I AM TARA L. PAIGE!

I will be honest and say I never thought I would be back here. When I was a little girl, I did all things outdoors. When I say all things…I mean all things. I went hunting, fishing, chopped wood, gardened and more. Honestly, if there was something to do outside, I did it!

Then life happened!

The world is endless....

Growing up in the small city of Alexandria, Louisiana, was the first of many boundaries. Tara would cross over to build her own world of limitless opportunity. Chasing happiness professionally isn’t Tara’s only passion, while she also pours her heart into being a wife, mother and grandmother. She loves being the “famous mom” that all of her children brag about to their friends. Tara lives by simple values that start with being herself, loving herself best and being present in every moment of life. She loves all things frilly, furry and shiny along with being bold and fiery, as she enjoys living in the middle of it all.

“Don’t be afraid to live. There is no wrong way to live life, it’s just wrong not to live at all.”

Paige and her family moved into a new home last October. It’s a tree-filled, nine-acre property with patios in both the front and backyards and a sweeping view of the Texas landscape. As she started to search for inspiration for her outdoor living areas, she noticed a lack of Black representation. From HGTV shows to Pinterest posts, “I didn’t see anyone that looks like me,” she said. “My mother always told me, if you don’t find what you’re looking for, go ahead and create it. And I did.”


Paige and her family moved into a new home last October. It’s a tree-filled, nine-acre property with patios in both the front and backyards and a sweeping view of the Texas landscape. As she started to search for inspiration for her outdoor living areas, she noticed a lack of Black representation. From HGTV shows to Pinterest posts, “I didn’t see anyone that looks like me,” she said. “My mother always told me, if you don’t find what you’re looking for, go ahead and create it. And I did.”


Arguably, her success is largely attributable to her willingness to show up as her authentic self, embracing both her culture and racial identity. In a world that often tells Black women (overtly and subliminally) to assimilate and become something they’re not, Tara doubled down on authenticity. “I think I was able to grow the Facebook group and The Patio Chic by absolutely being my #blackgirlmagic, outside loving, southern belle entertaining, hardcore rap music listening, ATV riding, sitting by the fire pit drinking my wine, fun self. When you are simply yourself, your tribe will come.”


Tara L. Paige created a virtual haven for Black women to find inspiration for their patios, balconies, and outdoor spaces during the pandemic… but the community of 200,000 has become so much more.






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