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.
Where crisp white cabinetry and a cool marble backsplash make the kitchen feel light and airy, a custom walnut range hood adds natural color and warmth to the space. Raw leather drawer and cabinet pulls offer natural texture as well.
Exotic walnut flooring was used throughout the whole space, and into the dining and living areas on either side of the kitchen to create a harmonious flow. The contrasting white countertops and upper cabinetry keep the kitchen feeling open and inviting.
The kitchen is reconfigured to showcase a central island with waterfall edges and light open shelving. Custom walnut cabinetry with brass and matte black accents keep it feeling both warm and masculine.
Sleek walnut cabinetry is paired with sleek white countertops, while the large center island is clad in waterfall edge countertops. Open shelves keep dishes and glasses handy and create an open, airy atmosphere.
Walnut cabinetry pairs with streamlined white countertops in this Scandinavian-inspired kitchen. Open shelves keep glasses handy and allow for an airy, bright feel. Vertical rectangular white tiles make for a striking backsplash.
This gorgeous kitchen design offers an exciting play of contrasts of rich walnut wood, stone, copper and glass. Exquisite cabinetry detailing and luxurious finishes create a classic ambiance consistent with the rest of the home.
Rich black, enameled cabinetry with accents of Peruvian walnut are the dramatic cornerstone of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 kitchen. The sophisticated look is completed with brushed and polished metal hardware, white stone counters and geometric glass tiles, while a custom quartz crystal-encrusted ceiling cove crowns the space.
A banquette features a sofa and eight seats with cushions used to emphasize the Moorish textures and furniture styling. The custom veneer panels creating the banquette area were hand-stained on site and made to match the walnut cabinetry.
This kitchen's muted aubergine background offsets the warmth of the walnut cabinetry and offers a striking contrast to the lava stone floor and white accents. Sleek stainless steel appliances and accents lend a clean, mod feel to the space.
Light gray cabinetry sets a calming tone in this transitional kitchen with a unique walnut hood with quartzite inserts. The kitchen also features beautiful tray ceilings and a design that mixes walnut cabinetry with gray to create a visually contrasting space.
The wet bar, which features ample cabinet space and an island, is easily accessible for grabbing a cocktail on the way to the adjoining great room. The rich walnut cabinetry matches the kitchen cabinetry, giving the home a sense of unity.
Unadorned white cabinetry maintains the sleek look of this kitchen, helping keep the attention on the beautiful views of the surrounding red rocks and valley seen through the doors and windows at right. A walnut island is topped with quartz counters, offering a touch of warmth to the space.
Three long, wooden floating shelves line the kitchen area of the game room and are gorgeously curated with contemporary design pieces that are illuminated with under-shelf lighting. Below, walnut cabinetry provides plenty of storage space for snacks and board games.
This kitchen features a small office area and playful dining nook for additional functionality. Traditional walnut cabinetry, a classic wood dining table and a vintage-style light fixture combine with contemporary artwork and a sleek orange banquette for a transitional look.
The central double-sided island topped with striated, chunky back-beveled marble brings the wow factor to this kitchen. Modern white pendant lights hang above the island, illuminating the space. Walnut cabinetry adds warmth to the otherwise clean, cool kitchen.
The walnut cabinetry adds warmth to the soft limestone flooring in this contemporary kitchen, while natural light is maximized by the clerestory windows above. The highlight of the space is a custom island, designed to accommodate bench seating for the breakfast table.