How to create the perfect wet bar ambiance

Cocktails, conversation & coastal cachet

Story by Paula Magrini + Photos by Photography By Anne

Designer Sara Boyles of Kelly Caron Designs relied on an artful palette, complementary finishes and thoughtfully placed shelving to infuse coastal nuance throughout this Palmetto Bluff wet bar and entertaining space. “The wet bar features a surprisingly vibrant backdrop and anchors the open dining and kitchen areas with its resort-style appeal,” she says. How did she bring the details together?

How to design a wet bar

Create a focal point 

Using the wallcovering added an artful abstract element that creates an interesting, alluring contrast to the crisp patterns and tones used throughout the adjoining spaces. Boyles selected Phillip Jeffries “Blur” wallcovering, which gives the impression of a backdrop that’s been painted with watercolors.

Accent with mixed finishes 

The bar was designed for function as well as beauty, with complementary durable materials, custom cabinetry details and understated fixtures. Boyles’ choices include Quartz Rafael for the countertop, polished nickel by Newport Brass for plumbing fixtures and the custom color “Seaworthy” by Sherwin Williams for the cabinet finish.

Add intrigue with accessories 

With the installation of custom shelves in the wet bar, Boyles was able to add depth for storage and a shimmering contrast to the space. She chose Palmer satin brass & glass for the shelving, adding blue Estelle wine glasses from the Kelly Caron Curated homeware collection to complete the captivating display of stemware and spirits

Integrate the palette 

The pops of color in the wallcovering tie into the fabrics used throughout the open kitchen and dining areas, inspiring unity and a cool, calm seaside vibe from floor to ceiling. Boyles explains, “We relied on coastal blues and greens to tell the color story and offset eye-catching textures.”

How to create the perfect wet bar ambiance

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