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Outdoor & Patio Ideas, Seasonal, Summer Inspiration July 19, 2019

Inspire Her Dream Home: Dani Austin’s new outdoor space

It’s officially summer: the season of cookouts, sunshine and outdoor gatherings. We decided to partner with Instagrammer and blogger Dani Austin to transform her patio into the ultimate outdoor oasis.

Dani Austin watering plant with dog.

When thinking of what she wanted for her patio, Austin reflected that her, her husband and their dog Hazel love lounging on the patio at the end of the day. She chose products like an outdoor heater to keep herself warm during the cool summer nights and an umbrella to block out the possibly harmful UV rays. Whether watching the sunset or chatting about their day, the couple often spend time on the patio around 7PM. “It’s our way to relax and connect together after a long day’s work,” Austin explained.

As a resident Texan, Austin loves to spend her time outdoors. “I love to run outside,” she said. “Give me a good trail and I’m good for hours.” Her favorite part about living in Dallas? Being close to family and friends, with her love for Tex-Mex being a close second. “You can catch me at Mi Cocina every Friday night with a margarita in my hand,” she said.

A Patio Fit For All Seasons in Texas

Wide view of patio featuring Ashley product.

For her patio (pictured above), Austin decided to remain minimal. Although her décor preferences change with current trends and styles, Austin said she always goes back to neutral tones of green and tan. Not only are these pieces fashionable, but functional for the outdoor elements and easy to maintain.

Now that her patio area is ready for visitors, Austin is excited to host parties and emphasized the newly furnished outdoor space as a party essential. Seating is a must for large outdoor gatherings, which is why Austin chose a three-piece set to fit all her guests. “I love hosting people over for movie (or) sport events on our patio,” she said. “It’s especially important to have enough seating for all your party peeps.”

Close up of furniture

We were so excited to have the opportunity to work with Dani and create an easy-breezy, inviting space for her guests come party time or a relaxing night with her husband. To learn more about our collaboration with her, check out our Instagram. You can also follow Dani Austin on Instagram and her blog.

Entertaining, Outdoor & Patio Ideas April 16, 2019

Patio Perfection with Big Green Egg

Patio Perfection Can Be Yours

Enter Ashley HomeStore’s Patio Perfection Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Large Big Green Egg, Custom Cooking Island and $1,500 worth of Ashley Outdoor Furniture.

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to get excited about enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. Ashley HomeStore is partnering with Big Green Egg and Dr. BBQ to help one lucky winner kick off this social grilling season in style. There’s more than one ideal outdoor living space, but no matter what yours looks like, we’re checking off a few boxes to make sure your patio is, well, perfection.

Home Accessories Ideas, How To, Outdoor & Patio Ideas April 3, 2019

10 Fabulous Porch Decorating Ideas

Do you have big porch decorating ideas, but a not so big actual porch? Just because your great outdoors is on the smaller side, don’t think you can’t turn it into an enticing outdoor getaway. No matter what size you have to work with, you can create the perfect backdrop for al fresco gatherings with well-chosen outdoor furniture and accessories. Here are a few ways to make the most of the porch or patio space you have.

Outdoor & Patio Ideas, Seasonal April 18, 2018

Benefits of Hammocking

It’s easier than you might think to swing into a better life. Sleeping in a hammock delivers impressive benefits that could revolutionize the way you think about sleep. Insomnia? A thing of the past for many who use hammocks. Aches and pains? Diminished considerably. Increased ability to concentrate? You guessed it, just another benefit regular users of hammocks report feeling.

Outdoor & Patio Ideas February 20, 2018

How to Style One Patio 3 Ways

Who says your outdoor furniture has to remain the same year-round? Switch up the look with accessories for each season, having fun with colors and textures. Don’t be afraid to mix solids with patterns and bring everything together with a stylish rug underfoot. Here’s our take on how to style one patio 3 ways.