I just finished a new bar area in a client's home and have to say I LOVE IT... we have all decided that it's our favorite room in the house. I wanted to show you my design boards and where I'm drawing my inspiration from prior to the images of the finished product !
I wanted it somewhat dark and moody so we painted most of the walls a dark grey then popped this killer grass cloth on 1 accent wall. Two new cabinets were made - a storage piece and an actual bar trimmed in brass detail and topped with a gorgeous black granite. I am not a granite fan but I found a slab at Walker Zanger and it was perfect (and didn't blow the budget !)
We went back and forth a bit on the windows and lighting so it's a little different than this but love the overall feel.
When doing my "research" I pulled all sorts of bars I love and snagged a detail or two from all of my Pinterest inspiration files. I say bring back the home bar - it will really be the talk of the party.
The main thing I knew I wanted was brass detailing. On the woodwork and shelving . . I asked my carpenters to use a trim with a slight grove we could gold left and while we were all there installing, Keith added that touch of brass I was really wanting.
Of course I would do this if i could - lol. The roof bar at The Standard in NYC - mine and Keith's last trip up there. It is perfection ! How gorgeous is this... you can even snag an idea or two from a place like this !
In prep for the party they were having and to our photo shoot and to generally my love of styling .. I had a big ole time ordering a few goodies!!
Mix some new (Crate and Barrel, West Elm, Macy's) with some vintage !
Once the tools were added I hit the ABC store... for some of the good stuff.. including my new favorite - a bottle of Pimm's. Have you had a Pimm's cup.. sooo yummy.
Let's not forget all the other things you'll need for a good bar. Stools, hardware and lighting.
For the somewhat "glam" bar I like the idea of brass and or lucite. Vintage would be great ! Here's a few of my favorite styles. Can you tell the difference from the old and new ones?
Lighting over the bar. A chandelier or a few really cool pendants.
Lucite and brass are good options too.
So stay tuned for Mekenzie's images, we just finished the shoot !