Wine Cellars 16 Stories

When I envision a wine cellar, I picture a dark, cave-like room outfitted with stone, wood and old wine barrels. But, for those of us who are more contemporary in our personal style, wouldn't it be fun to design an equally contemporary wine cellar? From my perspective, contemporary design in this setting is really all about...
Wine Storage for the Rest of Us
Before the wine police throttle me, let me concede that wine cannot really be successfully stored in less-than-perfectly-controlled conditions. Of course, that assumes you are a connoisseur buying high-end wine for either investment or long-term maturing. But...
From Run-down Basement to Bottoms-Up Wine Cellar
For some people wine is a special-occasion thing. For others it’s a not-for-me thing. Then there are those for whom wine is so much more than just a complementary drink for a good meal. Sometimes it’s a passion worthy of a full-scale wine cellar with...
8 Wine Cellars Overflowing With Artful Storage
Everything about wine is an art. From the making of it to the packaging of it and even the displaying of it. If you collect bottles over time, you're left with a delightful problem: What do you do with your growing collection?...
7 Steps to Create a Connoisseur's Wine Cellar
Paraphrasing Benjamin Franklin, wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. Regardless of your belief in a higher power, opening an easy-drinking red is as close to heaven as some of us get here on Earth. So it's not surprising...
Basement of the Week: Mediterranean Wine Cellar Style in Michigan
This homeowner wanted the walk down into her condominium's basement to take her far away — all the way to Europe. "The owner wanted to create a cozy Mediterranean wine cellar look," says Lisa Whelan of M.J....
8 Tips to Transform Your Basement Into a Wine Cellar
Many of us (myself included) keep wine bottles stacked on the counter or a few whites chilling in the fridge. A true wine enthusiast balks at this idea — wine requires proper storage, and an everyday kitchen cabinet doesn’t quite cut it. If you’ve...
Designer's Touch: 10 Wonderful Wine Storage Spaces
Whether you have the space for a full wine cellar or just a tiny spare nook under your stairs, combine your hobby with interior...
Guest Picks: Serving Up the Best Bar Carts
It's that time of year when we are all entertaining. Whether for a big party or a small gathering, you absolutely need a stylish place to serve cocktails from. Banish the "we serve drinks from the counter" statement, and wow your friends with your impeccable...
10 Elements of a Great Home Bar
If you enjoy entertaining often, you might want to add a wet bar to your home. It should be installed where you'll host most of the time. Sometimes, that's next to the kitchen. Other times, your wet bar...
Fine Thing: A Wine Fridge Right Where You Want It
Proper wine storage is not just for those serious (sometimes pompous) oenophiles anymore. Likewise, making room for some wine chilling and tasting is no longer limited to 10,000-square-foot showhouses anymore, either. Designers have come up with all sorts...
Get Your Swizzle On: The Rustic Home Bar
There's no denying the visual pleasure of a bar that's sleek and swanky, but when it comes to sipping down a much appreciated cocktail at the end of a cold, brisk afternoon, there's nothing like a space that's rustic and warm. With this thought in mind,...
Great Space: A Plush Nook for Sipping Wine
Could you imagine a more perfect place to sip wine on a fall evening? This warm, walnut paneled nook is tucked into the amazing modern gothic pool house at the Nashville home of designer Jamie Beckwith. The pool house itself is a complete work of art,...
Guest Picks: 20 Essentials for the Home Bar
I love to entertain, and I feel that a home bar is an absolute necessity. Stock it with these chic and functional essentials and you'll always be ready to host any party. These are some of my favorite go-to items, many of which I keep in my own bar at...
Houzz Tour: Modern Gothic Pool House
When it came time to design a pool house for her Gothic-style estate in Nashville, Interior Designer Jamie Beckwith took a no-holds barred approach. She used the opportunity to experiment with innovative ideas she had floating around in her head — as...
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