DIY Condo Balcony Makeover

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Runtime: 2:59
Release Date: June 16, 2014
Featuring: Joel Bray

Utilizing small spaces while living in the city is essential. Get balcony design ideas from our design editor Joel Bray and learn how he gave his small condo balcony an upscale, Manhattan-penthouse vibe. 

After living in his condo for two summers, Joel felt it was time to transform his concrete-heavy balcony into an urban city garden. He started with the floors and chose semi-permanent slate tiles in a grey-blue hue, which set the tone for the rest of the colours in the space. A trellis with a matching mirror, painted in Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue, divides the balcony from his neighbours, while an awning disguises the concrete ceiling. Other decorative features include a marble top table, which really elevates the space, a mini bar, a concrete urn and year-round cedar plants.   

  • Sources

    Slate tile, The Tile Store; cement board, lattice, cedars, pots, The Home Depot; lattice colour, Hague Blue (30), Farrow & Ball; canopy fabric, Sunbrella; sewing, Tonic Living; chairs, Bacon Basketware; table, L'Atelier, (416) 966-0200; urn, Elte; shrubs, Sheridan Nurseries; lantern, napkins, West Elm; drapery rods, planters, bar cart, Ikea; pitcher, HomeSense.

  • Credits

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
    Lynda Reeves

    DIRECTOR TV PRODUCTION & ONLINE VIDEO
    Sheri Graham Delagran

    DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
    Jason Stickley

    SENIOR PRODUCER
    Ryan Louis

    STYLIST
    Reiko Caron

    EDITOR
    Andrew Noddin

    WEB DEVELOPER
    Michael Kadis

    ONLINE DESIGNER
    Jessica Piekarski

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