5 Ways to Design a Home for Entertaining

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.

entry door Timber Ridge custom Home in Indian Hill of Cincinnati Ohio

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.

Creekside Luxury custom Home in Indian Hill of Cincinnati 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.

kitchen Timber Ridge custom Home in Indian Hill of Cincinnati, Ohio

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.

Design a Home for Entertaining


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.

wallpaper in custom Home in Indian Hill of Cincinnati Ohio

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.