Summer Home Tour 2021 | Part II


Even though summer hasn’t officially arrived just yet, the feel is totally in the air. The temp has been in the 90’s most of this week and I’ve been swatting mosquitos like crazy. Sounds like summer right?! And with summer comes new summer home tour!

So once again, I’m very honored to be joining my friend, Marty from the A Stroll Thur Life and so many other talented bloggers for Part II of our summer home tour. Did you happen to miss Part I? No worries – you can find it HERE. And if you are visiting from Cassie Bustamante, welcome and I’m so glad you stopped by!

This summer home tour is of a place that’s not inside our house – but it’s an area that we live in all summer long! So having said that, let’s start the tour off with a visit to our backyard lounge area. This post may contain affiliate links.

Summer Backyard Lounge Area

I’ve shared our backyard lounge area with you over the past two years, but never like this before. On this year’s summer home tour, I’m giving you an early morning view of our backyard deck. And it just so happens that I was able to catch our lilac bushes all in bloom as well!

Outdoor deck lounge area with bench and side chairs and black ottomans and lilac in bloom

Morning is one of our favorite times of day to enjoy this outdoor lounge area – especially for Chris and I. We each make a warm cup of coffee and then make our way outside.

This is where we can enjoy the comfortable cool temps of the day before the afternoon heat arrives. And when we can actually sit and talk because the boys are still sleeping. 🙂

Outdoor deck lounge area with bench outdoor pillows and lilac in bloom

The Best Seat – Out of the House

Even though our bench and side chairs are a couple of years old, they’re holding up well. And we’re still finding them soooo comfortable for lounging!

I did however, want a new outdoor rug this year. And I knew my rug color choice would dictate my color choices for all the other outdoor accessories. So when I found this reversible navy/gray striped rug, I grabbed it up!

Outdoor deck lounge area with bench and side chairs and black ottomans and lilac in bloom

The navy side is super pretty so I was going to pick it and then accessorize with navy. But then the gray side really grabbed me and I decided to let that side ride. Maybe next year it will get flipped! 🙂

Outdoor deck lounge area with bench and side chairs and black ottomans and lilac in bloom

So once gray was decided, I started looking around for some new outdoor pillows. I found these lovely woven textured light gray pillow covers and immediately knew they would be great!

Outdoor deck lounge area with bench and lilac in bloom

Then I stumbled upon some reversible striped pillows and I was like – jackpot! You mean, I can have one pillow with two different styles of black and white stripes? Oh yea!

Outdoor deck lounge area with bench outdoor striped pillows and lilac in bloom

The Outdoor Lounge Area Florals

Unfortunately, the beautiful lilac blooms won’t last all summer so I put together a couple of planters with summer flowers to enjoy near our seats. I first mentioned these gorgeous supertunia silverberry flowers in Part I of our front porch summer home tour. They were just so pretty, I had to have some on the back deck too. 🙂

Outdoor deck lounge area with bench and side chairs flower planter and lilac in bloom

But of course, nothing beats beautiful lilac in bloom! The color, the sweet scent, I wish so badly they would bloom all summer long. Even Charlie can’t get enough of that sweet floral! 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this outdoor tour of our home. Like I mentioned before, this room may not be inside our home, but it’s where we like to live all summer long. In the mornings with coffee and good conversation, catching a quick lunch or enjoying the sunset after a long day. 🙂

LOUNGE AREA SOURCES: Reversible Rug | Bench (similar) | Side Chairs (similar) | Coffee Table (similar) | Black Ottomans (similar) | Light Gray Pillows | Reversible Striped Pillows | Black Pot | Striped Pot | Oversized Black Planters |

Front Porch with Summer Touches

The front porch is all decorated for summer as well with simple touches of navy blue and lots of ferns!

If you would like to see the full summer front porch home tour, click HERE.

Kitchen with a few Summer Additions

The kitchen stayed pretty simple this year for summer with just a few new additions – which mostly are peonies! 🙂

If you would like to see the full summer kitchen home tour, click HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I love showing you around our home. Speaking of homes, now it’s time for you to visit Making it in the Mountains. Be sure to stop by and see how Kristi decorated for summer. And then don’t miss out on any of these pretty home tours happening later this week! Here’s a complete daily line-up with links for you…

Monday’s Lineup

A Stroll Thru LifeWorthing CourtA Pretty LifePink Peppermint Design StoneGableHymns & Verses

Tuesday’s Lineup

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Wednesday’s Lineup

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Thursday’s Lineup

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Friday’s Lineup

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  1. What a great place to spend the summer nights with friends and family! Or just reading quietly alone- every mom’s fantasy! And your lilac bushes- OH MAN! They’re such a favorite of mine!

  2. What a gorgeous outdoor room you’ve created! The lilac is beautiful too, no wonder Charlie likes to sit in that corner, I’ll bet it smells amazing!!

  3. I love being outside and your backyard deck is the perfect spot to be. I love those pillows and the new rug too. Those Lilacs are truly amazing. What a special treat and the smell has to be heavenly. Thanks so much for joining the tour again this season, your home is always such a favorite place to visit.

  4. What a refreshing space! 😍 We’ve also had 90 temperatures all week long, but hey, I’m enjoying them. Those lilacs are gorgeous and so it’s your Charlie!

  5. The lilac blooms are a gorgeous background for your lovely patio set up. Love the pillows. Clean and classic and chic!

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