As seen on HGTV's America's Most Desperate Kitchens, Anthony and John created a custom-built, live edge tasting bar that perfectly complements the wild thistle wallpaper covering the bar. This gives these homeowners the perfect place to entertain.
Quartz countertops are gaining popularity in the kitchen for their durability, easy maintenance and attractive colors and patterns. In this kitchen, white quartz countertops and dove white countertops are paired with a live-edge walnut bar-top for gorgeous contrast.
Created by bonding layers of hardwood (“plies”) together in a cross-grain construction, engineered hardwood floors are more stable and can withstand higher levels of humidity than solid hardwood floors. In this kitchen, engineered hardwoods are paired with white cabinets and countertops and a live-edge walnut bar-top.
An L-shaped island serves as both a prep area and breakfast bar that also lends itself to entertaining and conversation. Distressed white cabinets keep with the kitchen's traditional look while metal bar chairs and pendant lights give it a contemporary edge.
Designers created a custom beverage bar with light gray cabinets to complement the interior doors. Above the cabinets is a chalk board wall that adds a touch of trendy pizzaz, while the live edge, reclaimed wood shelves add rustic charm to the space.
Featured on HGTV's America's Most Desperate Kitchens, both the kitchen and dining room areas were small and closed off, so designers John and Anthony took out part of the kitchen wall, creating a bar area that opens both spaces making them feel larger.
White ceilings and walls brighten this open space to give it an airy feel. The bar area boasts a navy blue waterfall edge countertop that both anchors and defines that space. Light wood floors unify the separate living spaces.
Why travel to the kitchen for a cocktail when this lovely, living room bar cart is within reach? Jackson Paige Interiors created this niche within a doorway of the living room that functions well for a quick pick-me-up after a long day at the office. The luminosity of the glassware, light fixtures and other amenities against the darker teal wall confer a sophisticated edge.
For a family home in Houston, the designers of Laura U Interior Design created a comfortable seating area just off the kitchen. The team used color and accessories to create a cohesive look throughout the wide open area. “While the majority of the color palette is neutral, we weave a lively turquoise through each space: pillows and an area rug in the family, bar stool frames in the kitchen, and a show-stopping chandelier in the breakfast space,” they explain. “The entire space is further unified through the window treatments which are a combination of Hunter Douglas Silhouette shades and custom drapery with a turquoise band on the leading edge. A cheerful yellow and just a dash of orange set off the color scheme while touches of gold and a natural wood (teak root table and driftwood at the island) add eclectic charm.”