Wet Bars/Wine Cellars Design

I’ve been battling writer’s block these past few months. I’ve always felt like I needed to compose a post with multiple pictures and commentary and it simply hasn’t been there. Combine that with a busy fall schedule and the blog has suffered. And so I thought I’d take a different tack. Short posts that relate to what we’re working on or a “snap shot” of something either Sally or I come a cross while doing project related research.

We have a situation on a new project in which there is an existing wet bar in an awkward location. It may prove to be too expensive to move it to another location in the house. The question is, what does one do with something that isn’t quite to ones liking or it’s where it really ought not to be??? As I was winding down the day last night, I came across this picture in the 2012 October Traditional Home.

Pocket doors!!! These open and slide into pockets on either end of the wet bar. The cremone bolts are perfect! In our situation, I’d put in antiqued glass so the french doors appear to be mirrored when they are closed.

As I’m writing this, I remembered we designed a set of built in cabinets a number of years ago for client to house his record collection, etc. All the cabinet doors were pocket doors done with Hafle hardware.

So much or my short post…. I promise to do better next time…

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Inspired wine cellar…

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Knowing I’m a wine lover and dream of some day having a small wine cellar, my daughter in law sent me these pictures the other day. Not sure how convenient or practical it actually is. (How does one protect the glass for instance?) But I think it’s pretty cool none the less. I like the clean kitchen details and wide plank floor, too!

Pretty slick!

What do you think?

 

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Yesterday got away from me a bit, so here’s Friday’s post on “make up” day…

We received an email from the Fontenay Collection this past Tuesday. Fontenay appears to be primarily a wood flooring manufacturer. They were introducing a line of flooring made from reclaimed wine barrels to us. The Cooperage Collection uses the head of the barrel, which display the markings unique to the wines stored inside. The Wine Infusion Collection uses the interior face of the wood and shows off the color variation that have developed during the wine making process. The Stave collection uses the outer sides of the barrel where the hoops have imprinted a distinct pattern.

I like the product because it offers an opportunity to create unique patterns and textures on the floor, particularly if I’m creating an “old floor” effect.