Beautifully asymmetrical shelving in dark wood against textured pearl white wallpaper in this kitchen niche perfectly display this client’s collection of exclusive and upscale liquors, giving this kitchen a lounge-like atmosphere.
With the addition of extra cabinetry during renovation of this midcentury home and kitchen, space was created for little luxuries like this liquor cabinet. The cabinet was lined with colorful wallpaper, making it attractive enough to leave open for display.
A lounge for adults gathered in the home is tucked away off the great room. Custom plaster detail and a Murano glass chandelier adorn the ceiling, and sliding glass doors open to the back deck. Glass shelves elegantly display the homeowners' liquor collection.
Shelf lighting illuminating the liquor bottles adds a colorful and decorative look to this bar. A painted brick accent wall features bold lettering and compliments the neutral and black tones in the room. Green bar chairs line the bar for a clean, contemporary finish.
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.
Now that your bar is beautiful, what should you serve your guests? Christian May of Maison 21 suggests mixing the practical with the unexpected. "Have a selection of basic liquors: vodka, gin, bourbon or whiskey and vermouth," May says. "Round these out with a few funky liquors in bottles with different shapes for visual appeal."