Would you like to receive an email when I write a new blog post?

Outdoor Patio Summer Tour

My favorite place to entertain in our home is our backyard. Today I am sharing the four different entertaining areas on our outdoor patio. 

Outdoor Patio Summer cover

I just decided that summer is my favorite season. Spring this year was a bit unusual. And hard. So I choose summer. And today I am sharing a tour of our outdoor patio that I just styled for summer.

Outdoor Patio Entertaining

There are also a lot more outdoor patios by some of my blogging friends featured here on my blog. In fact, there are 21 more! Be sure to scroll down to see them all.

Outdoor Patio View

What I Love Most About Our Outdoor Patio

I love to entertain and I am pretty sure that is why we have four different entertaining areas on our back patio,

Yes, we have four entertaining areas. And this is what I love the most about our back patio.

If you look at the photo pictured above, the first area on the left is our outdoor kitchen, then we have our gathering place, then the vintage seating area, and last but not least, our outdoor dining room which is under the covered porch area.

Entertaining on the Backyard Patio

Why do we have so many different areas? 

Because when we entertain, I love that everyone can find a place to enjoy and visit. I also serve dinner in all of these different areas, just to mix it up a bit. Of course in the last three months, we have pretty much entertained with just our family.

We did host a dinner party for my family and a socially distant dinner party with some friends recently. It was so great to entertain and be with friends.

Even if we were ten feet apart.

The Outdoor Kitchen 

I love having an outdoor kitchen. We grill here at least three times a week (all year-round) and I love it when the boys sit at the counter and entertain me while I cook. When we have a party we often use this area as a bar or a buffet.

The kitchen has a green egg and a large barbecue. It also has one gas burner for cooking, a sink, an icemaker, and a refrigerator. 

It is pretty self-sufficient and I can easily cook a full dinner out here.

Outdoor Kitchen

The Back Patio Dining Area

This is our covered dining area. We eat out here year-round. It’s covered and if necessary, we can close the curtains. (Although we never do!)

Outdoor Patio Entertaining 1

This is such a great place to entertain. We have heaters in the ceiling and a wood fireplace if the weather is cold. This amazing table and chairs from Arhaus seat eight people so we frequently entertain and host dinner parties out here. Our family dinners are served out here almost every night.

Summer on the Patio

The Gathering Place

This area on the center of our back porch is what I call our gathering place. It’s right outside the french doors and we often sit out here for cocktails (on a nightly basis). Every once in a while I will look outside and see my husband or one of the boys reading in the rocking chair. Naps out here are common too.

The furniture is from the Hampton’s Collection at Arhaus. How amazing is that rocking chair?

This area is a wonderful place to just hang and relax.

Summer Backyard Patio

I styled this area for summer and I brought the pink outside to our back yard. I love this!

Summer Entertaining

I usually throw together some sort of appetizer and a charcuterie board is always well received!

Summer Outdoor Patio

I am trying to be healthy these days. So this assortment of fruit, nuts, and cheese is perfect for our family.

Summer Outdoor Patio

The Vintage Seating Area

Outdoor Patio Entertaining

I call this area the Vintage Seating Area because I purchased this vintage furniture for next to nothing and I still love it! I spent less than $100 for all three pieces and spray painted the rod iron furniture myself. You can see how the entire makeover in this blog post. Somehow I discovered that. these cushions from Pier One fit perfectly. That was a huge relief because I had assumed I would have to make the cushions myself.

Summer Outdoor Patio

This is such a quaint area to sit and have great conversations.

This view of the back of our home shows the four entertaining areas on our outdoor patio.

Back of the House

I am looking forward to the day when we can enjoy these outdoor patio areas again with some of our friends.

Outdoor Patio Entertaining 6

This week, some of my blogging friends and I are sharing our summer outdoor spaces. Just click on the links below the images to be taken to see their full posts.

The Happy Housie // My 100 Year Old Home // Modern Glam // Cassie Bustamante

Craftberry Bush // Joanna Anastasia // Life is Better at Home // Inspiration for Moms

Clean & Scentsible // Finding Silver Pennies // Grace in My Space // Maison de Cinq

Life is a Party // House by Hoff // Zevy Joy // Two Twenty One

Taryn Whiteaker // Maison de Pax // Amber Tysl // This is Our Bliss

She Gave it a Go // My Sweet Savannah

Pin the images below to your Backyard or Summer Entertaining boards on Pinterest (just click the Pin button in the top left corner). You can also follow along with me on Pinterest!

Outdoor Patios

Outdoor Patio Entertaining Ideas

For more real-time updates, follow me on Instagram @My100YearOldHome

about leslie


Welcome to My 100 Year Old Home. I started my blog so I could share my passion for entertaining, décor, cooking, and crafts. You will find all this and more right here. Read more…

28 Responses

  1. I love all your ideas! Just gorgeous! I was curious if you knew what color the siding is and The color of your shutters? It looks like hardy plank shingle siding. If you could let me know I’d greatly appreciate it! We’re painting our exterior and love this!!
    Thank you!

  2. So peaceful and beautiful. Could you please share your source for the floral pillows? Thank you so much!

  3. I just love everything! Here’s my question – when it rains what do you do about your gorgeous furniture in the outside areas? I’m trying to stage an outside “secret garden” area I have and although it doesn’t rain much here in Arizona, it does rain sometimes. You have a beautiful knack for decorating. I love your style. I love your pop of pink. Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us.

    1. That’s my question as well….I HATE dragging all the cushions in for bad weather, but they’ll get destroyed if we leave them out. Interested to see how you handle this.
      Beautiful all around! 🥰

  4. How I loved seeing all your entertaining zones in your gorgeous yard! I dream of an outdoor kitchen but it’s not really practical here where we love. LOVED seeing everything. Your yard is so inviting and would love to visit it in real life.

  5. Oh wow! I absolutely love your space! Especially your outdoor kitchen area and pretty patio furniture. That rocker looks perfect!

  6. So romantic and soothing. I love the vintage touches. I’m interested in your sources too so I can reproduce this same feeling. Thanks so much for sharing.

  7. Thank you for sharing your wonderful outdoor spaces with us. They are truly beautiful. You have unbelievable energy and inspiration. Stay safe.

  8. Wow! You have some amazing ideas for your patio. You have created such a warm and inviting outdoor patio. I have a small patio and was thinking about expanding mine. After seeing your ideas I think I will be doing some expanding. Thank You

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I'm Leslie,
Welcome to My 100 Year Old Home

I started my blog so I could share my passion for entertaining, décor, cooking, and crafts. You will find all this and more right here.

Explore the categories

Affiliate Links

On my blog at My 100 Year Old Home, I may sometimes use affiliate links, which means a small commission is earned if you make a purchase via the link. The price you pay will be the same whether you use the affiliate link or go directly to the vendor’s website using a non-affiliate link.

Would you like to receive an email when I write a new blog post? Sign up here and you will also have access to all of my ebooks, tips and even my Christmas Party menus.