Tour a Rustic New York Patio

Dan and Dasha Faires invite you to tour the stunning mini-garden outside their New York apartment.

Dan and Dasha

Dan Faires and his wife, Dasha, relocated from Arkansas to New York in search of greater opportunities for their design-focused minds. Though the switch from open acres to city was a tough adjustment, that didn't stop Dan and Dasha from turning their 375-square-foot apartment into a rustic space with a homey feel.

Two-Step Escape

The couple's shotgun-style apartment layout means entering the patio through their bedroom.

Outdoor Living

Dan and Dasha's vibrant patio is a great escape from the city and has enough space to entertain friends and family.

Just a Dash

Dasha's love of decorating and styling balances Dan's industrial style. She covered their custom-made table in chic table settings and added lots of greenery to add life to the outdoor space.


Dan is known for his rustic style using reclaimed materials and this beautiful dining table is no exception – the table is made up of old barn planks and galvanized pipes originally intended for plumbing.

Rustic Wall

Dan also built a partition wall out of reclaimed wood recovered from an old building.

Pretty Planters

Dan and Dasha painted terracotta pots black to fit in with their sleek outdoor room.

A Little Light

Dan strung lights along the exterior of the building and the fence, creating a warm glow at night.

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