“Designed for wine lovers who enjoy entertaining often, this wet bar was installed in the dining room where they host dinner parties, holiday meals and entertain most of the time,” says designer Nathan J. Reynolds. “Next to the kitchen, it’s a convenient place for additional counter space for mixing drinks, plating desserts, or serving coffee and after-dinner drinks.” The design includes a Kohler sink, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer drawers, and a Sub-Zero wine refrigerator. “Glass cabinets above the wet bar distinguish it from the rest of the workspace and showcase handsome glassware and collectibles,” he adds.
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.
Originally a closed staircase but now entirely open, this renovated foyer allows a view of two floors, and its high ceiling is enhanced by warm hardwood floors, geometric light fixtures and modern doors, inventing a truly dramatic and airy-like entrance to a contemporary home.
When the owner of a run-down, century-old row house near D.C.'s Union Market asked Kerra Michele Huerta to help renovate their space, the designer leapt at the chance to get creative. After the construction crew dug out the basement to create a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment with a full kitchen for guests, Huerta stepped into the entryway and used remnants of unsalvageable pine floors to design a "welcome mat" inlay in the new foyer. The coat rack was repurposed too; though it seems right at home next to the bright red art, it's actually comprised of old pipes.
Seeking to honor the era of architect Julia Morgan, who designed the home which hosted the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015, designer Candace Barnes selected a painting inspired by 20th century artist Robert Motherwell. The painting by Myke Reilly mimics the geometric patterns in the rest of Barnes' design.
After a day of hiking or skiing, the owners will love grabbing a drink from the downstairs bar. Where clean lines and open shelves help the space feel sleek and modern, bark panels from Bark House bring in some raw, natural texture. To complement the look, the designers pulled in faux-fur barstools too.