This pavilion is perfectly situated on the edge of the grassy space. This allows community members a great view of the grass in case of a special event such as an outdoor concert or simply watching the neighborhood kids play a game of baseball in the summer. Out of the fray of the main action, this pavilion is a cool place for an intimate gathering or simply a cool hangout spot.
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.
This fresh modern space is a perfect gathering spot for friends and family where a large sectional sofa provides comfortable seating for big and small groups. Dark blue walls and a colorful striped rug bring bold, graphic energy.
At the rear of the game room, a small kitchen and dining area serve as a gathering spot to enjoy snacks and drinks. Floor lamps made of thick rope steal the show while also bringing a fun, unique design to the space.
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.
Enjoy a quiet wine tasting for two or host a small dinner party in this wine cellar with brick walls and stone floors. The cozy, small space makes it perfect for intimate gatherings or romantic evenings.
Sometimes it's the small things that add the biggest impact. When choosing pillows for your holiday gathering spaces, think of textures that remind you of winter. These pillows are made of knit wool, a material that's reminiscent of a warm, winter sweater.
Constructed from eco-friendly composite material, the side deck successfully connects the dining room to outdoor spaces. A grilling station and urban-chic furnishings accommodate gatherings large and small.
This beautiful Mediterranean home has a spacious kitchen with eating areas to accommodate the homeowners' love for entertaining. With four separate eat-in spaces, this kitchen can be used to prepare and serve meals to a large party; however, with the intimacy each space provides, the kitchen is still comfortable for a smaller gathering of family and friends.
This home's living areas were originally broken up into a series of small rooms. To make the space more functional, it was reconfigured to be one large open concept layout. Here, within that plan, a sectional and armchairs help define a comfortable gathering spot for the family, centered around a tv.
When designing your living room, pull in an eclectic mix of seating options to add flair and flavor. Here, designer Nathan Fischer incorporated a white ceramic garden stool, animal print-covered ottoman and two small stools by the fireplace to create the perfect conversational gathering space. These small seating options can easily be moved around and repositioned to create the perfect arrangement for any situation.
Although this backyard is a small space, it still features lots of potential. A BBQ island adds a grill, sink and plenty of counter space to the mix. An outdoor fireplace serves as a warm spot to gather with friends.
Another wonderful feature of this French-themed home is a private patio area and fireplace that appears separate from its main gathering space. One can relax, take a breather or even meditate in this small, out-of-the-way area that is as beautifully apportioned as the rest of the home. Mark Scott and Associates designed the landscaping with a more secluded space in mind.
This open concept, contemporary home is the perfect space for entertaining. With large indoor and outdoor living spaces as well as four connected dining areas and a seamless indoor-outdoor design, this home gives its owners great space for gatherings-large or small.
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