Re­lax on the pa­tio with life­style guru Camille Styles.

AUSTIN LIFE­STYLE GURU CAMILLE STYLES RE­VEALS THE SE­CRETS BE­HIND HER SPRUCED-UP PA­TIO AND OUT­DOOR LIV­ING SPACE.

Austin Way - - CON­TENTS - BY MADDY HILL

When you’re the woman be­hind a pow­er­house brand, you need a place for an easy es­cape. In ad­di­tion to her role as owner and creative di­rec­tor of CamilleStyles.com, life­style ex­pert Camille Styles is test­ing recipes for her sec­ond book, ren­o­vat­ing her new head­quar­ters in a 100-yearold bun­ga­low in the heart of down­town, and plan­ning her sec­ond an­nual Get Healthy Get To­gether free fan event later this spring.

But she can leave it all be­hind, even if just for an hour, by step­ping out onto her peace­ful back pa­tio.

In­spired by her trav­els to Italy and the Mediter­ranean, Styles’s back­yard get­away is just as clean and pol­ished as the con­tent on her blog, with sim­ple lines and neu­tral col­ors. Floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows in the liv­ing area open up to a space made wel­com­ing by some well­cho­sen pieces from RH Out­door that invite you to stay a while: a low-slung Mar­bella teak sec­tional and cof­fee ta­bles, with a match­ing daybed out by the pool.

“We love a min­i­mal­ist de­sign that is still very warm,” says Styles, who ren­o­vated the ter­race and pool area last sum­mer af­ter liv­ing in her home for five

“PART OF THE REA­SON WE LOVE ALL THE NEU­TRAL COL­ORS IS TO LET THE BEAUTY OF NA­TURE COME THROUGH.” —CAMILLE STYLES

years. “We in­cor­po­rate a lot of neu­trals and love white and gray, but bring in wo­ven pil­lows and little touches of pat­tern and tex­ture. We like a serene color pal­ette, so it feels very re­lax­ing.”

Ceniza Lum­bar Pil­lows from The Ci­ti­zenry and rat­tan chairs from Ser­ena & Lily add an ex­otic flair to the min­i­mal­is­tic de­sign, but the most eye-catch­ing de­tails come in the form of jas­mine bloom­ing along the eaves of her roof and im­pec­ca­bly land­scaped shrub­bery.

“Part of the rea­son we love all the neu­tral col­ors is to let the beauty of na­ture come through,” says Styles. “We love hav­ing lush plants and flow­ers, let­ting the green plant life take cen­ter stage. My hus­band is al­ways plant­ing and prun­ing— it’s his week­end pas­sion.”

This pic­ture-per­fect space is an es­cape from the ev­ery­day for Styles’s fam­ily and friends, who paint the pa­tio with laugh­ter and joy dur­ing long sum­mer nights.

“My fa­vorite days of the sum­mer are when we have other fam­i­lies over, and we are out here swim­ming in the pool all day,” says Styles. “We throw food on the grill at night and make mar­gar­i­tas so it feels like a va­ca­tion in our own home.” Do­main North­side, 512-3420614; restora­tionhard­ware.com; the-ci­ti­zenry.com; ser­e­naan­dlily.com

Af­ter­noon de­light: Camille Styles re­laxes with a cock­tail pool­side on her RH Out­door Mar­bella Teak Daybed ($4,495).

CLOCK­WISE FROM LEFT: The sec­tional and cof­fee ta­bles two are pushed to­gether from RH 2ut­doorōs 0ar­bella Teak col­lec­tion make for an invit­ing area un­der the cov­ered pa­tio; fruit and trop­i­cal leaves are a nat­u­ral cen­ter­piece; RHōs Aegean Teak rec­tan­gu­lar ta­ble and match­ing arm­chairs are ideal for din­ing al fresco; a rat­tan chair from Ser­ena Lily and a fid­dle-leaf fig tree cre­ate a co]y nook.

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