Be a Better Entertainer in 2017

5 Hosting Resolutions for the New Year

What better way to kick off the new year than to learn how to become the ultimate host with the most?

For whatever is on the horizon this year: birthdays, anniversaries, or family visits, you’ll want your home to be an inviting (and dare we say it—enviable!) oasis for your guests, whether you’re hosting a one-night fiesta or a family weekend.

Felicity Wine Cabinet for Entertaining

The felicity wine cabinet topped with urty vases and backed by a cactus print.

1. Refresh.

Maybe you don’t need a whole dining or living room set. But small changes can go a long way in refreshing your space. Think table runners, candle holders, votives, florals, a new clock or wall hanging. Your sister-in-law from out of state will think you made over the whole room.

2. Recharge.

With tech products being so ubiquitous—from cell phones to iPads to Alexa—you’ll want to make it easy for your guests to charge up. Consider gadget-friendly pieces with built-in power outlets, wire access, and added media storage.

top: colleen console with wire access. bottom: chesterfield nightstand with built in power outlet.

The colleen tv console (top) provides easy cord access. The chesterfield nightstand features a built-in power outlet for cell phones or Kindles.

3. Rest.

Bar and counter stools are an easy, casual way for a foot-weary guest to slip into a seat, while still chatting and digging into the hors d’oeuvres. You always want to keep the party going!

What’s your style? Woven, swivel, saddle seat, upholstered? With a back, or without?

bar and counter stools for entertaining

Cool stools: top left: backless catalina counter stool; top right: audrey swivel stool; bottom left: brentwood counter stool; bottom right: Yasmin bar stool.

4. Red Wine anyone?

Wine-on-the-go is always a party hit; bar carts can offer mobility from room to room.

In addition, servers, hutches, and cabinets offer ample wine and bottle storage, with style. These multifunctional pieces showcase a variety of unique looks, from vintage to modern to rustic.

montgomery wine storage

the montgomery wine server stores up to 18 bottles.

5. Rely on a professional. Don’t know where to begin? Let our professional Design Associates help. They offer free in-store consultations, or they can come directly to your home. They listen to your needs and wants, take meticulous measurements, help with color schemes, suggest what pieces would fit best where, and more.

Happy Hosting!


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