The outdoor spaces at both Kips Bay Decorator Show House and the Elle Décor Modern Life Concept House were surprisingly fun despite the non-stop rain last week. At Kips Bay, the courtyard yoga area from Greener by Design was a restful retreat.
The vertical walls of lettuce are delightful and delicious!
This driftwood sculpture is eye-catching.
The terrace areas at the Elle Décor Modern Life Concept House were packed with designs for the outdoor modernist. The space divider is dramatic and definitely discourages pigeons from landing on it! Design by Amy Kehoe and Todd Nickey.
There was a lot of buzz about the teak wing chair from Restoration Hardware. Classic style, modern interpretation.
Pops of bright color help to offset a gloomy day:
I think one measure of the success of an outdoor living space is how well it works in all kinds of weather. There spaces definitely delivered high style and visual interest under cloudy skies. I imagine they shine even brighter in the sun!