8 Gorgeous City Gardens to Inspire You
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Secret Gardens1 of 9
No matter how small, no matter how simple, a garden or terrace can provide the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of city living. Get inspired by these dreamy urban oases from our friends at ELLE Decor.
Table It2 of 9
For the New York City townhouse of fashion designer Nanette Lepore and her family, Jonathan Adler designed a patio table custom made by Unicorn Art Studio set with Bisazza tiles. The garden was landscaped by Blue Angel Garden Design and is decorated with birdhouses by Adler.
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Made in the Shade3 of 9
At an 18th-century row house in the French city of Perpignan, the window grilles and a keystone are emblazoned with the monogram of the onetime owners, the family behind JOB-brand cigarette papers. The courtyard's rustic wood furniture provides a striking contrast to the home's ornate Victorian interior.
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Modern Mexican4 of 9
The two-story house owned by interior designer Leslie Tung and architect Gerard McCormack in the Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende features a tile-floored courtyard garden. The settee is by Casamidy, and the checkerboard stone-and-marble table was designed by Lis Bisgaard for Tung's shop, Mitu Atelier. The red walls were inspired by the colors of China's Forbidden City; landscape architect Alfonso Alarcon fashioned the cement fountain.
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Decked Out5 of 9
Architect Ellen Honigstock designed the terrace—as well as an industrial-style pergola inspired by the work of Jean Prouvé—for photographer Pieter Estersohn's penthouse on Manhattan's Gramercy Park. The teak armchairs are by Brown Jordan, and the tablecloth with Indian henna patterns is by Pomegranate.
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Going Green6 of 9
Interior and landscape designer Marcel Wolterinck framed the secluded garden of his home in the suburbs of Amsterdam with a pergola trained with wisteria; the sofa is by Jacques Pergay.
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Raise the Roof7 of 9
Rosita Missoni, director of the housewares range for her family's legendary fashion house, decorated the terrace of her Venetian weekend home—which boasts stunning views of the Bridge of Sighs and the island of San Giorgio Maggiore—with a colorful Missoni Home rug, floor cushion, and pouf.
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Hedge Your Bets8 of 9
Limestone finials by Authentic Provence are the centerpieces of a small, English-style garden created by landscape architect Kate Webster for the San Francisco home of interior designer Courtnay Daniels Haden. The small patch of lawn is enclosed by 40-year-old boxwood hedges.
Into the Woods9 of 9
Midcentury teak-and-cane furniture with cushions covered in Perennials fabrics fill the spacious terrace of the duplex apartment of Luigi Caiola and Sean McGill, designed by Fox-Nahem Associates, in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. The plantings are by garden designer Rebecca Cole.
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