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Part 3: Creating the Cottage

This week we are moving inside the cottage to one of the most important places of any vacation home, The Wet Bar!

For the wet bar we wanted to create a simple yet functional space that had everything we needed but nothing we didn't. Our goal was for a low maintenance interior just like the exterior. I did want to evoke a coastal vibe and incorporated a bit of a nautical vibe for this space as well. Our plan was to only have the bare basics for barware but a well stocked wine fridge and other beverages so that we weren't having to bring items each time we came down.

The cabinetry is custom from a local cabinet maker, The Cabinet Shop, based in Morehead City. Paul is wonderful to work with and delivered exactly what I had envisioned! The cabinets are painted Sherwin Williams In the Navy! It is a great navy without having a purple hue to it. Perfect for a coastal look. The light fixture and mirror are from a favorite local store, Beaufort Linen Company. The wine fridge and beverage fridge are both by Sub Zero and the ice maker by Hoshizaki. We ordered these appliances very early in the process due to long lead times but they arrived at exactly the right time! The cabinets roll out for easy access bottle storage.

The countertop is my favorite part! I wanted the feel of a countertop in an old yacht so my husband made this using teak and holly. It turned into a labor of love for him but the end result was well worth it! The hammered brass sink and the Rohl faucet complete the look.

The brass bamboo hardware is by Modern Matter Hardware and coordinates with the brass bamboo shelf brackets from Ballard Designs and the bamboo tray, ice bucket, and pineapple shaker from Mark and Graham. I wanted a very cohesive look with minimal display pieces.

A few of my favorite everyday wines are:

Rombauer Chardonnay

Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc

Whispering Angel Rose

La Marca Prosecco

Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon

Mumm Napa Brut Prestige

Rose Granit Sparkling Rose

and, of course, Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne!

From my home to yours, CHEERS to summertime!

Read Part 4 HERE

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