Custom Made Home Bars

May 10th

Custom Made Home Bars-Open-Plan Kitchens have become the social centers of the home, but when an occasion calls for cuff links and vintage reserve, a butcher-block island just can’t provide the atmosphere. For a couple in Singapore that wanted to venture outside the casual-Friday mind-set, New York interior designer Sara Story installed this intimate and determinedly soignée bar within their penthouse’s 700-square-foot living room.

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custom made home bars, named one of the best young talents of 2011 by Elle Decor magazine, grouped lounge-friendly furniture in the room’s center, freeing up a perimeter wall to anchor the cocktail area. The deftly accessorized custom-designed bar reflects the home’s Art Deco-meets-Asia aesthetic, blending an ounce of conviviality with a base of functionality and a garnish of warm metals. Drink in the scheme’s many lessons, outlined here.

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You simply can’t find custom made home bars like this one retail (we tried). In Ms. Story’s design, a black-lacquered poplar frame is accented with gold panels for an Art Deco look and elevated on scroll legs as a nod to Asian art. She specifies cantilevering the counter 15 inches for an optimal seating position; allocating 24 inches of width per sitter

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