Summer is fast coming to a close, and for most Americans this means the start of school, longer nights and cooler weather.
If you’re someone who values the warmer months more than the cooler seasons, this can be a bittersweet time of year.
But rather than despairing about the end of summer, celebrate the time you have left!
Here are some ideas you can use when throwing a party to say goodbye to summer. Continue Reading
Tell us if this scenario sounds familiar: You’re throwing a party. You spend a whole day cleaning and decorating, even in rooms where guests aren’t likely to find themselves, because you never know where company might wander.
Then the day of the party comes, the guests arrive, and no matter how big your living room or clean your dining room, everyone congregates in your kitchen.
It’s not surprising. The kitchen is the most communal room of your home, the center or heart of your house.
It’s where meals are made, fueling conversation and nourishing our families. It’s where we hash out ideas and try new things. The kitchen is where families have serious discussions and play goofy games. Why wouldn’t your friends gravitate to the kitchen?
Here are some tips from Piper Classics to help your guests feel even more welcome in your kitchen the next time you entertain. Continue Reading
The heart of any home is the kitchen. It’s where we entertain guests, cook dinner, laugh with friends, and start our days. Outfitting your kitchen with a rustic country feel will help to create a warm, welcoming space where you can whip up meals and bond with family. It only takes a few small touches to transform a kitchen into a rustic space.
One of the easiest ways to add rustic charm to your kitchen is with a large wooden table or island. Creating a communal space for cooking and eating is a charming addition that gives the feeling of an older American farmhouse. If you don’t have the space for a larger table, try placing wooden accents around the kitchen, like large cutting boards or bowls of fruit. Wood pieces create organic warmth that fits into any style or décor. They come in many different grains and stains, so it is easy to find one that fits. Another simple way to create rustic charm is by hanging your pots and pans from the ceiling. This also helps organize your kitchen equipment for easier cooking.