When a custom home is designed for entertaining, it’s easy to host friends and family. Interior designer Kerrie Kelley suggests five “must haves” that make a home perfect for welcoming guests. Here are ways our clients have brought these five essentials into their homes:
1. An Inviting Entry
Beautiful trim, an arched door and the sparkle of a crystal chandelier give this home an elegant first impression.
2. Multiple Seating Areas
Indoors or out, around the fireplace, in the breakfast nook or at the island…guests have plenty of ways to make themselves comfortable in this open floor plan home in Indian Hill, Ohio.
3. Mood Lighting
We all know guests love to gather in the kitchen. Layers of lighting can transform it from a strictly functional space to one worthy of a party. Here, recessed lights, hanging pendants, under-counter lighting and even lights in upper cabinets combine for a beautiful glow.
4. Versatile Dining Spaces
In the same home, a casual farm table can seat six or eight people for a meal. Five bar stools offer another option for informal dining.
5. A Powder Room
Kerrie’s last entertaining essential is a powder room that’s convenient for guests who want to freshen up. We love the bold wallpaper one of our recent clients chose for the powder room.
You can read more about Kerrie’s ideas here.
If you’d like to welcome guests to a new custom home, contact us today to discuss your project.