Carved out of a non-functional wall space, an intimate bar and serving area was designed for a family that entertains guests. A mirror wall continues the design from behind the couch while making the space feel bigger. Two ottomans were added for extra seating; they can be tucked away under the serving table when not in use.
To get a coastal look for less, hit estate sales, flea markets and garage sales to find cool, kitschy items like the Jim Beam commemorative decanter, hand-carved wooden fish and blue glass bottle used on this beachy bar.
Amazing architectural details and great bones call to be enhanced with rich industrial finds mixed with eclectic, modern touches. A pair of leather chairs is a cozy spot to enjoy conversation and drinks from the rustic bar.
This contemporary outdoor living space features a sleek bar perfect for entertaining. To avoid trips back into the house, a shelf was built into the wall for displays and to hold dishes for serving and eating.
Broken Spanish is deeply devoted to a homey Mexican-American décor and offers a variety of dining experiences, from easy going two- and four-tops in the main room to elevated, communal-style seating running along the center.
If the brightest white is not desirable or appropriate to your particular project, tone it down a few notches. This modern, warm brown billiards and bar area creates a cozy space for family and friends.
Who needs a beverage? Everyone will want one in this striking and spacious wet bar area. The embellished floor medallion inlay, beige wainscoting and matching over-sized crown molding open this space up and make it fun and inviting.
Just off the Mediterranean kitchen is another bar area that gives the homeowners plenty of space for their frequent parties. Underfoot, a tapered French limestone floor gives the kitchen some "ooh-la-la" oomph. The darker cabinets here contrast with the maple wood cabinets in the kitchen, which have an opaque paint glaze called "modeling," giving a leathery effect that plays nicely off the aged metal hardware.
Rustic touches like a wood chandelier and wildlife statues accent this modern bar and dining area. The custom glass bar is clad in Bettiger photo art and the front was created with a 3 form resin for a textured look.
This outdoor space boasts plenty of Texas charm and was actually created to resemble an open-range saloon. To shade the existing concrete patio and add Southern flair, the designers created a cedar arbor in a fan-shaped pattern. The kitchen and grill area were built with block and dry stack stone. Adjacent to the kitchen, there's even a fire pit and additional seating for extra guest entertainment.