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A Shabby Manhattan Rooftop Is Transformed into a Tropical Terrace

Aired on 06/01/2001 | CC tv-pg
Pete and Halle would have loved to entertain guests on their Manhattan deck, but their initial attempt to create an inviting space for friends and family didn't pan out like they had hoped. Instead, the artificial turf lining the ground and the potted plants—which didn't survive the winter—were working against them.

Oprah sent over designer David Tutera to perform a minor miracle on their terrace, and in only a matter of hours he completely reinvented the drab patio. David's strategy focused on maximizing space and adding easy-to-maintain plants and ambient lighting to create a fun and welcoming environment.

Original airdate: June 1, 2001
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