Landscape architect J.R. Kramer knew that the sideyard was a great spot for a small fire pit. Here, four wood chairs circle the feature and invite the owners and their friends to take in the beauty of their surroundings.
The homeowners wanted a parlor for more intimate entertaining, so designers created a warm, inviting space to meet their needs. To keep the space bright and light, designers took advantage of the tropical sunlight. A wall of windows to the right of the space lets in plenty of light that can be controlled by sheer curtains. For additional light, two slender windows line the textured fireplace surround, which adds dimension to the space. To help make the space warm and inviting, designers had wood paneled ceilings installed and brought in a beautiful baby grand piano and modern, wood chairs to complement the rich, wood floors that run throughout the house.
Designers created several outdoor spaces for these homeowners with relaxation and entertaining in mind. In this one, limited, comfortable seating makes the space the perfect gathering place for an intimate get together.
This elegant outdoor space has plenty of options for relaxation or entertaining. The lounge area on the back porch provides a larger space for entertaining, while the smaller area around the fire pit gives the family a more intimate option for cool fall nights.
The house sits off in the distance, giving the pool and poolhouse an intimate, secluded feel. The poolhouse offers additional sheltered entertaining space with glass doors that join the interior to the patio.
In this modern dining room, colorful abstract art takes center stage. A small black round table anchors the room while four white molded plastic chairs offer a sleek dining space for intimate entertaining.
Lounge on the posh outdoor sofa or dine at dusk and under and the stars on this California patio. Bringing living space amenities outside is perfect for entertaining, intimate gatherings or the ever-necessary solitary moments.
Using the dramatic staircase as a natural divider, Troy creates two distinct seating areas in the large living room. The open space is perfect for entertaining, while the smaller groupings of furniture allow for more intimate gatherings
This elegant brick canopy is the perfect space for entertaining. The large table has seating for eight, while the fire keeps the space under the canopy warm. The lounge area next to the fire place provides the perfect intimate space for after dinner drinks or a cozy fireside chat.
This outdoor space has two outdoor dining areas. One are is a more formal space with a larger table and a roof making this space perfect for al fresco entertaining. The other area is a smaller table with the option of an umbrella for a more intimate gathering on a sunny day.
Wanting their clients to have their dream entertaining space, the DMAR Interiors team demolished a small outdoor structure and replaced it with this stunning 1200-square-foot pavilion. Inside, guests will find an intimate lounge, dining area, and fully-equipped open kitchen.
To grant the homeowners' wish that their kitchen have an intimate cooking space as well as a more accessible entertaining area, the designers took out a brick wall and combined two rooms to create this open plan layout. The custom cabinets are walnut.
From the rear of this modern-rustic ranch, the homeowners have access to all of their home's exterior spaces. From the more intimate, lower outdoor dining area and covered lounge space to the larger, upper level dining area with a grill space, each space is accessible from the home's interior, allowing for a seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining space.
Although the sitting room gives the homeowners a smaller, more intimate space to entertain, the open concept design of the public spaces in the home would allow the homeowners to use all of the spaces together for a larger gathering.
A sitting room just off the home's dining area boasts heavy, wood bookshelves that display the homeowner's extensive collection of books and figurines from their travels together. Luxurious furnishing help to complement the exquisite tone of the room, while a bar area makes entertaining easy in this intimate space.
Just outside the large French doors of the master bedroom, a small offset of the patio awaits. Here, a deck area provides intimate seating, offering a private area for the homeowners. Since it is connected to the larger patio area, though, the space could serve as an extension to the outdoor entertaining space, allowing the homeowners more room to enjoy family and friends.