A modern outdoor firebox rests adjacent to the hot tub and pool in this entertainment-ready backyard. The transitional home features broad sliding doors that open the home's interior to its exterior living spaces. Sage green trim pops against the white stone exterior and ties in with the surrounding Texas landscape.
A massive stone terrace with multiple seating areas and a stately water feature overlooks a stepped backyard with multiple pools and pavilions. The 3.5-acre property, situated at the heart of Beverly Hills, features lushly manicured grounds and myriad spaces for indoor and outdoor entertaining.
Colored lighting gives a fun, glam vibe to this elegant infinity-edge pool and spa, part of a sprawling estate in College Grove, Tennessee. Glass walls open to bring outdoors in, and the entire outdoor area enjoys sweeping views of the nearby lake.
Fall is traditionally the time to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Put that bounty on display by using beautiful fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors and textures to create a lavish centerpiece that spills across the table.
A full slate of stainless steel appliances and an island on wheels allow these Chicago homeowners to host outdoor gatherings both big and small. Concrete countertops give the space a sleek, modern feel, while ample greenery and weathered woods bring in a homey vibe that invites guests to linger.
A couple of coats of a high-quality gold spray paint makes an affordable table ready for a party. “Our bar area is clean and simple with plenty of personality,” says Atlantan Amanda Macy Hall, who blogs about home decor and DIY projects. “We keep an edited mix of liquors and a fresh selection of add-ins, such as herbs grown in our garden, lemons and limes.” She tucked chic faux fur stools--an IKEA hack--underneath for additional seating.
This transitional kitchen features two large islands designed for entertaining and a mix of warm, rich finishes that add coziness and interest to the space. A random-pattern stone tile floor and intricately coffered ceiling connect the kitchen with the great room, where seating is oriented around a 10-foot custom fireplace.
This newly renovated craftsman kitchen is party-ready, with an improved space plan and sleek, stylish finishes that update the space for a 21st-century family. Quartz countertops are durable and functional, and apple green subway tile complements the reddish tones in the Shaker-style cabinetry.
Crisp, clean lines and unique accent lighting make this entertainment-ready backyard a real show-stopper. Plenty of seating surrounds the pool, and carefully planned landscaping allows room for a tidy, rectangular lawn.
Before: This neutral living room is a great backdrop for an entertaining-ready winter space. With the right luxurious details and designer touches, it can be inexpensively transformed into a welcoming gathering place for friends and family.
In this rustic sitting room, wood sheathes the walls and ceiling, and large windows provide a view out to the snowy Utah mountains. A hanging bench mixes with a variety of other seating options to create a cozy, entertainment-ready space.
Tiered terraces create multiple spots for relaxing and enjoying the picturesque views at this contemporary Mission Viejo, California, home. A built-in fire pit is surrounded by seating. Limestone pavers create a neutral, functional backdrop for this entertainment-ready space.
Built-in benches surround three sides of a custom fire pit in this entertainment-ready backyard. A pergola offers shade, as do towering fruit trees behind the fence. Cushions and pillows feature an earthy palette that mixes nicely with the architecture.
Dramatic lighting and an artful fire pit bring style and flair to the backyard pool and spa of a luxury home in Westlake, Texas. The entertainment-ready space also features a covered outdoor grill area, sitting area, fireplace and an outdoor shower.