This Labor Day weekend, style your home for one last summer soiree

Labor Day weekend calls for celebration. Not only is it a time to honor American workers and their contributions – it’s a time to say goodbye to summer (and to have a little party while we’re at it)!  Our collection of outdoor living spaces and kitchens are perfect for hosting one last summer soiree. 

Drees homebuyer Tara Berger from the entertaining resource One Stylish Party provided us with the perfect patriotic inspiration.

What better spot to host one final summer cookout than in a stunning outdoor living space. Many of our floor plans feature spacious outdoor living areas that are ideal for a cookout. Outfit this space with a dining table, and your guests can take in serene views while they eat. Bonus: This space is covered, so rain can’t ruin your parade! 

Large windows offer a clear view inside the home, allowing the host to stay in touch with all aspects of the party. And no worries if the party continues into the night – simply light the fireplace for instant warmth and comfort. (We recommend keeping s’mores supplies handy!) 

As we prepare to spend more time inside the home, the kitchen will become increasingly important, so why not also style this space for your Labor Day celebration? 

Many of our homes offer an oversized island in the kitchen, ideal for creating an intricate food spread. You’ll have plenty of room for all of the decorations, sliders and charcuterie boards that you can imagine!

The Cohen kitchen

Upgrade your kitchen appliances and get a large gas range so you can cook up dips and sides in style.

The kitchen is so stunning that you’ll really have to pull out all of the stops when decorating to compete with the space’s focal points – it’s hard not to stare at the cabinets that extend to the ceiling, especially when they’re illuminated. Perhaps it’s better to not compete with the space itself, but to use decorations to compliment its selections.

The Cohen kitchen

Ready to start designing your dream home?

From Instagram inspiration and Pinterest pins to your final floor plan, Drees makes it easy to bring it all together. We know your home is more than a dwelling. It’s an expression of who you are and what you value. Designing a custom home is a very personal endeavor, and we want to be here to help you every step of the way.


Tara Berger from One Stylish Party

Nationally-recognized event stylist and entertaining expert Tara Berger is no stranger to research, inspiration and style selections. She has built a career around curating the perfect look. While her everyday projects often revolve around special events, Tara is excited to be taking on the ultimate styling project of her own.

Tara and her husband Stephen are building a new home, and they’re not just building in a traditional community setting. They’ve decided to build on a three-acre picturesque site that was once home to a vineyard.

To read their home building story, click here.


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