After two days in New York we’ve been having a ton of fun. Last night was spent enjoying the summer weather and a rooftop party in Soho for the relaunch of Lonny. During the party I was enjoying some very cool outdoor spaces, and was inspired to think a little more about contemporary outdoor living and the latest feature these days – dark, black walls. While many outdoor spaces are defined by fences, brick walls and even glass, for an unexpected dose of glamour, black walls are making an appearance. Not only do they frame an outdoor space, but black walls add contrast to the bright pops of color normally found in outdoor decor. Whether you’re lining your outdoor seating with vibrant kilims, or laying out on a colorful reclining chair, black walls are the perfect backdrop to colorful outdoor furnishings and accessories that you want to pop!