Who doesn’t love to dance in the moonlight? Or in my case, howl at the moonlight. In any case, the soft glow produced by the nightly orb brings us soft feelings of magic, mystery, and romance all at once. It reminds us of the secrets that only live at nighttime. Its pull hypnotizes flocks of event planners to host countless “Moonlight Balls” all over the world each year.
Please, please do not get out the white and silver glitter paint to prepare your home to host a magical evening. You are much more sophisticated than that (even if you don’t know it… I do). Think subtle… like the moon…
Enter stage left… Toto‘s Neorest II Vessel Sink made out of their proprietary Luminist material (an epoxy resin borrowed from the aviation industry). The material is translucent like glass, but more durable and scratch resistant. The shallow basin comes alive with the glow of the moon when illuminated from below with the included LED lighting system. Your sink and the moon become as if one!
The minimalist sink was originally designed for the bathroom, but with its petite dimensions and low profile, it is ideal to insert into your home bar for extra evening elegance. And when evening entertaining, its soft glow will add just the right amount of luminescence without the use of traditional bar low lights.
Howww-oooolllll! Winefully Yours- Bennett
If you are like me and think of yourself as an absolute object of perfection, you undoubtedly like to admire yourself in any slightly reflective object… hall mirrors, shiny buildings, well waxed cars, a fork… and most likely you desire a decorative mirror accent behind your home bar. Mirrors can provide a great service for a bar area that is part of a larger multi-functional room. A mirror can help define and separate the space and add reflective depth. Options for bar mirrors can be endless and styles for every taste. Below are a few general suggestions that can really help your bar stand out.
French Trumeau Mirror
The elegant French Trumeau style mirror, usually found in white, ivory, or grey finish, can transform a bar station into an architectural detail with its height stretching from bar top to ceiling.
Another classic French style is the Crested Mirror with ornate scroll work. This style is long and lean. With the crest positioned at the top, it draws the eye upward and is ideal for lower ceiling spaces. Crested Mirrors can come in classic white or ivory or a variety of metal finishes such as gold and silver leaf.
Venetian Crest Mirror
A Venetian Crest Mirror adds a truly old world feel with detailed decorative work and unique shapes (like a family crest). These mirrors show best in gold, silver, pewter, or blackened for a more baroque look.
Black Cleopatra Mirror
Going for a more art deco style, try something like this Black Cleopatra Mirror with simple straight lines and a mixture of lustrous black and metallics.
Circle in Square Mirror
An alternative to a traditional framed mirror configuration is the addition of designed art overlay. These designs can range from small and intricate, to big and bold depending on your taste. Shown here is a classic “Circle in Square” design and a more modern version of a “Pebble Mirror.” Also, mirrors with overlays tend to be less “flashy.”
Camillas Hat Mirror
Round mirrors are a good fit with a rectangular bar as the contrasting shapes play off of each other to provide more visual interest. The Camillas Hat Mirror, although very unfortunately inspired and named, adds perceived movement to the wall. It looks good in modern silver or pewter finishes.
A newer twist on the standard single mirror is a the use of a cluster of mirrors. Clusters can come in many shapes, sizes, and quantities affording great flexibility to your design. The arrangement of the cluster can also cleverly hide wall imperfections or be spread out or condensed to provide the desired space illusion.
Modern Mirror Cluster Sets
These are just a few mirrored ideas for you to “reflection.” The list is in no means exhaustive. Remember to be true to your own personal style and smile at yourself in the mirror while making your dirty martini!
Winefully Yours- Bennett
Caesar Stone, the long trusted name in artfully engineered surfaces, introduces their exquisite Concetto line. The Concetto collection is handmade using semi-precious stones; quartz, agate, and even petrified wood. The result is beautiful one of a kind masterpieces, which are as much art as they are design surfaces. The collection hosts a full spectrum of the glorious colors found in nature and compliment any decor. Many of the stones possess an amazing translucent quality which imparts unparalleled ambiance when backlit. Concetto can be used in a variety of ways, from countertops, walls, floors, or accent pieces. Wine Life Design is proud to use such a luxurious product in its finer installations.
Winefully Yours- Bennett
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If you are considering a backsplash for your home bar, step outside the box of the square tiles or the expected stones and head for the world of multi dimensional ceramics.
Alsio Design - Versaille
Consider the unique and modern designs from Alsio, which offer ceramic tile that comes alive with texture and is, get this, continuous! No seams or breaks. Their designs deliver energetic 3D textures, or large 24″x24″ continuous design wall panels. My favorite pattern is the light reflecting bubbles of Versaille (a little reminiscent of champagne perhaps), available in gold, silver, white, and black. They can also do custom designs!
Winefully Yours- Bennett