I am excited to announce that I will be going to New York City at the end of this week! It has been some time since I have been to Manhattan and I look forward to sharing my favorite design spots with you all (up to the minute updates on my instagram @thepottedboxwood). In the spirit of heading to NYC, I have decided to share some urban Manhattan designs for the rest of this week.
Today, I want to focus on city terraces and rooftop gardens. Their chic simplicity can pack a powerful punch. The thing about small spaces is not to overdo the amount of landscape, but to place things in functional spaces and with aesthetically pleasing colors and tones. If you want seating, add pots, but be smart about the width. No one appreciates a cramped space, but everyone enjoys an intimate setting. These patios below show how cityscapes can be immaculately created and wonderfully fun for entertaining!
Oh, and one thing you will notice is lots of perfectly potted boxwoods.
A lush patio with gorgeous greenery on the terrace of the Manhattan duplex of Guido Palau. Photo source: Architectural Digest
Yellow strikes against this grass turf rooftop patio. Photo source: Lonny
Now this is garden from above. An urban outdoor space full of potted perfection. Photo source: NY Curbed
A spacious rooftop oasis complete with hedges and fantastic wooden furniture. Photo source: Architectural Digest
A tiered Manhattan rooftop garden with an organically cool approach to landscape design. Photo source: The A Estate
Guess why I like this the best? A perfect entertaining tablescape on a patio designed by Angus Wilkie and Len Morgan. Photo source: Architectural Digest