One of the approximate 10,476 reasons why I love Paris is the collection of beautiful flower boxes that dress up the already gorgeous windows. Not every building has them, but most of the hotels and fancy residential buildings don these colorful, perfectly manicured, tiny gardens. I don't see them very often around Chicago and I googled 'NYC flower boxes' and hardly anything came up... so I am thinking this a Parisian and suburban Stepford wife thing.
I love the bold, monochromatic coloring of these arrangements.
I plan on placing several flower boxes on my back deck to add color to otherwise entirely wooden structure. These balconies are all smaller than my deck and none of them have wooden railings, but they paint a good picture of what I'm after.
The pinks, reds, greens, and white iron are perfectly pretty and remind me of the Domino book cover.
Not a huge fan of plastic boxes but I love how lush this small balcony is. And it has fun string lights which I also plan on adding to my space.
Not exactly flower boxes but you get the idea. It's amazing how a few plants can take something concrete and metal and make it natural and beautiful. Also love the white panel curtain. Can't you just imagine being on the other side of it and having it blown into the room with a warm summer breeze?
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As of right now I am on a the hunt for rounded, wrought-iron style like this. I saw something at Home Depot for $20 but it had heart swirls in the middle, and I'm not much of a heart girl. I prefer the classic look above.
Although Ikea's Olstig flower box in galvanized steel would be equally charming and much more budget-friendly at only $14.99 a pop.
I'll reveal the full plan for the back deck tomorrow so stay tuned!
Any of you own flower boxes? I've never managed to keep a plant alive so I'm a bit nervous about this project but insist on following through with it regardless. Any suggestions for types of flowers that can be easily taken care of?