Elle Decor Features Hollander Rooftop

If the past three years have taught us anything, it’s that private outdoor space—especially in major cities—is worth its weight in gold. So when interior designer Heather Wells began work on a Greenwich Village duplex penthouse to serve as a home-away-from home for a young St. Louis family, it became clear that the home needed to be spectacular, inside and out.

Enter landscape designer Stephen Eich of Hollander Design, who worked with Wells to transform a sprawling terrace just off the living room into a lush oasis that’s pitch-perfect for family gatherings and entertaining. Eich prioritized blush, peach, and purple hues in the plantings—a departure from the typical white-and-green New York City garden look—via agastache, lavender, and autumn joy sedum blooms, among others.