How To : Styling your Home with Versatile Entertaining Pieces

glass nesting coffee table

Although Christmas is done and dusted, the Festive Season is still not over. New Years Eve marks another holiday where, yet again, we'll be busy organising our homes for celebrations and get-togethers. With plenty of platters and bubbly to go around, you'll want to ensure your home is both beautiful and practical, so when it comes to entertaining your group of guests, look to versatile pieces with dual functionalities, such as ottomans, side tables and nesting coffee tables. Below I have listed my favourite Max Sparrow pieces that promise to make your home interior enviable, and your New Years Eve entertaining that much easier…

1. Ottomans and Stools

contemporary bench seat leather bench

An ottoman or stool makes for a versatile seating option – look to my Donovan Low Stool for its metal base and leather surface, creating a sturdy yet comfortable seat, yet still light enough to be able to manoeuvre from space to space. When the festive season is over and your home returns to normal, place two of these handsome pieces front to back to create a trendy alternative to a coffee table – just place a tray on top and you have yourself a stable surface to rest your drinks on.

Likewise, my Savoy Rectangular Ottoman isn’t only suited to the end of your bed – sit this show-stopping piece against a wall in your living room and decorate with some stylish cushions to create a comfortable and inviting seating option for your guests. The Savoy Rectangular Ottoman offers a luxurious aesthetic, whilst the endless storage is a practical feature that any household is sure to appreciate. I love ottomans for the living room, as they can double as a coffee table, or as a comfortable place to rest your tired feet.

contemporary ottoman  contemporary upholstered ottoman

The perfect addition to an entertainer’s living room,the Bach Cocktail Ottoman features a practical tray neatly cradling an upholstered top to create a convenient hard surface, which can also be removed to maximise the comfortable cushioned bench if you’re in need of extra seating.

2. Nesting Coffee Tables and Sets

coffee table set  classic living room

Featuring a rich timber top and metal base, the Palm Beach Coffee Table Set can compliment both classic, and contemporary interior styles. Place all three pieces together to create one large coffee table, or use the ends as individual side tables – it’s a standout versatile furniture piece if ever I’ve seen one! Likewise, my Florence Coffee Table Set offers versatility at its finest. You can use the semi-circle ends as side tables on either side of a sofa, or nest the three separate pieces together for a chic, multi-tiered display.

 nesting coffee table  glass nesting table 

3. Side Tables and Accents

There;s no going past bubble glass for an accent feature piece! Not only is the bubble feature of my Manhattan Glass Bubble Top Side Table a fun representation of the champagne-filled festive season, it’s small, contemporary and sturdy frame creates the perfect base to set your plate on, which is why the Manhattan Side Table is a go-to for entertaining.

glass side table

Entertaining isn’t the same without a beautiful bar cart, and the Antibes Beverage Cart is just that! Featuring a delicate grey blue finish topped off with a mix of matte bronze and gold, this piece will be right on trend for 2016.

For an elegant and sophisticated addition to your living room, take a look at the Hermes-inspired Arlington Nesting Side Tables. The removable leather trays make it easy to take any delicious finger food from the kitchen to your guests, and finish resting atop a luxurious matte gold frame.

nesting side table nest of tables

The Hampton aesthetic has been a popular interior style of late, and one that doesn’t look set to slow down; my Montauk Marble Top Cane Side Table fits right in. A beautiful marble adorns the top, while textured cane and a nailhead trim feature on the doors, opening up to a large amount of storage space and adjustable shelf – enough room to store your favourite bottles of wine and a collection of glasses.

When entertaining this New Years Eve, don’t go past my versatile Max Sparrow pieces such as ottomans, side tables and nesting coffee tables, for a comfortable and practical interior that does anything but skimp on luxury and style. What are your tips for a versatile home environment? Share with me in the comments below!

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