A graphic blue rug covers the floor space and adds visual interest to the living room. Midcentury modern furnishings create an elegant space to gather with friends and family before and/or after dinner.
In this home, an arching brick doorway leads from the kitchen out to a covered patio, the ideal spot for entertaining guests before or after dinner. Beyond the stone columns, the lawn stretches out to views of farmland and mountains beyond.
A casual wood dining table with eight chairs provides the perfect place for outdoor dining with friends and family. The covered transitional-style patio also features a cozy sitting area nearby with a fire pit for guests to enjoy before or after dinner.
Located just off the foyer, this Neoclassical parlor is used to entertain guests before and after meals in the formal dining room. The space reflects the client's desire for a cozy, feminine place that exudes luxury to make guests feel comfortable and pampered.
A large outdoor dining table accommodates ten, with two wrought iron chandeliers illuminating the space. The partially covered area allows for outdoor entertaining even when the weather gets bad. Guests have the luxury to take a dip in the pool before or after dinner.
As seen on Beach Flip, contestants Sarah and Nick renovated the second floor master bedroom with a feature wood wall, a custom built sliding wood barn door, closet organizers and updated decor at the Gulf Dreams condo. See before and after photos, plus our favorite design details.
As seen on HGTV's Beach Flip, the finished master bedroom of the Coastal Calm condo, designed by contestants Melissa and Mahdi, is cool and modern with a textured turquoise fabric feature wall and turquoise accents. See before and after photos of the space, plus check out our favorite design details.
The bar offers seating for four to enjoy drinks with the host before or after dinner. A built-in wine cooler is conveniently located next to the counter to serve guests their favorite white wine. Above, a tin ceiling insert and wrought iron pendant lights bring a sense of Old World style to the space.
9. Remove caramel corn from oven. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Allow to cool completely before handling.
10. After it is cooled, gently break apart any big clusters and place caramel corn in prepared tubes.
This formal garden with a two-story pavilion for entertaining is part of an extensive building and landscaping project by Cruickshank Remodeling. The homeowners had recently purchased the adjacent property which contained a mid century ranch house. After demolishing the structure, the yard was then graded and reconfigured into an upper and lower lawn and garden areas, taking advantage of the elevation change in the lot. The design goal was the creation of various entertainment spaces that can be viewed in our before and after visual tour.
Located on the stunning grounds of the Botanic Gardens, Belfast's Ulster Museum highlights a wide-ranging collection of historic and contemporary work; displays covering Irish history including "the Troubles" that divided Catholics and Protestants in modern Ireland; and a collection of natural science objects as well as collections of glass and ceramics and costumes and textiles. In other words, there is something for everyone in this handsome museum where a stroll through the 28-acre Botanic Gardens before or after your museum visit is a must. Queen's University shares the neighborhood so there are ample coffee shops and restaurants close-by for a post-culture bite or sip.