April 13, 2012

The Ultimate Bar in an Armoire

I have a thing for vintage armoires. I love the details in their construction and the flexibility to use them in so many different ways.

Now I'm pleased to be able to add to my idea files this fabulous bar in an armoire by Bryann Batt. In his book, Big Easy Style Creating Rooms you Love to Live In, there are tons of great ideas but perhaps my favorite is his version of transforming a vintage armoire into a gorgeous bar.

This picture is a closeup of the right interior wall. There's small shelves to hold barware on the right and spirits on the left. He's had the bar fitted with a beautiful bowl sink, refrigerator and icemaker to make it truly functional. Didn't I tell you this was the ultimate bar in an armoire? The vintage mirror hanging in the back is pretty fabulous as well, an unexpected touch of glamour along with the silver serving tray when the doors are opened. This bar is so pretty you probably would not need to ever close the doors.

Detail is everywhere in Batt's room designs and in the styling of the photos in the book. Some books you just like to flip through for the pictures, but his text is enjoyable as well.

There are more great ideas and decorating inspiration in this book as well. A magnificent fireplace sets the stage for this pretty seating area complete with vintage crystal chandelier and an antique chair recovered with a leopard print. This mix of contemporary and antique pieces is something you'll find throughout the book.

For more inspiration on making a bar from an armoire, click here. For tons of ideas on using armoires around your home check out my Pinterest board dedicated to armoire repurpose.

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