June 13, 2019 at 2:23 pm

      Thanks so much, Anne! I love that you call it a “treehouse”… it definitely feels secluded up amongst the trees and greenery. I think I might prune the lower half of the tree. I also love your idea of adding a more organic looking plant. I’m pretty sure there is no such thing as too much greenery.

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    Jessica
    June 13, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Hi Sarah!
    I love it! But I love everything you do, it’s always so sophisticated, beautiful
    and super cool! It’s so much fun to watch you guys transform another house! I love the planter you got from Ballard!! Can I ask what size you got? I was thinking of getting some too but the reviews say they are really big, what do you think? Thanks!!!

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      Sarah
      June 14, 2019 at 8:53 am

      Aw thank you so much Jessica! I really appreciate that. I got the small planter- I absolutely love it! Hope this helps :) xo

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