This post is sponsored by Pella
Soon after we moved in, I remember looking out our bedroom windows at a slanted roof (it was a bandaid-colored soft-ish covering) overlooking our property and thinking, “I wish we could go out here!” We haven’t talked about the new balcony off of our bedroom much, but the vision has slowly been coming to fruition over the last year, and we’re so close to tea on the terrace, I can taste it!
A big part of our bedroom renovation was transforming the windows to doors to access the future balcony. The bedroom doors are Pella Architect Series® Contemporary out-swinging doors. The craftsmanship is designed for durability, and they’re made from real wood — which to us means timeless beauty. We designed them to look like large, floor-to-ceiling windows, but being about to walk outside from our bedroom has been such a treat.
The balcony out here needs a little more work on the epoxy before we set it up, so it’s looking more and more like that will be a spring tea (ha!), but it doesn’t stop us from coming out here and admiring the exterior — landscaping and the house itself. Pella wood products can arrive in your choice of eleven beautiful stain colors or four paint colors. The low-maintenance exteriors are aluminum-clad, which means they resist chalking and fading and are available in 27 standard colors. We went with black, both for the interior and the exterior. Our exterior paint color (Benjamin Moore Graphite) is a few shades later so the doors and windows still pop beautifully! And to me, from the inside a black window or door frames the view outside like a painting.
We did a little walk through of our bedroom, closet, dining room and living room talking about a few ways 4 ways windows transformed our spaces so you can see them all in action!
It’s been such a joy to sit at my vanity in the closet every morning to get ready (a room that didn’t even exist before!). The large picture window provides a lot of light but is also outfitted with a high rated UV blocker so I’m not worried about furniture or floors or clothes fading.
A few other notes on the windows and doors: There are optional grilles which give the appearance of individual window panes, for that very traditional look we love. And the expansive glass within has already improved the energy efficiency in our house. Pella doors come with lots of stylish contemporary hardware and finishes. We went with Spiere Polished Nickel hardware for its classic modern look.
Any other questions you have about our windows or doors?! Happy to answer in the comments!
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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