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Top Picks: Wine Racks – Serve Up a Little Style with Your Holiday Dinner

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

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The holidays are a great time to feast, remember past great times while also creating new memories. This holiday season, your hosting prowess can be accented with the perfect wine rack for not just your house wine but for any of your favorite wines.


Uttermost Annileise Wooden Wine Table in Faded Weathered Charcoal


Uttermost Annileise Wooden Wine Table in Faded Weathered Charcoal

The first two wine tables are fabulous accents to an Arts & Crafts style home with a touch of rustic cabin charm. The Modus wine table is also available in a tower model for the not-so-roomy dining room.


Modus Farmhouse Sideboard in Antique Walnut


Modus Farmhouse Sideboard in Antique Walnut

The Uttermost wine table is the perfect weathered charmer for your townhome or apartment. It will really shine sitting against a white or create a more monochrome look by pairing it with a darker tone wall such as black or deep gray.

Crosley Furniture Newport Buffet Server / Sideboard Cabinet in Black


Crosley Furniture Newport Buffet Server / Sideboard Cabinet in Black

If you prefer to go a little more contemporary, then this black Crosely wine storage unit with handsome raised panels adds that hint of black you’ve secretly been dying to try in your home. Black blends well with dark espresso and cappuccino finishes or you can mix-and-match it with an oak finish room. Black and oak are a classic but modern combination.


Holly & Martin Paso Robles Multi-Colored Wall Mount Wine Storage

Holly & Martin Paso Robles Multi-Colored Wall Mount Wine Storage

Add some fun avante garde style to your home with this Holy & Martin wall-mount storage rack. This is one accent piece that is also functional. It blends beautifully with a home that has a more metropolitan or European feel. The curvy design is an eye-catcher.


Winsome Kingston Modular and Stackable

Winsome Kingston Modular and Stackable “X” Wine Cubby in Espresso

The wine connoisseur may opt for a wine storage box such as this one by Winsome. This is the perfect way to bring a wine cellar feel to your room without having to actually build the wine cellar. Pair this up with a coordinating wine table for serving your dinner guests. This modular wine storage box can either be blended into the room along a single dark brown wall, or make it the focal point pf a room with a light neutrals, dark woods or deep reds.

Raising the Bar

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Winsome Basics Butcher Block Kitchen Cart in Solid Natural Beachwood

Winsome Basics Butcher Block Kitchen Cart in Solid Natural Beachwood

You can blame it on Mad Men but no one can deny that cocktail culture is back in full form. Handcrafted cocktails, flavored spirits and even the humble cocktail umbrella have made a resurgence in recent years. While you may never actually host a cocktail party complete with bartender, there is no reason that you can’t bring home the glamorous retro look.

 

Winsome Ten Bottle Wine Cart with Mirror Top in Espresso
Winsome Ten Bottle Wine Cart with Mirror Top in Espresso

A bar cart in your living room or dining room is not only chic but practical. Whether you are kicking back solo with a drink after work or inviting your friends over for an evening of festivities, a bar cart is the perfect place to store your collection of spirits and wine.

Coaster 3512 Serving Cart with Brass Accents in Cherry Finish

Coaster 3512 Serving Cart with Brass Accents in Cherry Finish

Furniture companies have picked up on the trends and today’s bar carts have been designed for a modern lifestyle. There is no need to settle for a dated looking style. Choose a model with shiny glass, mirrored or chrome accents with casters so that it can be wheeled around easily. Living in a small space doesn’t have to be an issue. A small bar cart increases storage in a small footprint while larger spaces can benefit from the luxury of a full size home bar.

ZUO Xert Modern Tempered Glass Serving Cart in Gray

ZUO Xert Modern Tempered Glass Serving Cart in Gray

Be sure to stock your new cart with all the latest accoutrements from martini glasses to shakers. Get off to a great start by choosing a heavy bottomed old-fashioned tumbler. It’s enough to make even Don Draper proud.

Hammary Montage Bar Cart in Espresso

Hammary Montage Bar Cart in Espresso

It’s Poker Night!

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Who doesn’t love a guys’ night in? He hasn’t played poker with the guys in ages, so now is the perfect time to set up a Saturday night poker championship. First, you might want to make sure there’s a decent place to play poker at. For some inspiration, check out this traditional-style beauty from the Niagra collection by Hillsdale Furniture. Perfect for the game room or the small dining room, this poker table will transform any room into a high-class entertainment room.

Howard Miller Niagara Hexagon Game Table in Black

Howard Miller Niagara Hexagon Game Table in Black
The hexagonal shape ensures everyone has their own little niche at the table complete with pull-out drawers to accommodate everyone’s favorite poker night beverage and a few little snacks. The drawers are paired with sandstone coasters to help keep the drawers dry from sweaty drinks, and the base has ample storage for your new 500 chip + 2 card deck set, which comes with the table. To top it off, pair it with this traditional style leather chair complete with wheeled casters for the ever-so-expected push-back at the end of the round.

