Studio 11's Coconut Lounge Brings Summer to New York

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Stacy Garcia Studio 11 Summer in NY Coconut Lounge
Coconut Lounge W Downtown. Photo by Marc Richardson

As much as we try to get excited for a change into the cooler seasons, we all know how much we still crave those warm summer days…especially if you’re a New Yorker. But it’s not only the radiant sunshine that we miss, it’s the sense of comfort these days bring us where we can relax, kick our feet up and enjoy the seemingly never ending day. Luckily Studio11 and their brand identity development component, Brand Society, is bringing the tropics to NYC this winter with Coconut Lounge at W New York Downtown.Studio 11 Design’s  helped with the development of the concept Read about the space below!

Coconut Lounge Studio 11 W Downtown Stacy Garcia
Coconut Lounge W Downtown NYC Photo by Marcus Richardson

A tropical takeover on the W Downtown hotel’s terrace, The Coconut Lounge,’ is designed to encapsulate a playful paradise. Drawing inspiration from the lively atmosphere of summer in the concrete jungle, the transformed terrace will feature a menu of large-format and themed cocktails served under a canopy of twinkling lights with skyline views through until December 2019.

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Coconut Lounge W Downtown NYC Photo by Marcus Richardson

Lending their knack for creating a layered narrative to the fifth floor terrace, Dallas-based firm Studio 11 Design was tapped to oversee the transformation. The designers’ intent was to create a vibrant space with discoveries around every corner and thoughtful seating in surprising settings. Cozy nooks for relaxing and taking in the views include a pair of oversized pink rattan thrones and moveable tree stump stools nestled behind leafy palms.

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Coconut Lounge W Downtown NYC Photo by Marcus Richardson

The focal point of ‘The Coconut Lounge’ is a 12-person cabana entangled in tropical flora. Hand-painted palms and a soft carpet in verdant shades of green create vacation vibes for all who wander in. After enjoying a cocktail at the bar, guests can explore and interact with whimsical decor elements dotted throughout the space. Gigantic flowers can be plucked for size-bending selfies and colossal banana leaves sprout from every corner for a game of hide-and-seek.

stacy garcia coconut lounge studio 11 W downtown NYC
Coconut Lounge W Downtown NYC Photo by Marcus Richardson

Throughout the space, fairy lights and pendant lighting masked in leafy orbs will cast a warm glow on gatherings, casual meet ups, and corporate events. Through the end of the year, the space will host a slew of musical performances, art openings, and fitness classes open to the public. ‘The Coconut Lounge’ will be bookable for exclusive use.

Designer Stacy Garcia
Designer Stacy Garcia focuses on patterns for hospitality and home.

Meet Stacy.

A leader in design, Stacy Garcia has built a global lifestyle brand featuring products with personality. Her designs aim to be inviting and add to the sense of well-being to all who enter a hotel or home.

Stacy strives to inspire designers and design-minded individuals to create distinctive environments that have a positive impact on others. Noted for her bold color combinations and unexpected designs, Stacy Garcia remains a leading innovator in the industry.

The Foundation

Stacy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Surface Pattern Design from New York’s prestigious Syracuse University and studied Textile Design at Central St. Martins in London.

She began her professional career selecting color palettes and assisting in design and showroom development for Ralph Lauren’s Home Collection “I learned about the art of licensing and lifestyle from one of the masters in the retail world,” says Stacy of this pivotal experience.

Following her work with the iconic brand, Stacy was hired as Senior Designer for Richloom Contract Fabrics, where she directed the textile and pattern design collections for their hospitality division.

Blazes Own Trail

At age 26, Stacy decided to strike out on her own and founded LebaTex, a commercial textile supplier, named after her Great-grandmother, Leba. In 2004, she created the global lifestyle brand, Stacy Garcia. Both companies are headquartered in New York. Today, the Stacy Garcia design house produces designs for textiles, carpeting, wallcoverings, furniture, lighting, pillows and mosaics.

Stacy Garcia offers a complete design story in the hospitality industry. Stacy Garcia branded products can be found in five-star hotels, resorts and residences across the world.

At Home in the World

Taking a global perspective on design comes naturally to Stacy. She was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, to parents who she says, “Spent a little too much time following the Grateful Dead on a motorcycle.” A descendent of German, Russian and Polish immigrants, Stacy is the mother of three boys and a recently adopted Russian daughter, and enjoys traveling with her family.

Connecting Through Design

“At the end of day, design is about wanting to feel connected,” says Stacy. “It’s a form of communication – a language. If you are part of a tribe of people, you feel more connected. I’m inspired by the designers, manufacturers and individuals with whom I work; and I hope to empower others to have the confidence to make their own connections and creations – in design and in life.”

To learn more about Stacy Garcia, visit her blog, or website,

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