Every occasion calls for a proper invitation that not only informs guests of the details but also gets them in the holiday spirit. These sophisticated tartan invites in French green and silver allude to the party's menswear theme.
At your holiday open house, keep guests engaged and encourage mingling by planning an activity. Set up a holiday card-making station on a simple fold out or console table. Carry the menswear decor theme to the station by adding coordinating elements.
This home used to be a duplex before Good Bones' Mina and Karen reconfigures the entire first floor, removing walls to create an open floor plan and reworking the home's front entrance. When they put the home on the market, they not only staged the home with stylish, modern furniture, they had local artists display their work for the open house. The setup for the open house is featured in this photo.
A mix of traditional cabinetry and open shelving provides maximum storage space in this kitchen featured on HGTV's Buying and Selling. The upper shelving unit frees up valuable counter space by housing the microwave and espresso machine, while a neutral subway tile backsplash complements the stone countertops.
The open metal and wood staircase is designed to allow light to filter down and through various floors. Also, the openness creates the illusion of space. The orange color is the same paint color used on the nearby Golden Gate Bridge. The same color is used on the front door and accent tile in the kitchen. The spectacular openness "pulls" visitors toward the stairs and up into the great room upstairs.
Board-and-batten siding is paired with a metal roof for a coastal Craftsman-style home in Florida. Ipe wood is used for the decking because it's a resilient choice for oceanfront houses. The house is surrounded by tropical plants, including mangraves, palms and scrub flora.
Other than a few big, strong columns, Wood House has practically no walls. Its boldness swirls around the concept of openness; a see-through concept like nothing you’ve seen before. The kitchen opens up to the interior gardens, living spaces and indoor/outdoor swimming pool.
The tiny home's functional downstairs floor plan includes an open concept kitchen and living room. The kitchen, although small, makes the most of its space with large, lower cabinets, full sized appliances and a kitchen island with a breakfast bar that seats four. Adjacent to the kitchen is a living area with a stylish sofa and chairs. A rug adds definition to the design.
To make the space feel larger, designers created the front of the home with an open concept design. The design includes white shiplap on the walls and ceilings, which lends to the feeling of a beach cottage, and high pitched ceiling that adds a feeling of openness. The front spaces include a living room with a beautiful beach view, a dining area and a functional kitchen.
The pool house kitchen often serves as a wet bar and food prep station for the family's pool parties, so the small galley kitchen has been decked out in Ann Sacks tile and custom shelves. The tile backsplash gives the room a textured feel, while the open shelving helps keep the modern look of the space.
The open concept of this casual, yet bright and modern living area is perfect for entertaining. With direct access to the kitchen, the dining area and the living room, a person could be in any of these spaces, while remaining a part of the action.
The large island in this Mid-Century Modern kitchen offers ample workspace and provides clear access to activities and conversations in the adjoining living space. Walls of glass connect this modern home to its green surroundings.
Between two open, contemporary living rooms sits a cozy outdoor retreat. Open to the sun above, the pebble courtyard has privacy from two-story hedges on both sides. Sliding glass doors throughout the home allow for unobstructed views of the water and cityscape.