Bright contemporary deck - 350 sq.ft.
Almost like magic, with the advent of warmer weather each spring, homeowner and designer Lisa Sterio gains an extra 350 square feet of living space thanks to her spacious deck. Her apartment – housed within a historic mansion that’s divided into three units – forms a horseshoe shape that surrounds the deck and gives it complete privacy. Mornings and evenings spent entertaining friends and family are even more secluded thanks to views of trees and ravines beyond. Comfortable seating, oversized planters, luxe accessories and even artwork on the aged brick wall bring an indoors-out sense to the deck, creating an elegant backdrop for dinner parties.
The extremely durable woven Barcelona table and chairs by Dedon are “the perfect white,” says homeowner Lisa Sterio. She brings the artwork out and hangs it on the brick wall whenever she’s outdoor entertaining. She also has oversized planters that are filled with PeeGee hydrangea standards, which bring dramatic height and lush greenery to the deck.