Howard Miller Niagara Club Poker Table Chair

Howard Miller Niagara Club Poker Table Chair
The deep cherry finish on these fabulous little numbers will add a bit of old-world regality to your game night. In the morning, Mom can flip away poker night memories and embellish the table with her favorite bouquet of flowers that Dad bought her to make up for the late night. A dual-purpose table will make everyone in the house happy.

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Looking for a great Father’s Day gift? Our friends at Cymax have some great selections that are just right for Dad.

Top 10 Fathers Day Gift Guide


1 – Uniflame Endless Summer Commercial Propane Patio Heater

South Shore Karbon Wall Storage Cabinet in Pure Black and Charcoal

2 – South Shore Karbon Wall Storage Cabinet in Pure Black and Charcoal

Outdoor GreatRoom Company Bistro 36

3 – Outdoor GreatRoom Company Bistro 36″ Granite Top/Glass Doors Cabinet

Trademark Global Trademark Tools Bench Top Parts Rack

4 – Trademark Global Trademark Tools Bench Top Parts Rack

International Caravan Foldable Game Chair in Sage

5 - International Caravan Foldable Game Chair in Sage

Atlantic Furniture Montego Bay Cappuccino Fabric Pub Chair (Set of 2)

6 – Atlantic Furniture Montego Bay Cappuccino Fabric Pub Chair

Home Styles The Real Shooter 6-Foot Pool Table

7 – Home Styles The Real Shooter 6-Foot Pool Table

South Shore Karbon Base Storage Cabinet in Pure Black and Charcoal

8 -South Shore Karbon Base Storage Cabinet in Pure Black and Charcoal

Trademark Miller Lite Dart Cabinet Includes Darts and Board

9 – Trademark Miller Lite Dart Cabinet Includes Darts and Board

Home Styles Rio Vista Home Bar in Espresso Finish

10 – Home Styles Rio Vista Home Bar in Espresso Finish

Cozy Home Bars for Family Fun

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Coaster Mitchell Bar Unit with Storage in Oak Finish This fall, before Thanksgiving, before holiday parties, before seasonal family gatherings and New Year celebrations, think about the one thing you could add to your home to make entertaining more lively and just plain fun.

Holiday Hosting with a Home Bar

Have you ever thought about adding a home bar – complete with comfy bar stools – to your living room, rec room, or basement media room? If you have childhood memories of parents, aunts and uncles, or family friends gathering around a home bar, the image isn’t too far from your mind when the festivities of fall and winter approach.

Make a more refined statement in your elegant dining room or traditional living room with leather bar stools. Create a more contemporary bar space anywhere in your home with a commercial bar height counter and sleek black extra tall bar stools. Today’s home bars and bar stools can fit any budget or lifestyle.

 

Coaster Hyde Contemporary Home Bar

Coaster Hyde Contemporary Home Bar in Rich Cappuccino Finish


Coaster Lambert Leather Back Swivel Bar Stool

Coaster Hyde 30


Coaster Buckner Casual Style Home Bar

Coaster Buckner Casual Style Home Bar Unit in Black


Coaster Dixie Upholstered Swivel Bar Stool

Coaster Dixie Upholstered Swivel Bar Stool in Black


The Complete Home Bar Experience

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

 Hillsdale Malone 31 We’ve talked about home bars many times here on Furniture And Design Ideas. Today, we’re taking a specific look at leather bar stools and the atmosphere they add to your home.

Leather bar stools are one more element you can add to your home bar that makes it feel closer to the real thing. For a wide variety of décor themes, adding leather bar stools could be the finishing touch that takes your space from average to extraordinary.

If you love leather and you love to entertain at home, this seating option is a great choice for any bar area, be it a cocktail bar in your living room or a breakfast bar off your kitchen. Browse with the design style and height specifications you prefer to narrow your search.

 

 

Looking for a Fresh Way to Accessorize Your Backyard? Try an Outdoor Bar!

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

The warm weather is approaching, and the time to spend outdoors with friends and family will soon be upon us. Ah yes, it’ll soon be time for you take out the BBQ, patio furniture and gardening tools to create the perfect background atmosphere for your family and close friends.

If you’re looking for a different, trendy background accessory this new season, why not consider getting an outdoor bar. Nothing quite says ultimate luxury like having your own personal backyard bar, not to mention the convenience of entertaining guests. Having an outside bar makes it easier to host, even if you’re serving something as simple as lemonade.

Surprisingly, there are durable stools, such has Howard Miller bar stools, that are available specifically to surpass Mother Nature’s hardships. Weather proof, modern, bar stools can add a whole new contemporary look to your backyard and give it that tropical, relaxing, resort environment that puts everyone in awe. If you have a pool, even better! Your bar can overlook your whole yard and the crystal blue water for a great view. Your bar stool can also be used as a spot to watch over your kids as they swim.

You can get outdoor bar stools that match your current patio furniture or go with neutral, all black bar stools that match everything. If unsure of what color to get, you can always rely on black, especially when it comes to outside messes and spillage that can happen to your furniture. Nevertheless, a bar is the perfect piece for getting the most out of the great outdoors.

