One feature that we are hearing homeowners ask for again and again in their renovations and designs is a custom cocktail bar. Cocktail bars are so great for entertaining and they add a fun and decorative element to any living space. Plus, these spaces are functional – what a wonderful way to store and display your glassware and spirits. I love to add beautiful custom cabinetry and open shelving. We also like to add a small fridge and ice maker for crafting the perfect cocktails! Below are a few of my favorite recent custom cocktail bar installations from our portfolio. The bar in the photo below features statement waterfall marble countertops, crisp white shiplap and upholstered bar stools (performance fabric for livability!).
Choosing unique finishes for your cocktail bar makes for fun conversation when your guests gather for cocktails. How fabulous is the tile on the bar below? Unfortunately, you can’t see it in this photo, but there is an incredible view of the ocean from this custom cocktail bar in a home we designed in the Ritz Carlton residences in Singer island, FL. Pure luxury!
Interior Design by Krista W. Alterman, Photo by Eve GreendaleChoose luxurious and comfortable barstools for your custom cocktail bar! And don’t forget about lighting. In the bar below, I added a fun modern lamp and used the backdrop to feature artwork from the client’s private collection.
A custom cocktail bar doesn’t need to be large. It can be created in a small nook like the bar below, with fresh coastal blue cabinets. Is it 5:00 yet? I am ready for a Paloma!