Beyond offering a place to mix drinks, a wet bar can play an important design role in a home with an open layout, linking the kitchen workspace with the entertaining areas of the house. Here, designer Amy Darooge used rustic materials to create a coherent style throughout. She chose distressed wood cabinetry, a copper sink and faucet, and “the material on the counter is walnut with a live ledge,” she says.
The wet bar, which features ample cabinet space and an island, is easily accessible for grabbing a cocktail on the way to the adjoining great room. The rich walnut cabinetry matches the kitchen cabinetry, giving the home a sense of unity.
A wet bar rests in the back of the living space. This bar has bleached walnut cabinets and a marble countertop to keep the space feeling modern and sophisticated, but to make this area really pop, designers added a honey onyx backsplash with back lighting and floating star fire glass shelves, allowing this to be the focal point of the room, illuminating the living space.