When I saw this space, I instantly wanted to redo my patio. The Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City took a plain, otherwise industrial-looking, concrete space and turned it into an oasis. It’s stunning. With a little creativity, you could do the same.
Mix And Match Patio Furniture
I didn’t have a chance to check the brand on the metal plate behind the wicker furniture, but it wouldn’t have mattered. The wicker chairs were red, green and shades of brown. We sat on a teak sofa that was surrounded by bamboo chairs I have seen for sale inexpensively at stores in San Diego. Some tables also had stools in lieu of chairs. It is an awesome combination.
Planters Of All Shapes, Colors And Sizes
I wish I had the guts to do this. I tend to lean toward things that match, though I do need more plants to liven up my patio. The pots were tall, short, terracotta, black, silver and more. Some pots had river rock around the base of the plants. Because of the space, most of the plants on the terrace are indoor plants and I don’t remember any of them having flowers. Only in good weather do they retract the roof. Luckily, we were able to experience this. The vines on the roof are fake, but it didn’t bother me or take away from the ambiance.
Here’s one thing I do have: Chilewich placemats (above). I love, love, love them. And, these woven ones look stunning on the tables at the Gramercy Terrace. I use them indoors and outdoors. They wipe clean fairly easily and I can’t recommend them enough. I also wanted to give you a shot of the unbelievably delicious Birchermuesli. We ate breakfast here every morning.
More About The Gramercy Park Hotel
If you are looking for a luxury boutique hotel away from the hustle and bustle of New York City, the Gramercy Park Hotel is for you. It’s posh, conveniently-located and you’ll feel like a rock star by staying there. They even have a family package available. Read more about our stay there at Trekaroo, a site about travel with kids. The decor on the interior of the hotel is completely different than what you see on the Gramercy Terrace. It’s more bohemian chic.
You can gather great design ideas from hotels, and it’s my intention to share the ones I find. I renovated my house based on some ideas I took from hotel spas in Asia. On tap in the coming weeks is flower arrangements and then cool bathroom TVs.
*I received a complimentary night’s stay, a media rate for 4 nights, and the tickets in the family fun offer. However, I was not obligated to write about it on La Jolla Mom.