What makes a kitchen bar unforgettable? A grand scale? Sleek materials? Eye-catching bar stools? Yes, yes, and yes! But don’t think that more subtle statements can’t be equally memorable. Whether you have a penthouse kitchen or a small kitchen nook where you prepare food in your studio apartment, there are ways to incorporate bar style into your setup!
Today we spotlight 12 unforgettable kitchen bars, and we take a look at what makes them truly stylish. Pay special attention to the lines and forms of each selection, as well as the special touches that accessorize the space. For example, pendant lighting can do wonders when hanging over a kitchen bar! And don’t forget about selecting fabulous bar stools!
Wooden Kitchen Bars
We begin with wooden bars, a popular choice given the warmth they add to a room. How do you accessorize them? There are countless options… Below we see a special project called the Zero Energy House. Note the streamlined look of the wooden bar, as well as the choice to pair it with white padded seats to create a contrast of dark and light. [from Levy Art & Architecture]
In the next featured image we see another wooden bar, this time paired with industrial stools. In fact, many a wooden bar or dining table is matched with metal seating. Not only is the juxtaposition of warm wood and cool metal quite interesting, the industrial look of metal chairs and stools creates an instant “vintage modern” effect. [Photo by Travis Dubreuil via I-Beam Design]
Chunky is the word for this next featured space! The substantial wooden curves of the bar below have an unfinished feel, which truly stands out against the dark countertops. Overhead lighting adds drama. Natural meets modern in the most unexpected of ways… [from The Sky Is the Limit Design]