Special events planner David Tutera and Crate & Barrel turned a dreary rooftop deck into an amazing tropical retreat!
Makeover Your Rooftop Deck
If you want to cover your deck, try inexpensive straw mats.
Cover a simple bench in reed carpet for extra seating.
Use a round table in a small area—it takes up less space than a square one.
Lighting is everything—candlelit lanterns are illuminating and inexpensive.
Think drama—especially when you're planning a dinner party. Wrapping vines around an umbrella pole brings texture and magic.
Work with plants that take very hot, direct sunlight—exotic plants are great. To make a transformation happen fast, use plants that are almost full-grown.
Leave room for your view on a roof terrace—don't obstruct with large plants, furniture or umbrellas.
- Nabel's Nursery (New York)
- Crate & Barrel: www.crateandbarrel.com
Published on June 01, 2001