Stacy Ling

Outdoor Living Space Home Tour

Since I love to garden, my outdoor living spaces are an extension of my gardens. I enjoy sitting outside among the pretty flowers. Do you have an outdoor living space you love? Come tour my summer outdoor living spaces...

Hello and welcome to the Summer Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop hosted by AnnMarie & Anne from Simply2Moms! If you’re visiting from Lana’s Greenhouse or if you just happened to stop by, I’m so glad you’re here.

I am joining some talented bloggers in a summer outdoor living spaces blog hop. Ever been on one before? They are really fun and provide lots of great decorating ideas from touring other people’s homes. We all have different decorating styles so there is much to see. Be sure to check out all of the outdoor living space inspiration at the end of this post.

Outdoor Living Space Home Tour

About My Outdoor Living Spaces

My two favorite outdoor living spaces right now are my deck and fire pit areas. I love hanging outside and both these spots are perfect for summer hangs. What I love most about them is they are warm, cozy and inviting with views of my backyard gardens.

My decorating style is garden-inspired, rustic farmhouse. As an avid gardener, I love to bring the outdoors in and decorate my home based on what’s going on outside. So it’s no surprise that my exterior spaces would be centered around my flower gardens. I love to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful blooms.

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Welcome to My Home!

As you walk up to my house, you’ll see expansive flower gardens. While not part of my outdoor living spaces per se, they add to the curb appeal of my home. Oftentimes, I’ll grab a seat and enjoy the views.

As you walk to my front door, you’ll be greeted by gorgeous perennial blooms in the front walk way garden. This garden has been a labor of love since adding onto our small 3 bedroom ranch home 15 years ago. And I love to sit on the front porch and enjoy the hard work that I put into this garden.

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But that’s enough of the front gardens, let’s hang out in the backyard where we love to relax and entertain our family and friends.

Welcome to My Backyard Garden!

As we head into the backyard, you’ll see the garden shed that I recently made-over. Directly in front of the shed is my vegetable garden where I am currently growing different tomato varieties, cucumbers, lettuce, celery, strawberries, zucchini, sweet peas, peppers, basil, cilantro and parsley.

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The Fire Pit Garden

The fire pit area is to the right when we walk into the backyard. This is one of our favorite spaces during the summer. We love to listen to good tunes, roast marshmallows and enjoy some good quality family time in front of a roaring bonfire.

We don’t always sit here with a fire though. Sometimes, we enjoy the view of the backyard gardens while sitting under the tree.

Outdoor Living Space Home Tour

Outdoor LIving Space Home Tour

Gardening for Hummingbirds

Outdoor Living Space Home Tour

Garden Shed Makeover

We recently added a bunch of solar lights to this area. I hung some solar lanterns on shephards hooks and strung solar string lights around the area to add ambiance and visibility.

Outdoor Summer Living Spaces Tour

Do you believe these are solar lights? They work really well. The lights turn on at dark and off in the morning. And they have a soft warm white glow too. I really love them.

To learn how to hang string lights in the garden when there is nothing to attach them to, click here.

Outdoor Living on the Deck

In addition to the fire pit area, we have a multi-tiered deck that houses both a dining area and living space with an outdoor fireplace. We are out here as much as we can during the warmer New Jersey months.

Outdoor Summer Living Spaces

I bring all of my houseplants outside to summer her on the deck. And I also plant several container gardens with lots of pretty summer flowers. This year’s color theme is pink.

Outdoor LIving Space Home Tour

Outdoor Living Space Home Tour

We probably spend the most time out here. Coffee in the morning, brunch a bit later, then dinner on the deck is the place to be. But it is even better at night when we turn on these gorgeous twinkle lights.

Outdoor Summer Living Spaces

The outdoor living room area is probably the least used outdoor living space. Not that we don’t enjoy sitting here, because we do. But we tend to sit at the dining table under the gazebo or the fire pit more often.

This deck is enjoyable mid-day when it is shaded by the trees. It offers a great view of the backyard gardens and is a great spot to read a book. We’ve had this wicker deck furniture for too long. I would love to update it with an outdoor sectional sofa. Maybe next year.

Outdoor Living Space Home Tour

Outdoor LIving Space Home Tour

Follow the Outdoor Summer Living Space Tour!

The Summer Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop continues with Kim from Shiplap and Shells. You can find links to all the inspiring outdoor spaces below!

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Stacy Ling

Stacy Ling is a master gardener who loves home decor and creating beautiful spaces. She provides easy-to-follow, easy-to-do garden, home decor, lifestyle & DIY inspo.

14 Comments

  1. Reply

    Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    June 22, 2020

    I love your outdoor living spaces Stacy! Especially your fire pit area!

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      admin

      June 22, 2020

      Thanks so much Kim! It’s so nice to have places to sit outside and enjoy the gardens! xoxo

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    rahrags

    June 22, 2020

    Stacy,
    Your tour is beautiful. I love your beautiful gardens.
    Rachel

    • Reply

      admin

      June 22, 2020

      Thank you so much Rachel! I’m glad you enjoyed the tour! I can’t wait to follow along with yours! xoxo

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    Cindy Richter

    June 22, 2020

    Your space is more than lovely but there’s no word that comes to mind! It’s so lush and peaceful. How in the world do it keep it so clean on the decks? I love it all.

    • Reply

      admin

      June 23, 2020

      Thank you Cindy!! It’s a chore – we have to blow them off weekly but it’s not too bad! Thank you so much for your kind words – I really appreciate it and am thrilled you stopped by! xoxo

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    Kelly Radcliff

    June 22, 2020

    Oh Stacy I loved your garden tour! That backyard fire pit with the Adirondacks is such a pretty area! I would never want to leave! I also am so intrigued by your shed makeover and can’t wait to see more!

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      admin

      June 23, 2020

      Thanks Kelly! I really appreciate that! I enjoyed blogging with you again! xoxo

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    Ann

    June 22, 2020

    Stacy this was all amazing. We have been trying to decide on a firepit we want for here in Maine and Vermont too honestly. And yours is exactly what I want for here in Maine. YES thanks so much my friend. It was so beautiful

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      admin

      June 23, 2020

      Thank you Ann! I can’t wait to see what you guys build! I love ours because it is tall enough where the dogs can’t get too close.xoxo

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    Simply2Moms

    June 22, 2020

    You’ve created so many beautiful areas in your yard Stacy. Thanks for joining our summer outdoor spaces blog hop.

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      admin

      June 23, 2020

      Thank you so much Ann and AnnMarie! I really appreciate you organizing it. GREAT JOB!!! xoxoxo

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    Kristin

    June 23, 2020

    What a calming space you have created! I could sit there for hours with a good book! Always love seeing your spaces and gathering inspiration from you, thanks for hopping along!

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      admin

      June 26, 2020

      Thank you Kristin!!! I’m so glad we toured together too!!! xoxo

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