To give the homeowners much-needed space for entertaining, designers installed a large kitchen island that has enough seating for at least five guests. Not only does this space provide seating, it also gives the homeowners extra counter space for easy meal preparation, since there is direct access to the home's double ovens, microwave, refrigerator and stove from the kitchen island, which also contains a large prep sink for simple kitchen cleanup.
A 13' long island with a kitchen sink, prep sink, dishwasher and microwave provides plenty of space to prep, cook and clean on one side, while a breakfast bar provides seating for five on the other side for eating and entertaining.
An outdoor kitchen is shielded from the sun by a covered pavilion with stone pillars and a tile roof. A long bar provides seating for five near the pool, creating a space perfect for entertaining groups of any size. Lush landscaping connects the home to its coastal California setting.
Metallic accents—gleaming silver jars over the fridge, golden pendants—dress up this large kitchen with elegant panache. The kitchen island seats at least five, making it the perfect, easy spot to enjoy a laid-back meal.
Those terra cotta floors continue into the dining room, where a tulip table with matching chairs seats five guests. Though the table is more modern, a neutral finish helps it fit with the home's antiques.
A built-in banquette in the kitchen doubles as a window seat with an array of pillows in three different patterns. The chunky, country-style dining table has room to seat five more around the table, and beautiful gray French doors allow easy access to the backyard.
An overall view of the kitchen with a dramatic range and island. On the right is the wine bar and the coffee bar. The outdoor deck with fireplace is in the background.
The island seats five, with the fifth seat around the far side of the island.
Don't let the fun colors fool you; this contemporary living room is still entirely functional. Two green armchairs and a pink sofa provide comfortable seating for about five people, while a set of nesting coffee tables keeps drinks and snacks within arm's reach. What's more, a boho-style chandelier illuminates the space for conversation.