Plant, materials and decor in this space helps to create the illusion of a rainforest. Tropical foliage was planted to give the space an overgrown, jungle feeling. The wicker furniture and raw wood table make occupants feel as if they have set up camp in the middle of this rainforest oasis, while the lanterns and large pots give the feeling of a jungle adventure. All these details combine to create an outdoor oasis that is perfect for relaxing or entertaining.
A cozy fireplace and loads of windows create a perfect retreat inside this Washington treehouse. The property's sprawling entertainment spaces extend outside to multiple terraces highlighted by an outdoor kitchen, hot tub, fireplace, sport court and this "Aprese Ski-House Treehouse," which was featured on season 6 of Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters."
This sun porch shields from the elements while large windows around the room let in ample natural light to connect it to the outdoors. A rich wood entertainment cabinet adds a darker, heavier piece to ground the neutral and airy design. Plush furniture and an elegant decor offer timeless traditional style.
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.
The homeowners love spending time in the outdoors, so this pool was just the thing for them. Settled in the midst of their beautifully landscaped and private backyard, this pool has a beautiful waterfall fixture to filter and clean the pool's water, then stylishly return it. This cleaning system is what gives the pool its crystal clear water. That water reflects the serenity of the nature surrounding the house, making it the perfect space for these outdoor lovers to relax and entertain.
This stunning, contemporary sun room boasts sliding glass walls that open up to a sunny pool deck, blurring the line between indoor and outdoor living space. A long, bright white dining table offers tons of space to entertain while a stone fire pit creates a cozy mood on cool nights.
This stunning and eye-catching outdoor space offers plenty of ways to entertain. A large swimming pool is accompanied by a marble hot tub, while modern white furniture provides ample seating for enjoying the elongated fire pit. Black and white striped marble flooring surround the pool and give a glamorous backyard statement.
There is very little this Atlanta doesn't offer in terms of outdoor activities including this hot tub and fireplace combination, a luxurious outdoor kitchen, putting green, whimsical fairy tale garden shed and more. "We like to entertain obviously," says homeowner Rod Rusyniak who each year with his partner stages an elaborate holiday party complete with a light show, Mr. and Mrs. Klaus, ice sculptures and, of course, elves.
Speaking of plants, etúHOME specializes in elevating the ordinary, especially when it comes to home entertaining. "You can never go wrong with an arrangement of hydrangeas in a recycled glass mason jar," etúHOME cites as an example, partly because of their long stems. "Hydrangeas are a favorite as they are common to come across in gardens or at local farmers' markets, and due to their size, only a couple of stems are needed to romance your outdoor space."
Festive lighting and ample seating make this traditional backyard pool a fantastic spot to entertain. Seating is grouped into zones for conversation, dining and poolside lounging. Ample terraces connect the indoor and outdoor spaces and give the home great views of its retreat-like backyard.
Entertaining was the homeowners' main focus when discussing their redesigned home, so designers made sure to create spaces that fit the homeowners' social lifestyle. The kitchen is no exception. Plenty of counter space above the lower cabinets and on the large kitchen island makes food prep and serving a breeze, while plenty of cabinet space means that storage is not an issue. With entry points to the outdoor spaces as well as the newly created built-in bar connecting the kitchen to the living room, this room is the central hub for the couple's entertainment focused home-no matter which space in which they choose to meet their guests.
Nestled in Big Sky, Mont., the contemporary meets rustic home is designed for homeowners who love to entertain. The house is set up to create an open and casual atmosphere with a strong connection to the outdoors. The living room features sliding doors that open directly to the patio and yard, creating a seamless transition between indoors and out.
A built-in entertainment unit and built-in bookshelves provide functional storage space in this modern, minimal living room in Lugano, Switzerland. The home has white interior walls, bleached floors and an all-glass exterior that connects the home to its outdoor setting on Lake Lugano. The furniture is by J. Mascheroni.
Those reclaimed wood ceilings and terra cotta tile floors extend onto the covered patio, making the outdoor space feel like a natural extension of the home. With a wicker sofa, two matching armchairs and a coffee table, the owners can use this space to entertain guests or simply snuggle up and watch the sunset.
Wicker furniture is padded with plush, neutral cushions to create comfortable and inviting seating in this outdoor pavilion living space. The wood roof, fire glow and yellow lights create a warmth that encompasses the space. An open fireplace and mounted TV are visible from the furniture making this space perfect for entertainment and relaxation.
You can choose to eat at the dining area inside or dine alfresco at this waterfront home in Tampa, Fla. A dark wood dining table and benches on either side offers casual outdoor dining with a trio of candles as the centerpiece. A built-in grill and mini fridge makes it convenient to entertain guests here.
Retreat from the sun and enjoy a meal in this modern, covered patio with exposed beam ceilings and metal roofing above and cool concrete floors below. Stacked windows open up to a beautiful view of the swimming pool from the wooden, outdoor dining table and chairs. Stacked logs have a dedicated built-in just below the wall-mounted TV for optimal entertainment.