When strolling down the streets of Milan, I was pleasantly surprised by the omnipresence of greens! Of course the upcoming Urban Jungle Bloggers topic was in the back of my head: balconies & window sills, so I guess I was a little obsessed… So if you're looking for some last minute inspiration, look no further 😉
One of the design showrooms in the Brera district was covered in greens (and a hint of yellow from the #blago2014 ladies):
I didn't really get the purpose of ceramic Italian coffee pots and espresso cups for your plants, but well… it looked kinda cute:
More green balconies and notice:
This Italian chef enjoyed his break in the green patio featuring a variety of Italian vases and random planters:
You cannot go wrong with palm trees in my book. I loved these, they look so proud:
And of course I spotted some fresh lemons that reminded me of the ones in Corsica. I brought one home and used it for the sugar free lemon muffins that I baked the other day… even though they looked more like flat cookies, they tasted pretty good.
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10 thoughts on “Green Balconies in Milan”
Everything looks so much better with plants in my opinion, but then again a sunny day makes everything look fabulous!
The picture looking up with the flags, my favorite of all :)
Thanks Giova! I think it's my favorite too ;) It was so good to soak up the sunshine, you're absolutely right: it makes everything look great!
That is quite a surprise! I've only been once to Milan many years ago and remembered a lot of buildings, roads, a boiling heat and hardly any greens. Seems like the city is changing or I have only been stuck in the wrong part of the town back then:-)
I think you should go back Igor! Several people (Italians included!) told me Milan was industrial, grey, very urban. And I could see why, but it also depends on how you look, where you go and I think spring time is particularly green too ;). See you there at the next Salone!
Thank you so much Judith for this post! Most of the people who go to Milan keep the souvenir Igor has :-( Milan is a difficult city to discover, very secret and milaneses keep it secret on purpose sometimes … these pictures show the other part of the city. And those balcony are my favourite ones. One day I know I'll have one of these on my own ;-) xx
That's what I've been told: during Design Week many patios and buildings open up to the public. You get a unique peek behind the scenes and I loved that! Spring time is also particularly green, it's just lovely! I'm looking forward to sharing a drink on your Milanese balcony soon, Ilaria ;)
Thanks Judith, I really enjoyed looking at all of that green and I would love to see the set up of that terrace in the first image. The cobblestones are the perfect touch too I have to say… oh Italy how I love thee. Look forward to UBC tomorrow. xx
Thanks Mel! Me too, I was curious to see it up close. But some parts of Milan are very secret ;) I'm not sure it would look as fabulous as your balcony a.k.a. deck though! Thanks for sharing it! xx
stunning. I don't remember Milan to be that green :)
Thanks Petra! Maybe it's because it is spring time?