Who needs a beverage? Everyone will want one in this striking and spacious wet bar area. The embellished floor medallion inlay, beige wainscoting and matching over-sized crown molding open this space up and make it fun and inviting.
Continuing the coastal color palette from the kitchen to this sitting space, designers chose a navy sofa and periwinkle accessories to create a sitting space that is comfortable and durable enough for homework and hanging out.
Just off the Mediterranean kitchen is another bar area that gives the homeowners plenty of space for their frequent parties. Underfoot, a tapered French limestone floor gives the kitchen some "ooh-la-la" oomph. The darker cabinets here contrast with the maple wood cabinets in the kitchen, which have an opaque paint glaze called "modeling," giving a leathery effect that plays nicely off the aged metal hardware.
On the other side of the room, a wooden unit with shelves and cabinets creates a custom bar area. Here, cupboards and a cooler keep the owners' favorite glasses and bottles of wine close for entertaining.
Cherry stained cabinets are the hallmark of this kitchen wet bar, featuring three glass-front cabinets, a neutral granite countertop, a wine cooler and two large pantries. A small dining area with a round glass table and crystal chandelier provides the perfect space for casual entertaining.
To get a coastal look for less, hit estate sales, flea markets and garage sales to find cool, kitschy items like the Jim Beam commemorative decanter, hand-carved wooden fish and blue glass bottle used on this beachy bar.
This light green kitchen features exposed beam ceilings paired with a blend of medium grain and dark wood cabinetry. The open floor plan allows for easy transition between the kitchen and dining spaces, as well as a bar area with black wooden bar stools. Earth-toned slate tiles cover the floor.
Carefully placed translucent accents in the bar area play up the modern design of the kitchen and give the space a more pristine aesthetic. The white countertop, walls and cabinetry showcase each decorative item of color, such as the gold drinking glasses on the table and the orchid plant in its gold vase. The lucite barstools also complement the look.