A round ruffle-framed mirror anchors the wall above a rustic wine and liquor storage cabinet with shelving for glassware and bar accessories. Industrial and vintage accents play together in this functional and efficient space highlighted by yellow trellis wallpaper.
This large cart is perfect for a portable wet bar. Cabinet doors shield the glass storage while the top shelf remains open. Attractive bar accessories, copper mugs and liquor bottles add color against the white walls.
This dining room's bar area is in a New York state of mind. The floating cabinet holds wine lying horizontally and liquor bottles behind mesh-front cabinets. Wine glasses hang from a shelf overhead, where New York City prints also rest — but could hold cookbooks, a decanter or other accessories. Succulents and flowers bring life to the space.
One wall in this living room is lined with a mahogany-stained entertainment center that features a large television. Display cases filled with knick knacks, bottles of liquor and statues are accented with cabinet display lighting for a decorative touch in the room.
Open cabinets -- or just shelving -- is a surprise in a kitchen. Usually we're trying to hide stuff! Here, simple tile walls and classic Carrera marble tile countertops create the perfect setup for these rustic shelves used to hold liquor bottles and wine. Any other materials or colors might have made the space feel too busy.
This traditional wet bar is made for entertaining. A whimsical wallpaper pattern that features popular liquors and cocktails, sets the party mood. A silver cocktail mixer, pitcher and serving trays along with a copper ice bucket for chilling champagne sit atop an ample countertop, ready for quick access. The handy wine storage cabinet above and simple sink below make this the perfect work station for any party host.
If you really want a bar but don’t have space to spare, consider using existing architecture elements to corral your spirits and glassware. An example from designer Leanne Ford: “A lot of older houses have corner cabinets in the dining rooms,” she says. “If you have one, take advantage of it. This is a great place to stash your prettiest glassware and liquor bottles. Paint the cabinet high-gloss black to modernize the space and give it an extra shine.”
Multi-hued wallpaper in a leaf pattern picks up on the yellow cabinet fronts. The custom dry-bar provides extra counter space as well as place to store and display liquor. It's clad in oak wood that was salvaged from wood pallets then run through a planer to give it a smooth finish. Free-hanging steel shelves hanging above the bar are ideal for displaying glassware as well as some of vintage collectibles.