I am thrilled to announce that I signed a lease for a pretty amazing apartment in Manhattan. Technically, I was not going to begin apartment hunting for another few months, I just happened to accompany a friend to an apartment viewing and next thing I know I am handing a check over to the realtor. I am not one to impulse purchase (okay, maybe I am) but this place has a doorman, laundry on every floor, a rooftop, a gym, a suana, a recreation room, a dishwasher, a ROOFTOP, a pool on the rooftop.. oh, and did I mention a rooftop? Every single time the realtor mentioned another amenity I could not contain myself, I said "Stop it, I cannot handle all of this excitement, I already said I would sign the lease!"
Besides all of the great things I just listed, what sold us was the terrace that comes with our apartment. It is a corner unit and the terrace literally wraps around the entire space, our outdoor terrace alone is larger than most apartments I've seen. Having outdoor space in NYC is something I have always dreamed of but never saw it as a reality unless I won the lotto. The dream is real and I cannot wait to design the space. This is going to be one beautiful summer.
|If you have the space, a corner sectional is the perfect outdoor seating arrangement.|
|Add texture by using greenery on the walls, and plenty of soft seating.|
|If your building allows it, build a canopy to protect you on the hottest summer days.|
|A table with a built in BBQ grill for all of your guests to cook their own meats and veggies? Yes please.|
|Incorporate lighting for better night time entertaining.|
My roommate is convinced that we can crane a hot tub jacuzzi onto the terrace. I'm in.
|A tree stump as a table base is absolute genius.|
My friend ordered a projector as soon as I suggested having outdoor movie nights.
|So apparently once your friends find out you have a terrace with a sick view, they all offer to help build furniture.|
We ordered an outdoor double chaise lounge, I can not wait to lay on it after a long day of designing.
|There will be plenty of dinner parties thrown this summer.|
This indoor outdoor living design by Kelly Wearstler has always been a favorite of mine, the woman can do no wrong.