A built-in bar adds character and function in this Mediterranean-style house that's designed for entertaining. A diamond pattern creates harmonious repetition in the woodwork, while varied fabrics on the swivel barstools add a playful touch.
Low, amber ceiling panels combine with dark wood walls and shelves to create a cavernous, masculine retreat. A mix of comfortable furniture, from the deep suede sofa to the sleek upholstered chair, create a welcoming conversation area, while a built-in bar is perfect for entertaining.
The client loves to entertain, so a built-in bar is located next to their dining room space, and a custom fabricated illuminates above. As a nod to the Victorian architecture, a vintage mirror and antique art piece finish the design.
In a New York City apartment with a spectacular view of the city skyline, designer Amy Lau brought in “gorgeous, sweeping curves and natural materials” in the design of the built-in wet bar to offset the linear visuals. “Organic shapes and materials strikes the perfect balance with the cityscape,” she says.
A full bar features built-in wine storage and ample seating for family and friends. The lower level of this three-story beachfront home serves as a game and media room, bar, exercise room, full bathroom and laundry room. Broad windows let in loads of natural light and put the ocean views on display. Tans, browns, deep greens and blues combine with textures such as woven reeds, metallic, leather and driftwood to bring nature indoors. A feature wall behind the bar was inspired by the client's travels.
Soft hues of beige, brown and orange stir a Mediterranean feel in this luxurious outdoor kitchen. A vaulted ceiling gives the feeling of additional space in this open-air room. A bar with granite counters and built-in grill creates a perfect entertaining spot adjacent to the cozy sitting area with a fireplace.
A full bar services the home theater of this contemporary California beach house. Throughout the spaces, deep earth tones, layered textures and relaxed furnishings soften the crisp white and charcoal framework and reflect the natural beauty of the surrounding harbor. In this space, a patterned backsplash below the countertop creates a dynamic focal point.
In addition to an eat-in kitchen, this single family home has a formal dining room with its own bar. A large chandelier brightens the space, while a round table with blue slipper chairs provides stylish seating.
Upon entering the apartment one is welcomed into an open space housing the living room, dining area and a feature bar wall. This bar wall was custom-designed to add more storage to the apartment and cater to the client's love of hosting and entertaining guests. White upper cabinets contrast the wood finish on the lower cabinets, creating an aesthetic accent. LED accent lighting highlights one of the homeowner's favorite paintings.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson installed an extra 48 inches of cabinet and counter space in this updated white kitchen. Situated directly next to an outdoor patio, the extra space works perfectly as a built-in bar area.