Plenty of crisp white molding, woodwork and paint look somehow modern when paired with Galasso's thrift store, floor sample and store clearance finds. Here a clever collage of mirrors leading up to her home's second floor makes use of painted white frames for design cohesion.
“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.
To make the most of the limited square footage of a New York City apartment, architect Michael K. Chen created a now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t “party wall.” By day all that is visible in the entry of the home is a wall of sleekly lacquered cabinets and drawers. But after dark, in the words of the architect, “the panels open to reveal a full bar with integral refrigeration and tap, and storage in a louche walnut burl with integral LED lighting. A display compartment has another dual personality, flipping from cool and white, to richly burled wood. A separate compartment reveals an integral custom humidor in milled cedar. Finally, integrated into the piece is a five-foot-long pull-out dining element that slides out, cantilevering from the storage volume on custom steel hardware, creating a micro dining room.”
This bright white home art studio receives pops of orange, yellow and red to liven up the space. A pair of orange and white chevron armchairs grounded by an abstract yellow rug offer a small, comfortable sitting area while the artist is at work. The simple red table lines up with the windows and provides plenty of space for painting. Design by Holly Bender Interiors.
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.
Geometric Painting in Entryway Links Home's Past and Present
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.
To make an exciting impression from the moment anyone walks into this apartment, the designer chose wallpaper with a bark-like pattern and a dark jewel-toned color for the ceiling. A shagreen console adds to the layers of texture.