Entertaining a crowd is easy with this modern, open-air bar. Guests can relax outdoors while you are still able to cook and visit with them through the space created when the retractable window is open.
This look into the dining room from the adjacent kitchen shows the close proximity and connection the two spaces now enjoy, which makes it easy to share family meals and entertain guests. “The dining room was previously isolated from the kitchen and the layout was very choppy,” says project manager Dan Faires.
Entertainment can be simple but unforgettable. Everyone was ear to ear smiles while watching a congratulations video montage Nathan compiled from family, friends and a few special celebrity guests – Reba McEntire, Melissa Peterman and Blake Shelton. Ask friends to send video messages from their phones and then compile them using a free video software like iMovie.
With two covered lounge areas, a swimming pool and an outdoor kitchen, this backyard easily rivals the main house as a center for entertaining. Four chairs in the water invite the owners and their friends to hang out for a while.
Outdoor dining is easy and breezy in this outdoor dining area of the backyard. A string of bistro lights above the table lets the party go on after dark while red and white blankets add a touch of softness and warmth after the sun sets.
A side view of the house reveals a tiered deck, with space available for sunbathing or enjoying dinner with friends. Metal overhangs complement the home's main entrance and provide a touch of shade on particularly sunny days.
Because the homeowner is cocktail consultant, designer Michelle Gage wanted to give her a "kick-butt work station." This lucite-and-brass bar cart certainly gets the job done, with gold shakers and disco ball sipper cups that are perfect for the owner's next GNI.
This open kitchen truly has everything the owners need for entertaining: stainless appliances, a large eat-in island and a dining set that comfortably seats eight guests. All that's missing now is the bottle of wine!
The dining room at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase projects an easy, elegant comfort wrapped in luxury. A custom white oak table designed by Martin Kobus is surrounded by West Elm chairs upholstered in canvas sourced from Army tents. The floral artwork is screen printed on nylon mesh