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Transparent blinds for the balcony such as this, designed by Shabnam Gupta, which look like thick sheets of plastic but are made from scratch-resistant PVC, would be ideal to deal with torrential rains. They not only safeguard against all weather elements but allow light to pass freely.Find a designer to help you weather-proof your balcony
Eclectic sit-outRed, blue and white challenge the dark chestnut floor in this roofed sit-out at Parineeti Chopra’s Mumbai apartment. The dual-toned rug adds visual variety to the space and nature shines through at every level. The Orange Lane has chosen to envelope the space with greenery by lining the bottom ledge of the double-decker banister with tall trays of planters.Want to look at the rest of this comfy, quirky home?
The balcony has been designed as a casual, outdoor lounge that complements the living room and becomes an extension of it when needed. The dark wood flooring, custom seating and soft, recessed lighting contribute to creating a calming, vibrant space. Panels of glass installed under the railing run the length of the balcony, while the upper section is left open, covered just by the semi-transparent blinds. During hot spells or rains, these can be pulled down, keeping the seating area weatherproof.
8. Designed by: The Orange LaneThe balcony of this eclectic Mumbai home overlooks the sea in an unconventional fashion. The enclosed room has floor-to-ceiling glazing on two sides to offer broad views. Topped up with indoor plants, vintage torch lights and quirky furniture, this looks like a perfect space for curling up while having a cuppa.See more of this house here