Enjoying the Good Life
As collectors and aficionados of wine, it hardly seemed fair that these homeowners didn’t have a place to share and truly indulge one of their favorite pastimes. Space was not an issue and as this home’s lower level left much to be desired, a plan was hatched to create an entertainment zone. Included on the wish list was adequate wine storage, a serving and cleanup zone that camouflaged support beams, and multiple seating areas that took advantage of the unusual shape of this basement. Warm cherry cabinets, porcelain slate tile and caramel colored carpeting ground the space while faux beams and columns add architectural interest and rustic charm. A climate-controlled wine cellar lit from within provides a destination focal point. Organized by regions, the homeowners can now locate specific vintages easily while guests congregate around the bar. Light fixtures with a wood and metal trim add flair and tie the two distinct seating areas together. Oil-rubbed bronze picture lights highlight wine region artwork as well as display cabinets for family heirlooms. A truly comfortable and inviting space for any gathering, a television and additional seating located beyond the staircase takes the whole family into consideration. Storage, too, has been effectively enhanced as additional closet space was added for dry storage and bedding for overnight guests. Add a sound system for music and you have just the right combination for living the good life – good friends, family, food and wine. Perfect.
Deb Bayless, CKD, CBD