Add furniture or accessories that can double as extra seating to accommodate a crowd. Meg outfitted the deep fireplace hearth with custom cushions and added portable woven cubes for seating in a pinch. “We have a really large family,” says Meg. “Gatherings turn into 40 people in no time flat.”
Pillow, dining chair cushion, and bench cushion and pillow fabric: Alan Campbell’s Cap Ferrat (AC103-21); quadrillefabrics.com.