A selection of exquisitely wrapped gifts are perfect for pop-over guests and for sprinkling around the house for touches of holiday spirit. "Welcome guests with a porcelain compote filled with tiny boxes of chocolate wrapped in colorful, patterned paper from a stationary store," home stylist Matthew Mead says. For kids, "cards, puzzles and mini games can be wrapped and trimmed with candies." He suggests keeping other little pre-wrapped surprises, such as books and gift cards, on hand as well. Photo courtesy of Matthew Mead.
The small pergola area gives this outdoor kitchen space a cafe-style feel. To create a one-of-a-kind outdoor space, a four-top burner, sink and brick oven were installed making this any homeowner's dream backyard kitchen.
Complete with swimming pool, spacious patio, landscaped pond and outdoor kitchen, this backyard is the ideal spot for outdoor entertaining. The stone kitchen area contains a grill, grand fireplace and bar area with iron barstools.
The stainless steel appliances coupled with the warm, neutral stone bar create a stark contrast. The kitchen includes a grill, side burner, warming drawer and refrigerator, creating the ultimate kitchen for entertaining.
Contemporary Urban Rooftop Kitchen and Dining Area
This stylish outdoor kitchen features black granite countertops, custom cabinets made of durable ipe decking and recessed lighting for a top-of-the-line look. A built-in eating area has views of the beautiful landscape, and a row of shrubs adds privacy to the space.
Modern Black Kitchen with Black Subway Tile Backsplash
The new kitchen in the home that Leanne and Steve Renovated together, in order to create a very modern feel Leanne put an ebony butcherblock countertop with black backsplash as seen on Restored by the Fords.