Every host is sure to need extra kitchen supplies when whipping up holiday meals. Create a kitchen-supply bundle complete with oven mitts, wooden spoons and kitchen linens by tying the objects together with ribbon or twine. Add a holiday-themed gift tag for the finishing touch.
Two leather host and hostess armchairs flank each side of the flat screen television in the living room and can be transferred into the dining room for larger dinner parties. “The reason we put the host and hostess chairs in the living room under the big screen TV is for traffic flow. It makes the space more open and it’s not as crowded and confusing. I think that’s really important when you’re doing dining rooms that you really want that sense that it’s cleaned up, it’s neater and it’s tidier, especially when we are in this open floor plan,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
The grand entry highlights the gorgeous cobalt blue that is seen throughout the restaurant. The glass bubble curtain wall helps to keep the hostess stand private while still allowing guests to sneak a peak at what awaits them in the dining room. The finishing touch in the space is the custom made chandelier from Portugal that adds a little touch of pizzaz to an already elegant space.
Wood crate storage brings personality to the entryway and host stand of this restaurant. Wine bottles and packaged food are displayed on the shelves leading to the simple wood stand. Next to the stand a tile wall draws the eye. The patchwork wall features neutral shades of orange, yellow and beige.
Everyone’s crazy for cranberries during the holidays and why not? Their delicious sweetness complements just about everything from classic cocktails to crowd pleasing appetizers. You can’t go wrong with cranberries!
Everyone’s crazy for cranberries during the holidays and why not? Their delicious sweetness complements just about everything- whether it’s classic cocktails or crowd pleasing appetizers. You can’t go wrong with cranberries!
Don’t let the lack of a guest bedroom cramp your hostess with the mostest style. With a little planning and a few thoughtful touches your couch-surfing weekend guests will feel totally pampered around the clock.
So as not to block views from the kitchen, the dining room's host and hostess chairs were relocated to the living room where they carve out a seating area next to an oversized floor mirror constructed from reclaimed wood.
Breakfast time in this ranch home is exceptionally beautiful thanks to the abundance of natural light that streams in from a pair of skylights. Sturdy steel chairs flank the trestle table while host and hostess armchairs are draped in washed-linen slipcovers.
With a sink, ice maker and beverage center, this hallway scullery between the living area/kitchen and the outside covered patio is a great place for company to grab a cocktail or for a hostess to keep supplied close at hand.