Thursday, April 23, 2009

Before Redesign- Nicole & Tristan's Balcony

Nicole & Tristan submitted their balcony space for a redesign with Fresh Nest.  What a perfect time to work outside, right?!  They live in an apartment so I will keep that in mind as I'm doing the redesign.  Below are their answers to questions that help me redesign their balcony for them. 

Balcony Before Redesign Balcony Before Redesign

What are your favorite design store/home décor stores? They can be brick and mortar stores or online stores.

  • We don't really know home decor stores (this is probably evident in our lack of ability to design our house decor).  We found a great store called dig a few months ago.  They had so much great garden stuff!

What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?

  • Portlanders, self-reliant, creative

What is the most important thing you’d like done with the space?

  • Bike storage (2 adult bikes, 2 children's bikes) - needs to be accessible because we like to ride our bikes and Tristan rides to work everyday, outdoor toy storage space, potted plants (lots).

What are the dimensions of your balcony?

  • 12 feet by 62 inches with a 42.5 inch partial wall.  About 8 feet tall from floor to ceiling.

What are two of your favorite colors?

  • Warm browns, blues (nothing too intense)

What are two of your least favorite colors?

  • Bright colors - green and yellow especially (although we like warm or subtle versions of these colors - mint, cream...)

Is there anything else you’d like to share with us?

  • We are excited to see plants growing & go harvest produce out on our balcony!  My son likes to see the trains go by (and I like to have the sun come into the house) so we wouldn't like it to be totally enclosed with plants.  Can't wait to see what you can do!  We can hang some things from the "ceiling," which is the floor of the upstairs balcony.

Be sure to check back Monday to look at the redesign.  Do you have ideas that you think would work?  Feel free to share them in the comments below.


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