HOLD YOUR DRINK
It’s party time and with Burns Night later this month, we talk to British furniture designer and maker, Bill Garvey, to find out how we can drink in style without even leaving the house!
Firstly, did you know that entertaining at home continues to be one of our favourite pastimes? So, are you a dedicated wine connoisseur, beer buff or spirits aficionado who wants to avoid the need for a complete remodel of a long term cellar? If yes, you need a deluxe freestanding bar cabinet with dedicated interior storage by William Garvey Furniture Makers.
A bespoke bar cabinet is designed and made to suit your needs and lifestyle, so dependent on how modest or generous your drinks collection is, you can decide on exactly how big your cabinet needs to be and what is needed to provide ample storage.
For instance, William Garvey is able to design furniture that can fulfil all your bar needs. Interior solutions can include practical glassware racks, fixed or adjustable shelving and dedicated storage for bar tools like bottle openers, cocktail shakers, straws and stirrers through to coasters, coolers and garnishes.
You can also store your wine bottles and spirits with user-friendly horizontal and vertical storage in a variety of designs, like wooden slats or a wire frame rack. To add a greater sense of luxury and for practical reasons, you can also opt for strategically placed lighting to ensure you have full illumination when serving your guests.
Does your home architecture and personal taste sit with traditional or contemporary fashions? Do you prefer more intricate designs over minimal? Or perhaps a broad mix of opposing materials that come together in one piece of furniture?
There are various concepts including black walnut. Evoking a warm and rich aesthetic, the fine grained walnut provides the perfect backdrop for the intricate brass inlays in a contemporary geometric pattern. This bar cabinet is designed with practical pull-out doors that internally, feature five fixed shelves with metal guard rail so your drinks won’t topple or fall out. Once open, this comprehensive drinks cabinet makes way for a central work station that offers three overhead shelves, middle countertop, two concealed cupboards at the base, along with four drawers and two grid-style wine racks that can hold up to nine bottles each. Interior panels and square legs are both finished in satin brass for the height of art deco distinction.
Another design concept to get you inspired features inlaid parquet style doors in a basket-weave pattern. Extremely on-trend, this highly flexible wood pattern artfully conceals your very own personal bar which features four fixed shelves within each door, along with integrated shelving in glass and wood. The top ledge is designed with a useful wire frame glassware rack that neatly suspends your wine glasses, and extra storage is available within the built-in base unit with two cupboards and two drawers.
And finally, a luxurious faux tortoiseshell effect with scalloped detail which excudes retro glamour with an art-deco influence, this cabinet concept features the same interior furniture as the parquet style design so you have everything to hand.