This project located in The Ramble involved a complete Kitchen & Wet Bar remodel, with the addition of a Wine Cellar attached to the Wet Bar. The clients had recently moved in, repainted the interior and stained the wood flooring, and asked Chelsea Benay to design and select all new finishes & fixtures for these spaces. We turned what was a large storage closet adjacent to the Wet Bar into a small connected Wine Cellar by closing off the double closet doors and creating a cased opening with wine storage and refrigeration on each side of the space. The couple we were designing for enjoys entertaining and they wanted a high-functioning space to serve as a coffee + tea bar by day and a sophisticated wine + sprits bar by night. The clients' style is clean and contemporary with a touch of glamour.
Before: The home's finish & fixtures were feeling heavy, traditional, and a little dated. The wood tones were warm with an orange-brown hue. Our clients disliked the traditional elements, like the heavy and ornate range hood. We wanted to brighten these spaces up with lighter finishes and introduce more clean lines, while maintaining some warmth through contrast and texture.
After: The Kitchen & Wet Bar are much more inviting and bright! The finishes feel clean, fresh, and modern and the statement light fixtures add bold areas of interest. The Kitchen cabinetry, by Keystone Kitchen & Bath, is a warm off-white, to balance the brighter white wall color and quartz countertop color. Matte black finishes on the cabinet hardware and pendant light add contrast, and the buttery soft leather counter stools add a soft femininity to the space. The new plaster range hood by Orling Interiors was a key design element, with its graceful lines and smooth texture.
The Wet Bar & Wine Cellar were designed in a darker palette to evoke a sense of sexy sophistication. White Macaubus marble countertops contrast with the cabinetry finishes and add a beautiful layer earthy glamour. The antiqued mirror backsplash tiles from Ann Sacks give a reflective quality to the bar. Custom rift cut oak paneling abuts the bar wall cabinetry and covers HVAC chases that were existing to the space. The grey-brown rift cut oak finish is repeated on the Wine Cellar cabinetry.
General Contractor: Adam Shook, StoneWood Builders, LLC