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Entertaining Spaces

Entertaining Spaces

Preparing a meal for or having a glass of wine with friends and family are among the most enjoyable moments shared at home. These inspiring spaces by area professionals, from kitchens to outdoor dining rooms, set the scene.

An Old World Wine Cellar
Charles Hilton Architects
Antique hand-hewn beams and barn siding were fitted with new matching oak storage racks in this 250-square-foot cellar on the basement level of a French Normandy-style residence in Greenwich, CT. Several thousand bottles can be stored here, with areas for standard, magnum and jerobaum bottle storage, as well as space for crates. Although it has an antique look, it features seamlessly integrated modern technologies, such as a digital scanning system that logs and organizes the collection. hiltonarchitects.com
Photograph by woodruff/brown architectural photography

Farmhouse Kitchen
Tractor Counter Stools by Design Within Reach were the perfect choice for this modern farmhouse. The globe light fixtures are from Rejuvenation and the gooseneck bridge faucet is by Perrin & Rowe.

A Farmhouse kitchen
CFK Interiors
Designer Claudia Kalur created this clean, modern kitchen in South Kent, CT, for a young family who divides time between New York City and Litchfield County. The home is set on eight acres overlooking Greer Mountain. The countertops are Carrara marble and the range and hood are by Wolf. Cabinets are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Winter White and the island is in Benjamin Moore’s Wrought Iron. cfkinteriors.com
Photograph by Claudia Kalur

Chic Bar
The room’s window treatments are made from a metallic JAB fabric layered with a gray sateen lining by Sacco, and the Gregoire sofa is by Verellen.

A Chic Bar
Lillian August
Nancy Galasso and Richard Cerrone designed this sophisticated entertaining spot in a Westport, CT, home. The room’s main design element is the Bolier bar in natural linen with burnished bronze handles and interior, smoked mirror back and LED lighting. Custom metallic wall paint adds to the modern aesthetic. lillianaugust.com
Photograph by Lorin Klaris

Loggia
The loggia’s outdoor furniture and accessories are from Seasons Too in Darien, CT. The teak table and chairs are by Gloster and the bar cart is from Cast Classics.

A Relaxing Loggia
Wadia Associates
This breezy outdoor space is part of an original 1930s home in New Canaan, CT, which was 80 percent gutted and underwent a deep rehab. A new slate roof and timber façade with stucco wrap forms the stately exterior. Special features such as the home’s original steel casement windows were carefully salvaged and restored. wadiaassociates.com
Photograph by James Merrill

Waterfront Kitchen
Polished nickel light fixtures by Urban Electric Co. hang above the kitchen island, and Quadrille’s Persepolis fabric lines
the walls in the adjacent family room.

A Waterfront Kitchen
Lee Ann Thornton Interiors
For this kitchen facing the Long Island Sound in Greenwich, CT, designer Lee Ann Thornton chose an array of rich blues to provide a coastal feel. The kitchen island is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe, while all other kitchen cabinetry is in Benjamin Moore’s White Dove. A collection of blue and white ceramics fills the kitchen and adjoining family room.  leeannthornton.com
Photograph by James Merrill

The Jared pendant lights by Arteriors that hang above the kitchen island were provided by  the Nantucket Lightshop. The coffee table  and dining chairs are  by Palecek.
The Jared pendant lights by Arteriors that hang above the kitchen island were provided by the Nantucket Lightshop. The coffee table and dining chairs areby Palecek.

A Nantucket Live-in Kitchen
KMS Designs
During the process of gutting this Nantucket house, designer Karli Stahl and her husband (a local builder) lifted and moved it forward 100 feet so they were able to complete this great room/kitchen addition. The result is a multifunctional living and cooking space that is both chic and comfortable. The kitchen countertops and fireplace surround are made from ocean blue Travertine. kmsinteriordesign.com
Photograph by Nathan Coe

Coastal Dining Room
Custom dining chairs with blue upholstery are from Marie’s Corner and the pendant lights are by Roost.

A Coastal Dining Room
Voce Di
This second home in Hobe Sound, FL, was designed to be the consummate vacation retreat, with indoor-outdoor living and light-filled views to the vast garden and pools. The Didier Cabuy tables provide flexibility in the dining room; they can be combined for more formal dinner parties or separated for use at the custom banquette. Blue upholstery mirrors the water views outside. vocediid.com
Photograph by Costas Picadas

Pantry
Antique pantry doors were purchased through Old House Parts Company.

A Charming Pantry
Kaminski Construction Management
Erik Kaminski of Nantucket built this kitchen pantry for his clients who wanted the look of a historic home with the luxuries of today. The result was a newly-constructed farmhouse with modern amenities. The showstopper in the project is turn-of-the-century screen doors salvaged from a general store in Maine. kaminski-construction.com
Photograph by Jared Kuzia

Dining Room
The Newbury dining table, Tucker chairs, Lowry pendant light and Nolan rug are all from Serena & Lily.

A Saltwashed Dining Room
Serena & Lily
This dining room has a mixed aesthetic that conveys comfort and a “California-meets-coastal New England” style. Durable hardwoods in a whitewashed finish provide a relaxed feel, but clean lines keep it modern. serenaandlily.com
Photograph by Laurie Frankel

Country Kitchen
Subzero refrigerator/ freezers are paneled in matching cabinetry detail. Crystorama chandeliers are from Klaff’s.

A Country Kitchen
Klaff’s
Designer Nicholas Geragi of Klaff’s created this farmhouse kitchen in Wilton, CT, featuring wide plank rustic wood flooring, a custom carved Carrara marble sink and countertops, and a maple butcher block work surface with a hammered nickel sink. Final touches were chosen to balance sophistication with rustic style such as hand-painted backsplash tile and
porcelain/antique pewter hardware. klaffs.com

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