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Intoxicating Design: 29 Wine Cellar And Storage Ideas For The Contemporary Home

Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, makes weariness forget his toil, said Lord Byron. While we do not claim to be world class experts when it comes to ‘wine tasting’, design of a perfect wine cellar is something we would be glad to talk about. Everything that involves a fine bottle of wine is about precision, perfection and a great deal of care. With evolving design of modern homes and more clients eager to showcase their exquisite wine collection, elegant storage areas that double up as proud displays are becoming a popular trend.

Blue LED lighting and clear acrylic create a stunning modern wine cellar

by Beckwith Interiors

A dedicated wine cellar is obviously the best way to go about it, but those who are less blessed in terms of space and a wide variety of intoxicating riches to show, can opt for stylish storage areas. Here is a collection of wine cellars and storage systems that vary from the classic to contemporary that will hopefully inspire you to add one to your own home –

Floor-to-ceiling glass walls employed in this cool contemporary wine cellar
Horizontal wooden racks make for a cool addition
Purple Plather Chairs grab the attention here with ease!

by R Brant Design

Simple and elegant way to transform your basement into a wine cellar

by Jessop Architects

Transform your existing space with the addition of a wine storage unit

by NF Interiors

White interior and glass walls make this a perfect addition to a contemporary home

by Brandon Architects

Compact white kitchen separated from wine cellar using sliding glass doors

by Natalie Du Bois

Location is the Key

Unlike the design of most other spaces in the room, location is a key factor when it comes to your personal wine cellar. Even if it is a small prefabricated unit that is being installed in a corner of the house, the idea is to pick a space which will offer controlled conditions with relative ease. The first step would be to choose a spot where there is no direct sunlight. This is precisely why basements are perfect. But if you do not have one, then select a nice little nook that can maintain constant temperature and humidity.

Glass vases and a chandelier make lovely additions to the wine cellar

by Nadia Designs

Large archway with iron doors and wooden flooring give this wine storage space a traditional look

by John Kraemer & Sons

Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection. It offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.

Modern and minimalist way to display your intoxicating collection

by Vin de Garde Wine Cellars

Ravishing wine cellar presents a refined look

by Degre 12

Recycled timber roof and back-lit onyx grace this beautiful wine cellar

by Bagnato Architects

Sliding glass doors seem to be a popular choice as they blend aesthetics with ergonomics

by Design First Interiors

Spiral staircase leading into a wine cellar that saves up on space

by ie-designs

Let there be light!

Strong light that emit loads of heat are simply unacceptable when it comes to wine cellars. While the traditionalists will argue that it is best to keep the cellar dark and cool, modern lighting installations can add a dazzling look to a wine storage area while still ensuring no damage is done to your expensive collection. LED lights, simple track lighting and back-lit shelving all help in this process. If you are opting for a wine storage area in your living room, kitchen or in one of the corners of your house, then lighting can make or break the look.

Beautiful reserve wine racking system employed by this cellar

by Diamond Life

Gorgeous track lighting illuminates this wine cellar

by London Audio Ltd

If you wish to illuminate your exclusive wine cellar in a gorgeous manner, then lighting systems that turn off as you leave the cellar and only switch on when someone is inside are the perfect solution. This is a seamless marriage between form and functionality which keeps everyone happy!

Fabulous wine cellar is an inspiration in every sense of the word!

by RJ Dailey Construction

Stainless steel and glass cabinets perfect for a connoisseur
Stylish wine cellar for those who prefer the classic look

by Jaffa Group Design Build

Transparent and brilliant addition to the kitchen to display your wine collection proudly

by KBC Developments

Unique cabinets to display an impressive wine collection

by Urban Abode

Maximize the Space on Offer

You do not need a very large space to display a wine collection of less than 250 or 300 bottles. With most modern shelf designs and racking systems, one can accommodate a large number of bottles in a relatively small space. Adding a posh wine storage system to your apartment is something that is totally possible. In fact, it adds to the sophisticated look of your interiors. Wine has been always attached with culture, refinement and fine taste. A fabulous wine cellar with organized racking system brings along with it all these qualities and a whole lot more.

Space underneath the stairs transformed into wine storage unit

by Pinnacle Mountain Homes

Contemporary temperature-controlled wine room next to the stairs

A wine cellar under the staircase or a compact unit right next to the kitchen also works very well. Whether you live in a small studio apartment in a big city or a lavish residence with spacious interiors, a cool wine cellar is something every true connoisseur can sport. All you need is the right inspiration and proper planning!

Custom designed wine cellar perfect for the modern home

by Charlie Barnett Associates

Interesting wine cellar with skylights and wall art

by Peace Design

Wine cellar with compact seating area that comes in handy for a quick tasting
Cool wine racks set against a stone backdrop give this cellar an artistic appeal
Wine Silo with spiral stairway for those who prefer a twist in the tale!

by Carney Logan Burke Architects

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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