The kitchen is a fun blend of easygoing style (one of the doors is barn-style, sliding open and closed) and chef-grade luxury. A wine refrigerator tucks in subtly next to the white refrigerator, integrated to match the cottage cabinets.
With this dining room, the designers fulfilled the homeowners' request for a more dressed up space for entertaining (there's even wine storage!). On the ceiling, molding in a subtle design offers a fun twist on the traditional coffered ceiling.
This interior dining space gets a grand treatment, with seating for 14, along with dramatic lighting in the form of a spindly chandelier that creates interesting shadow play on the molded ceiling. An arched fireplace follows the room's uniquely curved lines. Meanwhile, arched doorways lead to the home's wine chambers.
This dining room comfortably seats 10 in laid-back style with a simple wood table, benches at the head and foot and a wrought-iron chandelier. Dinner party guests will delight in the wine refrigerator.
To give a wet bar a dose of witty personality, consider an easy DIY project: covering the backsplash area with used corks. "It’s a great conversation-starter,” says Luke Perisich of Blue Sky Building Company. “If anyone asks, just claim you can't remember drinking all those bottles."
The bar offers seating for four to enjoy drinks with the host before or after dinner. A built-in wine cooler is conveniently located next to the counter to serve guests their favorite white wine. Above, a tin ceiling insert and wrought iron pendant lights bring a sense of Old World style to the space.
This bright kitchen features white cabinets paired with a gray glass tile backsplash, gray and white granite cabinets, and oak hardwood floors. The kitchen island boasts a spacious countertop and built-in wine refrigerator, while small backlit cabinets and recessed lighting illuminate the space.
Homeowner Susan Opperman wanted to display her husband's passion for wine in a fresh, modern way. Her custom-constructed island safely houses 30 bottles of wine in a functional design without distracting from the kitchen's overall look. Design by Sally Ross Designs and Kenzer Furniture; Photo by George Ross Photographs