How to Create and Style a Dry or Wet Bar

You guys. Lately I'm having all the feels like "pinch me, is this what I get to do for a living?!" And one of my latest projects in Boca Raton definitely added to all of those feelings, ESPECIALLY when they said yes to my idea of converting an unused closet (in a weird location) to a dry bar. These yeses from clients are like fuel to a designers soul. I love all of my projects but the ones where I get to design moments and unique areas using special material and a bit of risk-taking? YES YES YES.


And to that, I had so much fun styling this project that I thought it would be useful to write all about my experience and how to create and style a dry or wet bar.  Because, learning how to style a dry or wet bar is clearly something you need to know to live life to the fullest ;)




Tile It Up.


The true hero of this dry bar is the Ann Sacks Kelly Wearstler tile! We designed it with the tile in mind as the main focal point. Choosing a unique tile for the backsplash really gives you an opportunity to showcase your personality and bring new life and color to your home.


Add Shelves.


I am such an advocate for this open shelving trend, especially when it's done well. Open shelving provides space for storage, and also provides a place for you to showcase your glassware, decorative objects and personal items that come together to create a little masterpiece. These specific shelves were custom wood fit by my millworker, but feel free to choose your own favorite wood for your bar. Places like Pottery Barn and Rejuvenation have some great shelving options if you don't want to go custom. Check out some of my favorite open shelves below!