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Traditional Glam Home Design

Traditional Glam Home Design

Just 10 minutes with Ms Rene and you’ll understand why her home retreat includes a traditional style with glamorous details. Warm gold fills the rooms offering a feeling of livable opulence. The mirrored dining room table reflects a not only the stunning artwork, but light to make the space feel larger. The stately upholstered headboard with lush bedding makes one want to climb in and feel like a queen. The bedroom luxuries don’t stop there; an agate table, shag rug, wingback chair, and mirrored armoire all offer highlights for the senses. Everything comes together with the details in the lighting, art and accessories in the entry and bathrooms, and the living room layout. we are thinking Rene has a humble home fit for a queen.

Effortless Entertaining

Effortless Entertaining

The travel plans are set, menus prepared, and decorations ready, but is your dining room? While the essentials of a great gathering require nothing more than excellent food and company, a comfortable space should be at the top of the list.

Before painting or purchasing, make a plan for effortless entertaining. Ask yourself, “How many people do you entertain at once? How do you plan to use your space? Will you need storage? Would you like an area to mix or serve cocktails?” With all of these thoughts in mind, the next step is to determine your ideal table. Your ideal table size is at least 36 inches deep to allow for place settings and serving pieces by 24 inches around the outside for each person you would like to seat. Select a shape that fits your needs. Rectangle tables are the most popular, as they fill rooms well and are good for both small and large groups. For an intimate setting of up to eight people, round and square tables offer a conversational atmosphere. Whether round and square, the larger the table, the harder it becomes to reach the items in the middle of the table as well as talk to others across from you. This is why round and square tables are best for smaller groups. To seat four people, select a 36-44 inch round or square; for 4-6 choose 44-54 inch and 6-8 select 60-70 inch. For groups larger than eight, consider a rectangular table instead.

Next, start laying out your options by measuring your space and implementing these basics to help you work from the outside of the room toward the middle. Measure the entire space first, then from your walls allow 42-48 inches to the edge of the table. This distance will enable your guests to sit and easily get up from their seats. The space remaining in the middle of your room is the maximum table size you can accommodate. Compare this size to your ideal table size and begin with the fun steps.

Once you have identified your perfect table size, you can focus on selecting the materials and style, as well as seating for your table. If you are ready to invest in your forever furniture and would like an heirloom piece, spoil yourself with Amish quality. Amish is not a style, but a standard in quality and craftsmanship. Handcrafted in the USA, Amish furniture is fully customizable in your choice of hardwoods, finishes, and styles. Wood is not your only option, as metal, glass, and marble are used to design rustic, contemporary, mid-century and industrial styles.

Table bases come in a variety of choices. Pedestal bases allow uninterrupted seating arrangements as there are no legs to interfere. Farm tables also have a central base, while most often you will find designs with legs. It is important to test the positioning of the legs with the type and amount of seating you are planning. To soften your room, add texture with upholstered seating and don’t be afraid to mix and match. Pairing a bench with chairs or materials like wood, metal, and fabric creates a curated feel with depth and dimension.

If your optimal table and room measurements allow for additional open space, consider addressing your storage or serving needs. This space could accommodate storage and food serving on a sideboard or cabinet. An armoire or hutch offers increased storage space in the same footprint. Craft cocktails and in-home bars are gaining in popularity; a bar cart fits well for small areas while bar cabinets and standing wine racks can fill larger spaces.

Finish your space with statement lighting and art, invite some guests over and find that your well-planned space offers effortless entertaining.

Midwest Warmth

Midwest Warmth

There is no need to find a new house when all you need is an update to make your current home just what you envision. From floor to ceiling this home makeover created a warm atmosphere with lots of raw texture. The entryway leads to a seating area for reading with a desk and printer for work which opens directly into the dining room followed by the living room. The position of the furniture creates definitive areas for each activity without the need for walls or separators. The same warm brown textured flooring runs lengthwise throughout the open space with custom windows and drapery created by the Montgomery’s workroom team. Natural fabrics of the rugs and hides add texture to the floor and pull in the texures of the furniture. On the living room sectional you’ll find custom created throw pillows from our work room paired with coordinated sofa pillows. This home is an exemplary example of warm textures making a house feel like a home.

Contemporary Rustic

Contemporary Rustic

Designed as a retirement or starter home this single story three room home packs a lot into its compact space. Openness is maintained while separation achieved by a central fireplace that floats between the eating and living spaces. The dining table is large enough to seat four daily or to extend to seat more, while another three can sit comfortably at the kitchen counter. The master bedroom also offers a private bath with a walk in shower and soak tub. We filled the bedroom with lots of texture and added style with large art in the bathroom. One of the bonus rooms allowed for an office space and additional entertainment area. The living room, however, is our favorite, with tall ceilings and windows to light the space. A sectional and two occasional chairs offer seating for 6-8 while enjoying art and accents to compliment the natural tones with lots of texture. As you browse the images take notice of the task and accent lighting. They add to each space.

Neutral Glow

Neutral Glow

After losing their home and belongings in a house fire the B Family came to Montgomery’s in Watertown with the goal of making their new house feel like a home. Mimicking areas they loved in their previous home but injecting a different look made it comfortable for both the family and guests. It was important to the family to create ample seating and you’ll find obvious areas in the living rooms with sectionals, but also the seating nook off the kitchen and custom stools around the kitchen counter. Our design team also worked with the family to provide custom window fashions, mattresses, art, accessories, and the majority of the furniture. It was our pleasure to help the B family make the house a home.

BROOKE NELSON
DESIGN CONSULTANT | WATERTOWN
B.NELSON@MONTGOMERYS.COM
605.886.5000 EXT.206

KANDICE HANLEY
DESIGN CONSULTANT | WATERTOWN
K.HANLEY@MONTGOMERYS.COM
605.886.5000 EXT.223

Lakeside Living

Lakeside Living

Shall we go outside or stay in? A dilemma for the owners of this lakeside retreat. The Madison Montgomery’s design team worked with the builder to select the flooring, lighting, and window fashions. The flooring includes carpet in the main living areas and bedrooms, tile in the kitchen and bathrooms, and in the lower level a luxury vinyl plank was selected as it is an easy surface to clean after a day on the lake. Hunter Douglas window fashions were installed throughout the home including soft fabric roman shade with power view controls. The controls allow the resident to raise and lower one or all of the shades with the touch of a button.

Our team enjoyed furnishing the home to complete the look. They selected easy clean fabrics, rich materials, and subtle patterns. The seagrass chairs in the dining room are repeated in the seagrass vase in the living room. An upholstered bed in the master bedroom in a king size was used to scale the oversize room which still had space for a reading corner and multiple dressers. This home is ready for a worthy resident thanks to a great builder. Lee Schelling, thank you for working with us.

Set the Table

Set the Table

The holidays are a time for friends, family and gathering around the table. And what better way to enhance your formal or casual—but undoubtedly festive—atmosphere than with the perfect table setting.

A beautifully appointed holiday spread begins with the table itself: round, oval, or banquet-style. A round or oval table is perfect for smaller spaces, and is typically more formal (our stunning Grace table is lovely option, bottom right this page), while a rectangle banquet-style table provides a cozy, familial air, like our Solid Rietta model, opposite.

Beyond the table itself, a dinning set can be customized with seating options tailored specifically to the space and occasion. From chairs to benches to stools, all available in a bevy of styles and colors, there’s no limit to the beauty a table can provide.

As you dress your table this holiday season, be sure to consider the table itself; it is the first step to the perfectly festive holiday gathering!

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