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Entertaining Arrangements: Move the Party Indoors
"areas for fun and flexible party spaces... glance over the seating options in your entertaining space. Naturally, people break off... have room for an extra couch, a small ottoman will do the trick. Wondering how to make... dropping, the allure of an outdoor party is becoming a little less enticing. That certainly... parties, so the most efficient layouts tend to involve several distinct seating areas to... back. The almost mirror-like reflection of the spaces gives the long room balance..."
Keep the Kids Entertained at Home
Real family homes show ideas from simple to "someday" for helping kids stay active, engaged and out from underfoot this summer
""someday" for helping kids stay active, engaged and out from underfoot this summer... within the comfort and security of the house. Let's take a few design cues from real... For many families with working parents, summer means a dizzying schedule of keeping... forget the importance of some much-needed creativity-boosting downtime or indoor play... reach for many, they might inspire pared-down versions of activities and entertainment..."
Make Your Checklist for Entertaining Season
"you set the scene — and table — for the holidays... the stress out of party planning. From setting the scene to setting the table, cooking... es to entertain, not only on holidays (of which there are plenty!) but also with... whether you entertain a lot or a little, having a well-stocked home can take a lot of the... choose from the items on our checklists to create your own master list of party-planning... worked well for me in the past. Set the table the day before the event, the helps remind..."
Guest Picks: 20 Finds for Spring Entertaining
"re up the grill, prepare an iced cocktail and celebrate the arrival of dining al... dining and entertaining outdoors even better. — Clara from Channeling Contessa... it in the fridge or bring it out for entertaining and let guests serve themselves... perfect for storing all the jam! Between all the chips, dips and appetizers you'll be... use them for iced coffee. You can make a big pot at the beginning of the week and then..."
Guest Picks: 20 Trays for Entertaining and Display
"ether for elegant entertaining or dinners in front of the TV, there's a tray for... use them for entertaining or for making coffee tables, bars and desks look styled and... gifts for the holidays, weddings and anniversaries. At the moment, I'm an trying... catalog ~ the Jamestown Tray. Get yours at http://bhall.willowhouse.com for just $57... would be the mailroom and wood tray. :) I think I am going to get the wooden Crate..."
5 Ways to Get Your Living Room Ready for Entertaining
Whether you have a week for party prep or just a couple of hours, here's how to set the scene for comfort and fun
"a week for party prep or just a couple of hours, here's how to set the scene for comfort... soon as the party moves to the living room. Even if you have just a spare hour to clean... set up for guests, your holiday dinner party can go from fabulous to awkward as soon... about the state of your gathering space.... I have the same Question about the wall color on the first photo Reading the comments... Love the wall color gray in the first photo! Any idea of the color name and brand..."
How to Arrange Your Room for Entertaining
"esign the perfect party space with multiple seating areas that encourage conversation... so well for a party. It's not the holiday-themed decor or even the food or drink,... flow. The best parties are the ones where there are lots of places for wandering... wandering, for hanging out, for intimate conversations and for talking to new people. Your... laid out for entertaining on a daily basis, but you can always rearrange the furniture..."
Room of the Day: Fun in a Jiffy for a Downtown Dallas Living Room
Who needs nightclubs with an urban space this entertaining? And the designer pulled the entire loft together in just 3 weeks
"space this entertaining? And the designer pulled the entire loft together in just 3 weeks... enjoy the nightlife of the city. He asked designer Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25... to get the place ready for when her client returned from an extended business trip... could entertain and enjoy the downtown views. We had to choose furniture that could... townhouse in the suburbs. This loft would be a place where he could relax, hang with his..."
Kitchen of the Week: Turquoise Tile and a Dining Nook for 16
Entertaining is a piece of cake in this remodeled beauty with an extra-large stove and seating for a crowd
"Entertaining is a piece of cake in this remodeled beauty with an extra-large stove... gutting the space, adding more storage, installing an extra-large stove for whipping... most: entertain. Interior designer Kari Arendsen and her team at Intimate Living... meals for numerous guests, and creating a custom island that can accommodate everything... love how the light above the island brings our the turquoise from the backsplash. Stunning..."
Kitchen of the Week: Black-and-White Elegance for 7
"space at the end of the room combine to create a functional, comfortable kitchen that... kitchen for a family of 7 that's easy to use and keep clean sounds next to impossible... But for Houzz user Patty Corn, it just required a bit more planning. This chic... smaller one for the garbage disposal if needed. (Also an Elkay model) Its the large pots... Thank you for the tour of your kitchen Patty! Great job! Love it ....gorgeous! Lovely..."
Kitchen of the Week: Cooking for Two in Ontario
"Ontario. The designer of the space, Nathan Kyle of Astro Design Centre, says the area... level. The project was a feat of engineering as well as design. Photography Doublespace... space, the double island is great for the noted functions. Nice job! I love the minimalist... the window if one of the sinks was placed below the window next to the range. As... simplicity of the backsplash behind the stove. You had me when the faucet matched the backsplash..."
Guest Picks: White Dinnerware for the Holidays and After
Table settings in white can take you through the entire entertaining season and beyond, whether your style is casual or formal
"through the entire entertaining season and beyond, whether your style is casual or... bases for place settings throughout the holiday season. — Donna from A Perfect Gray... with the holidays fast approaching, my mind turns to my tabletop. Recently I have... Not just for the cupboards but for the refrigerator and freezer as well. Makes more... because of the corners. I use the square for appetizer plates and circular for rest of..."
A Basement Remodel Sets the Stage for Flexible Play
Embracing change, this light-filled basement readily shifts between kids' play activities and grown-up entertaining
"areas for crafts, play, entertainment and dining. The result is the addition of 800... out of the way so they could make room for whatever play may happen," says Amundson... Amundson. The homeowners also wanted the basement to be open and light filled, with designated... placement in the walk-out basement, please. Sofas, ottomans and even storage solutions needed... Except for bedrooms and closets, the rest of the house is unnecessary! Fantastic..."
Key Measurements for Planning the Perfect Dining Room
Consider style, function and furniture shapes and sizes to plan a dining space that will let you entertain with ease
"will use the space when you’re planning a layout and shopping for furnishings.... impeded when the room is fully in use. Table and seat heights tend to be standard but all... complete the set for the china and for the flat wear. I have collected silver pieces... accounted for. Do you center the light fixture on the table or the window? The only... maximize the size of the table when needed. The idea is to give the importance to..."
9 Tips for an Outdoor Kitchen That Lets You Enjoy the Party
Be part of the fun with an outdoor kitchen where you can mingle with guests, prep with ease and cook to your heart's content
"part of the fun with an outdoor kitchen where you can mingle with guests, prep with... about the paper towels or the trash can until you actually need it. If you are... right in the middle of the party, even while you're cooking.... afternoon? The best way to prevent this from happening is to properly design your outdoor... doing all the prep work ahead of time, and when it's time to cook, make sure you get... looking for ideas on how to improve your existing outdoor kitchen, follow these tips..."