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Eight Inspiring Wine Cellar Designs for Any Wine Lover

For a wine enthusiast of any degree, owning your own cellar is a dream come true. Imagine, descending a narrow staircase into a chic, rocky grotto complete with tile floors, climate controlled temperatures and racks full of the most flavorful intoxicants from around the world. Imagine having the freedom to select any wine you desire to accompany your evening meal or night with friends. A wine cellar is the perfect space in which to pay homage to the delicious libations you love so dearly.

Highly stylish wine cellar design / by Greif Architects

The size of your wine cellar obviously depends on the size of your home as well as your budget for the project. Some homeowners may choose to fill their entire full size basement with shelving, refrigerators and spotlighted racks. Others may only have enough space for one small room. Whatever the size of your wine cellar, you can make the most out of it with ceiling to floor storage and custom built in shelving.

Fancy wine cellar with exposed walls / by Kessick Wine Cellars

The theme of your wine cellar depends completely on your own taste. You could err on the side of contemporary modern with frameless glass-enclosed spaces and stainless steel accents, or you could opt for a more traditional, Medieval-style Italian cellar with ancient brick and arched stone doorways. Shelving could be composed of antiqued oak surrounded by fieldstone walls or rich dark wood with ornamental paneling. Some homeowners choose to place spotlights on their more cherished collections while others choose backlit shelving.

In terms of décor, you can add wall art and area rugs, or you can keep things bare and refined. Some homeowners like to design their cellars like a show room while others wish to keep them effortless and private. Whether rustic or polished, elaborate or simple, a wine cellar is bound to make your home feel much more sophisticated.

Mediterranean wine cellar with French inspiration / by JAUREGUI Architecture
Wine cellar with a stylish wooden horizontal wine rack and shelves / by Dencity LLC & Cablik Enterprises
French-inspired Wine Cellars / by The French Tradition
A spiral staircase leading to a fancy wine cellar / by ie: Designs
Ultra contemporary wine cellar with blue glossy LED lighting / by Beckwith Interiors
French style wine cellar with a table and rounded ceiling / by Summerour Architects

Carrie Dagenhard

Carrie is a seasoned blogger, entertainment journalist and all around professional wordsmith with a passion for interior design and home organization. A self-proclaimed eternal wanderer and neat freak, she enjoys sharing her eclectic tastes and zeal of creating a beautiful and balanced space through DIY home décor. After graduating with a degr[...]

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