 

Outdoor Great Room Company Woven Resin Wicker Swivel Bar stool (Set of 2)

Outdoor Great Room Company Woven Resin Wicker Swivel Bar Stool Set of 2

Home Bars that are Out of this World

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Modern bar furniture isn’t just for commercial spaces anymore. Modern home bars can have a stark, minimalist feel with a futuristic appearance that is both dramatic and appealing. In keeping with the dictates of modern design – form is function – there are typically no decorative accents; lines are sleek and profiles are angular or asymmetrical. The eye is drawn to the modern home bar design as a whole and the impact it has on the room can be startling (in a good way). A home bar in general can help you entertain in style, but a modern home bar will shine the spotlight on you.

Your new modern home bar will add that extra something to your living space and it will be the focal point of the room. Whether you decide to put a modern home bar in your basement, den, family room or a corner of your living room, choose one that will fit the space in mood and scale. How do you want to use your home bar? If you want some place just to mix drinks and then serve them to guests seated in another part of the room, you might not need bar stools. But when a modern home bar is perfectly matched with the right barstools that complement the bar’s unique design, the result is an eye-catching conversation piece everyone will want to gather around.

With its smooth, uncomplicated lines, a modern home bar is something to be experienced in an edgy, metropolitan way. If you like to share your bartending skills with family and friends, a home bar helps you entertain with ease because it allows you to keep all of your cocktail making accessories in one convenient place. To really encourage people to cozy up to your home bar, make sure it includes a sleek foot rail and some futuristic, minimalist bar stools. It will make you and your guests feel like you’re spending the evening in a high-end, trendy night spot.

Getting your Home Bar Ready for New Year’s Eve

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

If you enjoy entertaining at home, whether it is occasionally or often, then your home bar is probably already well stocked. But as we make our way toward New Year’s Eve, particularly if you’re having an open house or expecting a number of guests you don’t normally entertain all at once, you’ll want to be certain that you will have everything you might need, including those little extras that help you deal with the unexpected.

Logistics

Will the main gathering area be in the same room as your home bar? If not and you need to move it; get help if it doesn’t have casters. Place it somewhere it’s not going to interrupt traffic flow but at the same time will still be the life of the party. Decide if you want the front of the bar free of bar stools or if you would like to add more so that guests can cozy up to the bar.

Stocking the Bar

Especially at this time of year, make sure that you have all of the usual suspects like gin, rum, vodka, whiskey and tequila. If you know that you’ll be making more cocktails than serving straight libations, you can buy economical brands for mixing and purchase one bottle of each of the higher-end spirits for those who prefer on the rocks.

You’ll want a few bottles of red wine on hand. White too, but it is usually stored in the fridge. If there is one as part of your home bar setup, remember to add a couple of bottles of white wine on the day of the party.

Stock up on other types of liquor like champagne and liqueurs, particularly the ones you know your friends and family enjoy. You will also need non-alcoholic beverages, both for mixing drinks and for the non-drinkers in the crowd.

Those Little Extras

Get cutting – on the day of your party or festive gathering, prepare vegetables and fruits such as celery, asparagus, lemons, limes, oranges and mint for garnishes ahead of time (about four hours before should do the trick).

Make a list of condiments and other garnishes like olives, pearl onions, maraschino cherries, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, etc. that you will need to buy.

Have plenty of ice on hand. And don’t forget to include those little cocktail umbrellas.

Happy New Year from Furniture and Design Ideas!

Decorating with Counter Height Bar Stools

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Counter height bar stools have the distinction of being “borrowed” from the favorite local pub and transformed into a popular kitchen décor or dining room trend. By blending trendy style and contemporary design with practicality and comfort, decorating with counter height bar stools is an easy way to make a room like a kitchen, dining room or virtually anywhere in your home where you entertain more functional and convenient. Regardless of the décor style, bar stools can bring a sophisticated look and feel to any kitchen island, breakfast bar, family room or den. Nothing else quite shows your personal taste like bar stools that make a statement.

Bar stools or counter stools for intended for a kitchen, dining room or a home bar come in a variety of heights, colors and designs. Many types of bar stools have unique designs that can complement any number of décor themes and/or interior design style. A bar stool chosen to match the height of a counter, kitchen island, home bar or gathering table can help improve a room’s appearance in addition to enhancing your lifestyle. Well-placed bar stools can make a room “pop,” converting a kitchen counter or a wood gathering table into a focal point that draws the eye into the space in a pleasing and surprising way.

Even if you don’t have a kitchen island or a breakfast bar but you do have a dining room, turning an unused corner of your kitchen into handy eating area or as place to gather with family and friends is a practical way to increase the versatility and functionality of your living space. It’s as easy as choosing a counter height dining table and matching barstools. Since space is hard to come by in apartments, condos or smaller sized homes, having an extra eating area is especially useful when planning a holiday get-together or other celebratory occasion.

The main advantages of decorating with bar stools are esthetics and practicality. Even if they have been bought for a certain location in mind, such as a breakfast bar or gathering table, they can be easily moved to other rooms in your home when needed. Kitchen counter bar stools can be simple in design or as decorative in appearance as a dining chair, but whatever the style, color or type, well-chosen kitchen counter stools can unify the different décor elements in a room, creating an atmosphere that is both stylish and welcoming.