The dry bar includes a built-in under counter refrigerator with drawers for bottles of water and other beverages, and closed storage for entertaining essentials. The bar top offers room for serving trays, as well as eye-catching sculptures and framed photos that personalize the space.
You can unify a shelf display by function, too. Mary Carol Garrity, author of Feather Your Nest: It's All in the Details and the owner of Nell Hill's, an accessories emporium in Atchison, Kan., likes to turn a shelf into a bar or a serving station. "Take out the shelf above to create more room, then top a tray with pretty cut-crystal decanters and glassware," she suggests. Design by Emily Henderson.
This living room pairs together traditional all-over wood paneling with contemporary touches, like black and white artwork. A black cabinet with a heather gray front features a bar tray and several stacked books, while a white lampshade sconce hangs above.
A three paneled tray ceiling fits the sophisticated look of this kitchen. Yellow walls peak out over the neutral cabinetry adding a touch of bright color in the neutral design scheme. Leather chairs at the curved edge of the island creates a cozy eat in space featuring individual lamps lighting each place setting.
A tray with high sides placed on a stand makes an excellent bar. Placing a mirror behind it shows off all the pretty bottles and different colored liquids. Add a cozy armchair and voila - instant relaxation.