To give a bar area a decidedly luxe look, designer Mariette Barsoum, CKD, of Divine Design+Build chose to accent the tumbled marble tiles with copper to match the sink. “A large decorative copper panel creates an eye-catching focal point,” she says.
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.
An antique fireplace mantel serves a new purpose as a bar counter with bright red tractor seat stools. In the alcove to the left, a refrigerator and copper vessel sink make up the wet bar for this second floor family room.
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.
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.
A gold wet bar with art deco lamp separates a pair of navy blue striped armchairs with nailhead trim and lavender and magenta floral throw pillows. The ottoman features a large, bold pattern with navy geometric shapes. A contemporary natural wood table with copper top and stack of red books add personality to finish the design.
Built-in shelves with back lighting is a convenient and stylish way to store bottles at a wet bar. The smooth wood cabinets are accented with an illuminated copper-colored frame for an intriguing approach to the bar. Neutral stone tile floors blend the space into the rest of the room.
Once a raw, industrial space, designers brought in glitzy design details to create a unique residential space. First, they raised the ceilings from eight foot to nearly eleven, creating a more dramatic space. Then, they installed a luxurious black and white tile floor and complimentary copper pendant lights that became the focal point of the space. Finally, they brought in rich, leather furniture and installed a glamorous wet bar to the space.
Favorite feature: The lighting, which is a custom installation of multiple pendants sourced on Ebay, is definitely what catches most people's eye —it’s the conversation starter that gets all the compliments. That design element set against the truly amazing view of the Long Island Sound and the New York City skyline make for a stunning visual. The custom bar is also exceptional with its luxurious materials, from the antique mirror in the back to the exotic wood cabinetry and beautiful Saint Laurent marble on the counter.