Inviting Outdoor Patios

By on April 12, 2017

Enjoy the outdoors with friends on the patio

The cessation of April showers is sure to leave us with lush greenery complemented by a bounty of colorful flowers. As preparation for days of spring and summer sun, we’re providing you with tips and tricks to make your outdoor patio more inviting.

Crate & Barrel: Regatta Outdoor Collection

Much of our time spent with family and friends is focused around the table. Whether you prefer traditional or modern, this Regatta outdoor collection “cuts a clean, classic profile with a bold wide-slat design,” satisfying both styles. The dining table stands at seven feet in length, but inclusive of the leaf insert, extends nearly four additional feet; perfect for hosting an intimate garden party or a big, loving family. Choose from three styles of accompanying chairs – cushioned chair, mesh chair, or dining bench – and top off the environment with the exquisite console bar and rectangular umbrella.

The Regatta outdoor collection is truly unique, and it’s Grade A plantation-grown teak contributes to the airiness of the outdoors. You’ll never want to return inside after experiencing the quality and luxury of this patio set. To see for yourself, head over to Crate & Barrel at The Shops of Willow Bend.

Pottery Barn: Torrey All-Weather Wicker Collection

Outdoor sectionals have grown in popularity, and it isn’t hard to see why. When placed around a fire pit, the patio flat screen, or even a simple outdoor ottoman, it becomes ideal for social gatherings. If you’re in the market for the aforementioned space, look no further than Pottery Barn’s Torrey All-Weather Wicker collection.

Weather-proof and maintenance free, the Torrey sectional captures the “organic beauty of rattan,” and accented with just the right cushions, brings additional warmth and glow to your backyard landscape. This is truly a space Texans can use well into the fall to indulge in college football or cocktails and conversations in the fresh air. For more information or to purchase this set, visit Pottery Barn’s Galleria Dallas location.

Outdoor Accessories

Now that you have an idea of furniture, let’s talk about how to top off your outdoor patio with exceptional outdoor accessories – those final touches can make all the difference. For starters, an outdoor area rug can help to set the tone for a spa-like escape or a welcoming family space. Both above mentioned stores offer wonderful selections, from the Sachi Teal Stripe Rug (C&B) to the Peyton Synthetic Rug (PB).

Lighting is another detail that shouldn’t be overlooked; whether you’re adding a few candles, a standing lamp, or a string of lights, this is a feature that can really enhance your patio.

Lastly, a bit of décor can soothe your mind and help you relax. Imagine a one of a kind bird house, oversized planters or a fountain.


I am a Hockaday alum and graduate of Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN, where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. I am an aspiring writer and journalist, and, as an avid reader, I constantly exercise my imagination and whet my appetite for creativity. I am outgoing and personable, and I look forward to incorporating my innate enthusiasm for creativity into my work!

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