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A 5-STEP GUIDE TO DESIGNING YOUR VERY OWN COFFEE BAR

A 5-STEP GUIDE TO DESIGNING YOUR VERY OWN COFFEE BAR

A coffee bar can add a touch of sophistication to your kitchen, whether you’re an avid caffeine enthusiast or simply enjoy the occasional latte. From a simple counter station to a full-blown coffee corner, it’s easy to create your very own space to fix breakfast, make coffee, and store kitchen accessories. Impress your guests and have a caffeine break in the comfort of your very own home by building a coffee bar for your kitchen

Credit www.crazymaryrevista.com

Credit www.crazymaryrevista.com

 

Plan Your Budget

When planning any home remodeling venture, it's important to consider costs before diving into a new project. You should consider how much you're willing to spend on your coffee bar so that you can plan accordingly. There are several expenses that you may have to take into account, including contracting, remodeling, and redecorating costs. If you want to stick to a limited budget, you may want to consider a low-cost project such as repurposing a bookshelf or cart into a small coffee corner.

Size up Your Space

Just because you live in a loft or a studio doesn't mean you can’t enjoy the perks of having your own coffee bar. No matter how large or small your living space is, it’s easy to make space for your strong morning caffeine break. While larger homes may be able to install a full bar, smaller areas can opt for smaller coffee carts. You can even convert empty shelves and closets into a coffee nook.

Credit: Buzzfeed.com

Credit: Buzzfeed.com

Find Your Materials

Many coffee lovers already have much of what they’ll need to create a home coffee bar, but you may want to invest in additional equipment to create a truly one-of-a-kind space. In addition to tools such as espresso makers and French presses, furniture, lighting, and unique art pieces are all important elements when designing your coffee bar. You may also want to have a supply of your favorite spices and syrups on hand to serve with your beverage

Set up Your Bar

Once you’ve gathered all of your supplies, you can set up your bar. Install your countertops, arrange your furniture, and wire electrical equipment so that everything is as you like it. Complex jobs such as full-scale bar renovations may merit the assistance of professional contractors.

 

Credit Café Apostrophe

Credit Café Apostrophe

 

Decorate to Your Tastes

There are countless ways that you can decorate your coffee bar to create a relaxing and harmonious space in your kitchen. Add some color with a touch of paint, or buy some patterned mugs to spice up the room. Black and white is a chic theme that goes with pretty much any design and can be combined with bright colors to create bold highlights and accents. You can also cultivate a coffee-shop feel for your home bar by installing an authentic chalkboard wall to announce the drink of the day.

via desire to inspire

via desire to inspire

Credit: The cozyspace.

Credit: The cozyspace.

Written by Jenny Holt 

BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES OF A ZEN CONTEMPORARY FAMILY HOME

BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES OF A ZEN CONTEMPORARY FAMILY HOME

Located in the Upper East Side Manhattan, NY, we designed a a zen contemporary family home in the heart of bustling Manhattan.

Before and After pictures of the Kitchen and Dining area:

Before Kitchen and Dining Area

Before Kitchen and Dining Area

Before - Dining Room

Before - Dining Room

After Kitchen and Dining area + Living room

After Kitchen and Dining area + Living room

The open kitchen is sleek and modern with meticulous detail, including white high-gloss cabinetry, appliances by Bosch, Jenn-air, Liebherr and a massive granite breakfast island that can comfortably seat four or more.

The separate dining area (below) is perfect for formal dinner gatherings:

Before - Dining Room

Before - Dining Room

Before Living room and Kitchen

After - Dining Room  We chose an Organic Hemp Broadway Blue Wallpaper to cover the dining area's wall and make it a very comfortable place to receive guests - it brings in texture, personality and a chic quality to the space.

After - Dining Room

We chose an Organic Hemp Broadway Blue Wallpaper to cover the dining area's wall and make it a very comfortable place to receive guests - it brings in texture, personality and a chic quality to the space.

After Living Room and Kitchen

After Living Room and Kitchen

The generous living room has been designed to be a place where family and guests gather for group recreation like talking, reading, and watching TV. 

The Entertainment center has been custom designed by Marie Burgos Design.

Featured Accessories that will be very soon on sale at our online store! 

  • Bonbon Chouval Bleu de mer in Hig - fired glazed ceramic

  • Pillows:

    • “Terra” Pillow Bonbon Chouval in natural linen, organic felt and gold By MBD

    • “Yin” Pillow Bonbon Chouval in natural linen, organic felt and gold By MBD

    • “Yang” Pillow Bonbon Chouval in natural linen, organic felt and gold By MBD

 

By Anaïs Gibaud

 

 

Horses in Interior Design

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Do you love horses? Would you like to incorporate your love of horses into your home decorating scheme without going overboard?

Horses are commanding animals to behold, and their likenesses certainly hold their own in home interiors. Each of the following spaces displays an element of equestrian style through the depiction of these majestic creatures in items such as pillows, prints, sculptures and paintings.

You can also select a classic piece of artwork with a horse related theme. For extra touches, look for horse printed afghans, throws, pillows, and prints. Even a nice coffee table book of horse photos can showcase your love for horses.

Whether you want to decorate an entire room, or simply add some subtle touches, horse lovers have many options for letting their love for horses show through their home's décor.

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White Living Room - A stunning photograph from Roberto Dutesco's Horses of Sable Island series overlooks a snowy white living room with sunny yellow accent pillows carefully placed on comfy white upholstered sofas.

Interior by Marie Burgos Design

Comfortable living room with an Asian flair in one of my client's Long Island mansion.

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Grand Entrance in an interior by Kelly Weastler Design

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Peaceful Bedroom: A wood four poster canopy bed makes a statement in the center of this large bedroom and also provides the perfect framing for a black and white print featuring a herd of beautiful horses. A heart shaped patterned orange and white duvet covers the bed and a grey chaise sits neatly in the corner...perfect for an lazy afternoon nap or a good late night read.

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Showcase of a couple portrait in their family estate home.- Photographer Simon Upton

Horses sculptures by Altamoda

Console Display: Every product by Italian company Altamoda is a work of art.

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Very chic black and white interior by Moris Moreno via Desire to Inspire. Here the horses are appearing in a subtle way  in this very inspired art piece.

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Grandiose art deco library: this effect is the result of this large piece of artwork as a focal point for this elegant room. - Nuevo Estilo via La Dolce Vita

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Room in the attic: In love with horses....Country Living

Kelly Weastler design

A very elegant living space. The horse statue is a real focal point.                                                                      Interior by Kelly Weastler design

For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui email Marie Burgos at marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit our site on

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Which horse interior scene  is your favorite?

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