With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, let’s enjoy a virtual meal together! I love to imagine how people use spaces to entertain, spend time with their families and friends, and relax. And what better way to look at how to use a dining room than to think about different types of meals and how to serve them! So, let’s eat!
Home Cooked Meal
This homeowner likes to make everything from scratch whenever possible. Using healthy, natural, home grown and locally-sourced ingredients, you’ll spend time making sure it all looks amazing, tastes great, and is good for your family. Your kitchen and dining room reflect this care, with personal touches and everything just so for a delicious, delightful family meal, seated around the formal dining table.
Take-Out & Delivery
An ideal meal for the bachelor, or the perpetual entertainer! The main investment in time is spent selecting the restaurant or type of food desired. Having food delivered to this city pad means you can spend more time getting to know your date or your friends. With little to no cleanup afterward, you can forget about doing the dishes and get down to dishing on each other.
If this dining room tickles your fancy, I bet you have a sentimental vintage serving trolley that you would use to wheel your meal in from the kitchen, don’t you? And of course the plates, bowls and silverware are all vintage, and they match your traditional stemware. The only thing you wouldn’t use is the matching ashtray – how gauche! Fill with candy instead.
Artisanal Hors d’Oeuvres
As a lover of art, sculpture, and color, this dining room will be perfect for you. Serving artisanal hors d’oeuvres matches your artistic flair! Present a delicious Italian crostini layered with a slice of mozzarella, tomato, and topped with a fresh basil leaf, plus peppers transformed into edible bowls of spinach dip, all beautifully featured in this stylish mid-century modern dining area.
Who could imagine a holiday season without a cocktail party? Not this dining room, that’s for sure! Colorful and cool, if you love to select just the right music, prepare cocktails in drink-appropriate glasses, and offer appetizers on special serving ware, then a dramatic high-ceiling dining room like this might be the one to raise a glass to! Cheers!
If you know what meal you’d like to serve in your dining room, but your surroundings don’t live up to your fantasy, why not ask Kimball Starr to be your maitre’d? She creates beautiful, functional, stylish dining rooms throughout the Northern California and Lake Tahoe area. Give Kimball a call today!