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The Return of the Dinner Party and the Dining Room

The ideal step between Zoom entertaining and running out to a crowded restaurant is the at home dinner party.  And for that you need an attractive dining space!  No matter what your  style, the ideal dining area will help you host a gathering where friends and family can share good times and a great meal in privacy.  While an entire room dedicated for formal dining fell from grace in the 90’s, we have never been able to completely part with the concept.  We will always want an area where we can elevate the dining experience.  The newest ideas promise to lure us away from eating at the kitchen island and bring us together again around a table. The emphasis is on pleasure, not the preparation, for the freshest dining room concepts.

The Formal Dining Room

Lowell Custom Home Remodel with The Design Coach

Don’t confuse formal with stuffy.  A designated room just means that your guests will gather together and have conversations with few distractions.  Details like beamed ceilings and built in beverage bars create beautiful ambiance with ease.   Keep up the attitude but tone down the effort by ordering in your favorite cuisine from a local restaurant.

The Open Dining Area

Lowell Custom Home with Interior Design by Drake Interiors, LTD

When your style is free flowing, a dining room that is open to other living areas will suit you just fine.  This dining space welcomes guest from the home’s entry and joins with the kitchen for expanded entertainment opportunity.

The Hub

When versatility is needed, we love the idea of creating a space that is multi-purpose.  Floating a long table between the kitchen and living room encourages movement for entertainment and living options.

 

The Transitional Area

Lowell Custom Home with Architect Jason Bernard

Placing the dining table adjacent to a folding glass wall of windows will let you enjoy the fresh area with an easy transition to outdoor living space.

 

Blurring the Lines

Lowell Custom Homes with Conservatory Craftsmen

Year-round appreciation of nature is challenging in the Midwest, so adding a dining table to the conservatory or sunroom will expand your outdoor seasons.

The Outdoor Dining Experience

And when it’s finally time to celebrate the arrival of warm weather, an outdoor dining space that opens to indoor dining and kitchen prep zone is just what you need!

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Battle of the Bunks – Bunk Beds and Bunkrooms defeat the blow-up mattress!

The latest trend making its way into the most stylish homes of Lake Geneva is reminiscent of pillow fights and childhood sleepovers. Bunk beds and even bunkrooms are becoming the guest quarters of choice. There is an appealing social factor to this trend that blends sleeping arrangements with the ability to spend quality time together. You are never too old for a sleepover!

Bunk Bed room at luxury hotel start trend in homes for guest room accommodations
Even boutique hotels are introducing bunk options. Not only is this attractive to families, but the luxurious feather bedding and 300+ thread count sheets draw big kid pajama parties and friend getaways.
For the Lake Geneva homeowner, bunks are the best way to maximize space without compromising style. Children, grandchildren and long-lost cousins can all have a place to rest for round-the-clock togetherness and good times.
Which bunk bed concept is the best fit for your home? Let’s look at the possibilities . . .
Lowell Custom Homes Bunk Room with open concept and built in bunk beds to sleep 4 to 6 people
An open and airy space with built-in bunks will transform one bedroom into a space for 4 – 6 houseguests. Keep the base bunk low to allow extra headroom for your full-grown bunkmates.

Playing with themes can add an element of intrigue for your guests.  We created enclosed bunks with The Design Coach, Phillip Sassano, to be more Orient-Express than summer camp. Each is like a mini room with privacy curtains, storage and individual lighting, all wrapped up in plushy velvet comfort.
Lowell Custom Homes Unused space can be transformed into a guest area when fitted with freestanding or built-in bunk beds.
Unused space can be transformed into a guest area when fitted with freestanding or built-in bunk beds. Consider an open niche, attic space, or even a generous hallway that can be lined with bunks.  Each cozy little cocoon will attract kids of all ages when it’s time to take a snooze.
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Encourage camp-like comradely, minus the swirlies, with an adjoining locker and shower room. Beautifully detailed bunks feature specialized lighting and easy access steps instead of a ladder for ageless appeal.

We have a dedicated staff of professionals including an AIA architect, Interior Designers & Construction Superintendents who  are all pleased to help you with your home projects!

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Home for the Holidays!

How-To Create a Home for Entertaining & Celebrating

Home is the place where holiday celebrations begin. Whether you are entertaining a crowd or planning quiet family time, preparing your home with decorative touches will add meaning and special memories to the holiday season.
Today we are going take you through a LOWELL custom home to demonstrate opportunities and ideas you can use to set the mood in your own home.

Remember you can do as much or as little as you like, the intention is what makes it meaningful.

For “how-to” information on these ideas and more, go to our special Pinterest board:

Lowell Home for the Holidays!

1 Welcoming entry PIX

2 Flow throughout home PIX

3 Gathering Kitchen PIX

4 Cozy Evening PIX

5 Dinner Party PIX

6 Guest Suite PIX

Happy Holidays from Lowell!

Room images are from Lowell Management Services, Inc.

All other images are via Pinterest where you can locate the source, recipes and DIY information:  Lowell Home for the Holidays!