Outdoor Dining Space with Water Feature for Ambiance
This family wanted more living space, but didn't have a way to expand, so what better solution than to go outdoors? In this particular section of the space, the dining table, protected by a canopy of trees and a large umbrella, offers the family a cozy spot to enjoy their meals, and the water feature adds to the ambiance of the space.
“I’ve always imagined spending a snow-filled Christmas in a cozy mountain cabin, so I decided to pretend that’s where we were hanging out when I created this tablescape,” says Katie Nathey of Mountain Modern Life.
“Most of the table decor came from shopping our home,” Nathey says, “such as the vintage Mason jars and candle holders.” The napkins were made out of leftover fabric, and she added liquid gold leaf to glam up thrifted glasses.
As seen on Vacation House For Free, Matt Blashaw and his crew transformed this mundane backyard into one that is perfect for entertaining. The large stone patio makes the foundation look stylish, while plenty of seating makes the space cozy. The lattice work bench adds a place to set potted plants to enhance the ambiance of the space.
A plush gray velvet sofa with nailhead trim features a mix of neutral and faux fur pillows in this cozy living room. A row of candles add an intimate feel to the room, and in the corner, built-in shelves provide a personalized touch with framed photos and treasures. Designed by Emily Mackie of Inspired Interiors.
This cozy, modern living room features an all-neutral color palette that is both sleek and stylish. Ample seating makes this the perfect spot for entertaining. A fireplace at the end of the room adds to the ambiance.
Kelly and Co. designed this amazing space for their client who loves to play music and invite exciting acts from all over the world to join him for events benefiting his music foundation. Great for entertaining, the space includes a cozy seating area with Chesterfield sofas and a stone fireplace for added ambiance.
Cozy Courtyard Functional for Gatherings Big and Small
This cozy courtyard combines fairy tale charm with first-class function. Says the design team, "every detail is finely crafted and proportionally scaled to welcome a robust party or intimate gathering." An outdoor kitchen features a grill, sink and refrigerator, as well as cabinetry for storage and ample countertop space for prep work. Multiple seating areas create cozy gathering spots throughout the courtyard, while lights strung above add festive ambiance.
In the dining room, designers created a space combining a neutral color palette with traditional furniture for a new take on a classic design. For pops of color, they used red and hues of blue, adding a traditional rug to complete the space. Large French doors let in plenty of natural light to keep the room bright, but neutral curtains were hung throughout to allow the homeowners to control the light and ambiance of the space.