This week’s Furniture and Finishes Friday is about Bar Cabinets and how you can use them to add interest, function, and character to the spaces you entertain in.
Bar cabinets can be a great was to add function and fun to a space. Not every space can be retrofitted with a built-in bar. If you are renting or living in an apartment or home with limited square footage, this could be a great multi-functional solution for you. There are so many great options available in just about any style. SOme of my favorites are from West Elm, Anthropologie, and Horchow. Here are just a few to get you inspired.
One of my favorite things about this design solution is the vintage feel it offers. There is something special about entertaining and opening one of these up, to share part of your special collection. It also gives you a place to store some of those specialty glasses and bar ware. I personally have an affinity for the William Sonoma Dorset collection.
Aesthetically, there are some really cool designs that offer fun patters and textures to a space. These can really become a stand alone, statement piece. A form of sculptural furnishings. As an artist and designer, I love spaces that feel curated and tell a story about the people who live in them. Curated spaces are the perfect backdrop for conversation, storytelling, and connecting with people on a deeper level.
One of my favorite things to do when entertaining is to make a delicious charcuterie board and sip a yummy Old Fashion. Here is a little recipe for one.
Old Fashion RECIPE
Ellie McIntosh, grew up as a creative thinker. Inspired by her father, a furniture designer an inventor and musician, she took the path to creativity. Her artistic journey has taken her as far as France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Spain, Germany, Morocco, and many places throughout the United States and Mexico, where she utilized various