Designing an Outside Oasis with At Home

Summertime and the living is easy and there is no easier living than living in your own patio oasis. Since our home remodel is about to kick off, the only area of our house worth putting effort into is the one that isn’t changing, the patio! My friends at At Home equipped me with a ton of options in their store to shake up our dining space and fill out our patio so we could serve up some summertime foods while lounging in our new set.


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True story, when we took career aptitude tests in Middle School my top career choice came back as a park ranger, so needless to say having a love for the outdoors is high on my character list, although ironically I hate camping, I’m more of a glamping type of girl. However, there’s something about making an outdoor space as livable as an indoor space that I’m innately drawn to.

When we dreamt up our dining area on the patio, I wanted something functional, light and comfortable, like our patio sitting area we created last year. I wanted to mimic the comfort and whimsy of that area while keeping the space functional. 

As you’re designing your space I like to think of it in two ways: 

One: invest in quality and transitional furniture pieces that you can repurpose season after season and make sure if they are going to have full weather exposure that the cushions are washable and the wood can be refinished. Which is why I love this set from At Home and you can choose from tons of cushion patterns to suit your outdoor style! 

Two: switch up your table settings with fun textiles! I love At Home’s array of pillows and even though these aren’t outdoor pillows, they definitely make the space more comfortable. I added some of my personal place settings to top the table with and plan on changing those out seasonally. 

Three: whip up some of our patio favorite appetizers like this heirloom tomato tart and this peach flatbread

I hope this inspires you to deck out your patio this season! If you’re looking for furniture to create your own patio oasis, check out our friends at At Home for everything you need to recreate this! 

Thanks for supporting the brands that Darling Down South partners on. Although there was a sponsored element to this post, all thoughts and opinions are our own. 

Author: Cynthia

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