Grab a glass of sangria and meet me out back! We’re going to take a look at my modern country colonial deck!

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A couple weeks ago I showed you around my newly decorated side porch. Well, today I’m finally taking you on a tour of my deck.

I’ve actually had this space styled and functional for a while. However, because of one thing or another, I just never got around to photographing it. It has been a rather wet and muggy summer, so maybe I can blame my procrastination on that.

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Regardless of the reason for the delay, here’s my deck, all decked out (Pun intended)!

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The look of this space was inspired by the Modern Country Colonial aesthetic that I’m going for in my entire home. You’ll see all three design elements interwoven in the space.

I’m so pleased with how the deck turned out. I wanted it to be more functional for entertaining and dining, and I think I’ve achieved that. It can now accommodate a group of guests in style. (If I’m entertaining just a few folks, I can use the cozy lounge area on my side porch.)

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This large trestle-inspired table is the perfect size and pairs nicely with the modern black metal chairs. For more interest and personality, I opted for different head chairs.

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I always love having a chaise lounge chair on a deck, so that was a must for me. When I found these, I thought they’d be great in the space, and they are. I didn’t want anything that needed cushions since this deck does not have a roof. The unique design of these loungers makes them comfy without the need for cushions.

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Opposite the loungers are the round bucket chairs I had at my apartment. I love how they look on the deck. They are just the right size for that area and offer extra seating for guests.

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You may have noticed that my large cactus is spending the summer outdoors. It’s done amazingly well here. It’s growing new arms and has even flowered twice! (If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know this was a special event.)

I also had room to tuck in a grill. It sits outside the door to the kitchen, which makes it extra convenient when I’m grilling.

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I intentionally chose a more neutral palette for the deck. Even though I haven’t done much entertaining yet, I wanted a color scheme that would accommodate party decor, seasonal decorations, and festive foods in every color of the rainbow!

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This space has worked so well for a couple outdoor photoshoots that I’ve done for the blog, and I am already looking forward to styling a few things for fall! I’ll be sharing a post later this week, so you’ll see how much the color pops.

Because it was late in the season when I was able to get this space together, I sort of missed the proper flower planting season. While I was able to incorporate some color, I think next year (and maybe even this fall), I’ll be able to add in even more color with my plantings.

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Nonetheless, I’m loving my modern country colonial deck decor. It’s been a lot of fun bringing it all together and watching it grow and change over the summer. I hope you’re digging it as much as I am.

Oh, and here’s a view of the deck from the backyard. I wasn’t sure what to think about the shape of this deck at first. Now, I’m totally digging it.

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The furnishings are from a variety of places. I’ll link up everything below if you’re looking for sources. Please note that some items were from summer collections, so they may no longer be available for purchase.

Thanks so much for joining me on the deck!

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Modern Country Colonial Deck Styling Sources:

Black Metal Chairs
Outdoor Dining Table
Black Armchair
Outdoor Chaise
Weber Grill
Rattan Chair
Metal Side Table
Umbrella
Umbrella Stand
Galvanized Lanterns
Black Ceramic Lanterns, Tree Trunk Tables, and Pots from HomeGoods

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  • Meg Weaver at

    Very nice!! Love the separate seating areas. What times the cookout!?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you!! And whenever you get here. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Beverly at

    Hi MIchael, I love your deck! I have a couple of questions….what is your umbrella anchored to? And I love the baskets you have the plants in….will they withstand rain, and can they be used more than one year/season? I love the neutrals!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Great questions!

      1. The umbrella is just in an umbrella stand on the deck. I’ve linked the umbrella stand at the bottom of the post.

      2. The baskets are quality baskets made from some sort of wood or branch. They will weather, but should last a few years. Baskets made from things like raffia or more absorbent materials won’t last and may mold.

      Hope that helps!
      Michael

      • Beverly at

        Thanks, MIchael! I saw on looking at the post again that the umbrella is in an umbrella stand on the deck. In one of the photos when I read through the first time I see what I thought was the umbrella post is actually a tree trunk, further back in the yard. I thought it was cantilevered somehow. My mistake! Great posts….I always look forward to you sharing your projects!

  • Laura at

    Beautiful! So relaxing! I love the vibe you got going there! One question … what are those hanging plants under your deck and where did you find them??

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Laura!

      The hanging baskets are known to me as “Bridal Veil”. In Pennsylvania they are pretty widely available at most nurseries in the spring / early summer.

      xo Michael

      • Laura at

        Thanks! You must also have a green thumb! I have such terrible luck with my hanging baskets that I buy! May I ask what nursery you purchased them at? I live locally, in the North hills-McCandless Twp by North park. And are they annuals? Thank you!

  • Julie Blanner at

    You’re so talented, Michael! I love the black and wood paired together!

  • jenw at

    Your plants all look terrific! Thanks for mentioning the Bridal Veil above…I was going to ask too. 🙂 We’ve a pool, patio, pergola project going in this fall and I’m thinking Bridal Veil might be a good addition next summer depending on the light requirements.

  • Jopene at

    It looks amazing! Nicely put together! I also thoroughly enjoyed your house tour video, which I missed earlier. What a great place – congrats again!

  • Jessica Brennan at

    We have the same metal black chairs and rusty water runs out of them whenever it rains. So much that it has stained or deck and we keep them tilted up against the table so water doesn’t get inside the legs. Have you had this problem and/or do you know of a solution?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Oh no! Mine do not have this problem. I assume there must be a hole the water is getting into. You should be able to patch the hole(s) to avoid this problem.

      xo Michael

  • Jen at

    This is beautiful! I love that it’s neutral, but not at all boring. We will be getting a big deck when we move into our new house and this gives me some great ideas for making it into a functional space. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jenelia at

    Hi MICHAEL,
    Your design looks very beautiful with amazing photos.
    It seems cool..
    Thank You for sharing this with us…

  • Sherry at

    Absolutely perfect Michael! Perfect for sitting there with summer drinks😎

  • Darlene at

    What a gorgeous deck!!! I love your style of decorating so much…exactly what I aspire to. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  • Lori at

    Gorgeous space and so inviting! Bravo, well done.

  • Janet at

    Beautiful as always, Michael! I love the black and white umbrella; so chic and different from the usual colorful ones. I and looking forward to see how you style and add in color for the Fall. I enjoy your blog so much.

  • Linda at

    I remember the new house tour, thinking that deck design was way too funky to keep, but you’ve really made it work. I’m digging it too. Beautiful job!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes, I totally agree!! Thank you!

      xo Michael

  • R. Lojko at

    Very comfortable yet modern. Like the black/white theme that you can accent with seasonal plants and flowers. Those stairs are certainly different structurally, but they make the back interesting. Also, it looks like a good sized deck which is important. No point in having a postage stamp sized deck. Nice work!

  • Liz at

    The deck looks absolutely fabulous!

  • SL at

    Your deck looks fantastic. You mentioned that you had a wet and muggy summer. Did the rattan chairs hold up as well as they look in the picture? Did you do anything special like cover them duri rainy spells? And one last question, how wide are the seats in those chairs?

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