We recently completed an Italian inspired restaurant project and I was reminded of a wonderful two weeks spent in a villa in Tuscany. I live in a townhouse in the middle of the city so when it came time to design a garden on the roof this is the feeling I wanted to create for our outdoor living space.
“Travel and exploration is a way of life for me having grown up the son of a travel journalist. It fills my wanderlust and is often the inspiration behind my work – Patrick Sutton
1. Details matter. I love color and detail, especially in a garden. These glazed flower pots from Campania International added just the right amount pop to make the space interesting. campaniainternational.com
2. Form and function. When we designed our rooftop garden we continued the relaxed and elegant design to the kitchen by using brass and soft oak details. The Ferguson Newport kitchen faucet in satin brass was the perfect complement, providing a clean modern aesthetic with kitchen functionality. fergusonshowrooms.com
3. Tuscan inspiration. I first started using Palecek’s Jordan Chair when designing a Tuscan inspired restaurant because I found it effortlessly combines elegance with comfort. I borrowed some of those qualities when designing our garden. palecek.com
4. Comfort first. When choosing outdoor upholstery, I look for comfort first, especially when I am not trying to outdo the view. I love these Kashgar chairs and sofa from Seasonal Living. They work as a backdrop to whatever look you are going for and they are so comfy. seasonalliving.com
5. Lighten it up. Lighting helps achieve the atmosphere you are trying to convey. In the design of our Italian restaurant project, Tagliata, I found just the right mix of relaxed elegance in the Antibes chandelier from Currey and Co. curreycodealers.com