About the Project
Tiny spaces can, indeed, make huge statements. Case in point is this sensational wet bar, nestled into a living room niche. The décor is relaxed, starting with the checker-weave sisal rug, soft blue velvet upholstery on mission-inspired walnut furnishings, and the rugged fieldstone fireplace with reclaimed wood mantle. Instead of blending inconspicuously into the space, it stands out in bold contrast. Strategically placed opposite the fireplace, it creates a prominent “look at me” design moment. Flat panel doors in beautifully-figured natural walnut lend a modern richness. Side walls, ceiling, and backsplash are all enrobed in the same veneer panels, giving the alcove a snug, warm appeal. To maintain the clean lines, cabinet hardware was eliminated: wall units have touch latches; bases have a channel with unique integrated recesses on the backs of the doors.
This petite space lives large for entertaining. Uppers provide plenty of storage for glassware and bottles, while pullouts inside a full-height base cabinet hold bar essentials. The beverage fridge is discreetly hidden behind a matching panel.
When your objective is a cohesive, unified esthetic, any additional materials have to complement the cabinetry without upstaging them. The honed limestone countertop and hammered nickel sink contribute quiet texture.
This project was designed in collaboration with Jessica Jacobson Designs.