About Us

Best Outdoor Patio Designer for the Texas Gulf Coast

As a three-time International Award Winning Designer  (See Awards and Recognition) for custom home decor and a life long resident of the Gulf Coast, we can create the patio or outdoor room that is truly stunning with innovative design details that will make your patio and outdoor room the place everyone wants to be.

 Virtual Patio Designs to coordinate all your patio and outdoor room decor 

We are to help you create a beautiful patio design.   Whether it is single outdoor cushion or outdoor pillow or a whole patio design.  We can guide you through the process. 
Shop from the comfort of your own home where you can coordinate all your patio and outdoor decor furnishings.  If you need us, we are here to develop  floor plans, elevations and digital mood boards based upon selections.  You will have confidence your purchases. 
It is shopping at your fingertips, designed to save you time and money.  We coordinate all your outdoor cushions, outdoor curtains, pillows, outdoor rugs and patio wall decor.  Renderings of selections are made to show you just how beautiful your patio will look with the selections made.
Our custom selections will truly elevate the design detail for your outdoor space far and above the big box store or discount on-line retailer.  

Not only do we offer patio decor that is expertly designed and manufactured, we also offer it at the best price and quality, since we are the designer and manufacturer. Would you like to know more? Schedule your free Discovery call 


The Riviera Outdoor Decor Difference

All our manufacturing and materials are sourced here in the United States at the studio of Riviera Outdoor Decor and carefully overseen for quality by our lead designer, Melissa Hammann.  

We do not subcontract to third party lowest price bidders.

 We are an authorized Sunbrella dealer and use Sunbrella fabric exclusively, as it is the gold standard for outdoor fabric. 
All our products carry the five year warranty for fabric by Sunbrella  along with the Riviera Outdoor Decor warranty for workmanship for sixty days on normal wear and tear. 
  •  Twenty years and over 2,000 successful designs along the Gulf Coast
  • Three time International Award Winning Designer and manufacturer, and numerous publications.  Please see 'Awards and Recognition'
  • Advanced training not only in design but Outdoor Living, complete with a Master's Degree
  • Lifelong experience living on the Gulf Coast.  Our products, tested  and sold in Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Rockport and South Padre Island, Texas are now available through our website.


 Your Patio and Outdoor Space will be the place family and friends will want to gather...

It is our mission to improve the quality of your day and family time by giving you an outdoor space and patio to rest, recharge, away from cell phones and computers because family time without distractions are memories to last forever. 





We invite you to scan our products for more detail.  Please be aware we are adding new products to our website weekly.




Meet Our Team of Professionals

We are a family owned boutique patio and outdoor living store located in Corpus Christi, Texas along the Texas Gulf Coast also known as the Texas Riviera.

Melissa Hammann- Owner Riviera Outdoor Decor, Corpus Christi


Melissa Hammann -  Lead designer and owner of Riviera Outdoor Decor

Melissa is a graduate of the New York School of Interior Design. She holds a Master of Science from Texas A&M, Magna Cum Laude; Bachelor of Business, Texas A&M, Finance and Accounting; Custom Home Furnishings Academy- 15 Certifications including Outdoor Living.

Melissa has been honored three times- 2018, 2019 and 2020, to have received the highly coveted and esteemed International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE)/Vision Magazine Award for Curtains and Draperies for both 2018, 2019 and 2020 (category to be announced)  It is the ‘Academy Awards’ for anyone in custom home decor design and fabrication. 

She is the Vice President for the Custom Home Decor Network,  former board member at large for the Window Coverings Association of America (WCAA)  and the Immediate Past President for the Window Coverings Association of America- Virtual Chapter.  She is also the Administrator for the Soft Furnishings and Upholstery Workroom- Network page of 1,400 members on Facebook.

Melissa started Riviera Decor almost twenty years ago followed by the specialty store of Riviera Outdoor Decor.  She held a previous career in education as a teacher and educational diagnostician.


Mark Hammann- Owner Riviera Outdoor Decor


Mark Hammann- Lead Engineer

Mark is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri with dual degrees in Chemical Engineering and System Science and Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude.

If something needs to be done that appears extremely difficult, requires precision and seems impossible, Mark is who we turn to.  We credit Mark for the engineering behind the wind-resistant outdoor curtains.



Julie Jones

Fabrication Specialist

Julie is an industry specialist to-the- trade with over 20 years of experience.  She has served on the Board for the WCAA and is well known for her attention to detail. 

Donna Johnson

Donna is an embroidery specialist exclusive to-the-trade and exclusive to Riviera Outdoor Decor for Outdoor Embroidery.  She is also a noted speaker for IWCE