Design the Flow of Your Home with Guests in Mind


Text by Robert C. Martin / Photography by John O’Hagan

Wonderful views, free-flowing rooms, and comfortable, well-chosen furnishings make this home the perfect spot for entertaining.

Have you ever been to a party where, instead of everyone congregating in one room, they moved freely from space to space as though the entire house was planned that way? For Judy Horton and her family, their open and inviting home fits this description to a tee. Designed by architect Bill Ingram, this abode exudes an understated elegance that immediately puts anyone who walks through the front door at ease. “From the moment we moved in, our intent was to make it comfortable,” Judy says. “We wanted it to not only reflect a timeless style but to also accommodate whatever kind of get-together we were hosting—whether it was a cozy group of friends or a larger gathering.”