Evergreens in custom ipe planters line this modern urban backyard and provide privacy from neighboring buildings. New York City fire code limits the amount of wood decking that can be used in terrace and roof design, so the designers turned this limitation into a design feature.
Serene Asian-Inspired Outdoor Space in New York City
A variety of paving materials, including limestone, ipe wood and blue beach stones, were used to fill the ground space in this New York City backyard, adding a sense of serenity and flow to an otherwise small and elongated area.
Urban Patio With Green Mesh Privacy Screen and Vibrant Fabrics
This New York City patio desperately needed privacy. Lifestyle blogger Anna Osgoodby’s budget-friendly solution was to attach an affordable (less than $50) mesh windscreen to her chain link fence using a bit of twine.
This home office features exposed brick and cement walls, a dead giveaway of its urban setting. Black metal floating shelves provide storage above a wall-to-wall desk and modern desk chair. A cherry red countertop adds a pop color to the spacious work station.
Outdoor living doesn't get more extraordinary than this: The penthouse comes complete with two massive, landscaped and irrigated terraces that offer panoramic views north, south, east and west with large entertaining spaces and a one-of-a-kind elevated planter system.
Modern Outdoor Urban Living Space With Wood Harvest Table
A Restoration Hardware outdoor table with seating for 12 provides a chic spot to take in the view from 23 stories above Los Angeles. Custom botanicals and potted plants add a lively pop of color to this 1,200-square-foot balcony.
This dining room's industrial-chic style is the perfect dinner party conversation starter. Designers paired a table with a thick slab top and a mechanical-inspired base with button-tufted chairs and a picnic-style bench.
Urban Patio With Dining Area and Hot Tub Featuring Brick Red Fabrics and Colorful Plants
In the backyard of a garden apartment, designer Elizabeth S. Vaughan worked to add personality, using items that are easy to take along in a move. “Clients love when we add garden oddities like the bronze rabbit lantern on the steps,” she says. Note, also, the varied container plantings and color-coordinated chair cushions and umbrella.
Urban Bedroom Features Varying Hues of Exposed Brick
The juxtaposition of red brick and dark brick creates striking architectural interest in this urban bedroom. The addition of white brightens the space, and the artwork above the bed ties the design together.
Gallery walls will always be timeless and classic, but interior designers continue to find new ways to decorate spaces above living room sofas. From flags and rugs to oversized art, many options are low cost and involve very little effort.
This chic outdoor space uses low-maintenance plants to create a small garden area. Bright yellow outdoor pillows and metal chairs add bold color to the space for a casual sitting area, and a wood wall adds privacy to this New York city hideaway.
Urban Patio With Wood Privacy Fence and Dark Brown Wicker Sectional
Rather than pay to remove the unsightly metal fence from her Chicago apartment patio, Erica Lugbill of Lugbill Designs covered it up with stained and pressure-treated lumber. The horizontal panels create privacy that the pre-existing metal fence didn’t offer. Red chairs provide a fun pop of color against the brown and gray tones of the patio.
Neutral Urban Open Plan Dining Area With Blue Chairs
The open concept design of this urban apartment easily connects the casual dining area with the kitchen. The corner placement of the charming round tulip table takes full advantage of the amazing city views.