A balcony can bring a bit of crisp fall air into your living space, and the balconies at the new condos at The Hayworth give you the chance to live alfresco in style. With design visionaries like Jonathan Adler and antique and outdoor decor specialists like Mecox Gardens right in the neighborhood, crafting an exquisite outdoor space for your Upper East Side condominium will be a fun adventure.
Elizabeth Stamp of Architectural Digest has thoroughly explored what works best in an urban outdoor space from a design perspective. Her ideas include installing built-in seating to maximize square footage and adding planters to create a garden. She suggests that designers “add some herbs, to make your balcony smell as good as it looks.” Stamp also points out that the pattern and color of an outdoor rug can make the space even homier.
At Jonathan Adler, you can choose an outdoor planter that functions not only as a home for greenery but also as a sculptural object. The Dora Maar Planter is inspired by the face of Picasso’s longtime partner and muse and will give your balcony space the feel of a gallery. The Milano Square Tray will add a splash of elegance and color; plus, it makes a perfect companion to the Jacques Bar Cart, which, thanks to its wheels, can start a party inside or out.
Transform your balcony to an outdoor dining experience in the Italian countryside with pieces from neighborhood favorite Mecox Gardens. The Teak Farm Table will allow you to host grand dinner parties in your private outdoor oasis, and the evocative Sevilla Bubbler Fountain will transport you and your guests to another time and place. To create the ideal spot for reading and relaxing outdoors, get a pair of Flo Lounge Chairs. Then head to Laytner’s Linen and Home for a 100% Merino Wool Reversible Throw to keep you warm and cozy even on those chilly November afternoons.
For all the finishing touches, Gracious Home is a favorite Upper East Side spot for finding lighting and accessories with the perfect balance of form and function. Their Dash & Albert C3 Herringbone Shale Indoor/Outdoor Rug will make your balcony your new favorite place to rest your feet. The RabLabs Kivita Coasters are as beautiful as they are useful, and a set of iittala Kastehelmi tea lights will create a romantic effect for dining or drinking outside well into the evening. The twinkling candles will complement the lights of the skyline and delineate your sanctuary between the city and the stars.