Outdoor living is a series on the blog that contains stylish outdoor living areas and sometimes al fresco table settings. It's about celebrating being outdoors all year round!
last week's space also had industrial chairs and a rustic farm table, but I wanted to show you that look in a completely different setting. This expansive terrace belongs to a duplex in the East Village in New York, owned by Alfredo Paredes, a chief executive at Ralph Lauren, and Brad Goldfarb of the cooking site The Recipe Grinder. With the help of architect Michael Neumann they renovated this penthouse (in the 1920s the building was a hospital) and created what can only be described as a beautiful home.
I like their al fresco table setting and I think the outdoor dining area has a good balance of rustic and industrial style, perhaps because of the colour of the vintage Tolix chairs, which blends in well. If it weren't for the surrounding buildings one would think this was a terrace somewhere out in the country - it looks so lush green!
Miguel Flores-Vianna for Architectural Digest, April 2012