Picture a living room that flows into a colorful, wide-open double terrace, and you'll soon see what Lieve Saether with Turnstyle Interior Design has created. Designed for a couple and their college-bound kid, this stylish outdoor space includes a blue-spotted upholstered bench, a large brown coffee table and an area rug that resembles a watercolor painting.
From the upper terrace, a quaint limestone path and steps slips beneath the canopy of large existing trees to an urban shade garden featuring magnificent globe boxwood clusters, Oakleaf hydrangeas, perennials, and groundcover. The path leads past a bubbler fountain centered on the window of the workout room.
Set atop a quintessential Upper West Side landmark, this newly constructed full-floor duplex showcases an expansive wraparound terrace with plenty of outdoor seating for hosting cocktails and dinner parties.
This modern Malibu terrace is steps from the beach, separated from the master bedroom by a glass wall with a broad sliding panel. A spiral staircase leads to an upper terrace. Clean lines and neutral colors are crisp and modern, keeping the emphasis on the breathtaking views.
This Upper East Side New York City terrace is the ultimate outdoor living. A contemporary wood-and-glass pergola covers the long dining table, which enjoys prime seating for the flatscreen TV. An open outdoor seating area is surrounded by a lush garden and has stunning views of Manhattan.
Picnics aren't just for parks and other pastoral settings. Just because you live in an apartment doesn't mean you can't host a high-end picnic on a balcony or terrace. Take advantage of the light and green surroundings and echo those features in your tablescape. Here trend expert Nancy Fire sets the scene for a Cast Shadows-themed urban picnic at her home in New York City.