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C O N T E M P O R A R Y H O M E B Y

L AW R A N C E

Roomy, adaptable

sectional seating

encourages

guests to linger.

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Use sectionals

to create a spacious

and welcoming

conversation area.

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Use sectional or

modular seating to create

a conversation zone.

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This single-purpose

dining area is beautifully

appointed, yet relaxed.

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ummer cookouts are just the

beginning. Entertain friends and

family year-round by equipping

your home with the best in dining, bar

and cinema furnishings.

Conversation

Modular seating sets offer amazing

comfort and flexibility. They’re ideal

for rooms dedicated to togetherness

and conversation, and can be

reconfigured whenever the occasion

calls for it. A large modular set does

away with the awkwardness of trying

to position a traditional sofa and chairs

into a configuration that works for

everybody in the room.

Dining

Whether you use it every day or reserve

it for guests, a formal dining room sets

a special tone for meals. What better

way to showcase your style and enhance

the dining experience than to host in

a spectacular room? And formal need

not mean conservative or stuffy. Start

with a table that makes you want to

permanently retire the tablecloth; think

quality materials, sculptural legs and

gorgeous finishes. While matching

chairs are a good look, they’re not the

only game in town; mix and match

chairs that are different shapes but the

same color — or vice versa — to create

an impression that’s unconventional but

still sophisticated. Hang a dramatic

light fitting directly above the table

to complete your modern formal

dining room.

Gathering

Invite your guests to settle in awhile

with a row of stylish barstools.

Designers often pour a great deal of

creativity into barstools, and they offer

a fabulous opportunity to run wild with

color and style. Pair them with a high

kitchen counter for a flexible solution

where the kids can have breakfast in the

morning and the adults can share a drink

at night. A well-appointed high counter

or breakfast bar can also make cooking

more social; rather than abandoning

your guests while you prepare dinner,

invite them to join you over appetizers

and a glass of wine while you work!

Don’t have the space for a high counter

or bar table? Consider a bar cart. They

look spectacular when parked in a

corner of the dining or living room, and

allow you to move your entire collection

of bartending gear, glasses and bottles to

wherever your guests are. You’ll always

be ready to take the party poolside,

serve after dinner cocktails, or let

visitors try their hands at mixology.

Made for

Entertaining

DESIGN

ENTERTAIN IN STYLE

These designer pieces

are all about fun