Kitchens and bathrooms continue to be the rooms that garner the most attention and the biggest chunk of the upgrading budget. But other rooms and spaces are increasingly sweeping in, stealing some of the kitchen/bathroom spotlight and a slice of status as well.
Now it’s master suite and much more specifically the “morning bar” according to one of our favorite bachelor clients. When our guy told us he wanted to be able to shut down from the rest of the home and serve champagne in bed, we were on board to create the scene.
The morning bar, or the bedroom’s very own wet bar, refers to a space in the master suite that includes a small refrigerator, sink, plenty of outlets and counter space for the coffee maker, espresso machine and possibly a microwave. The appliances and other paraphernalia are generally ensconced in cabinetry that matches the decor of the bedroom. After all, there must be an appropriate home supplies–OJ, Starbucks, bottled water, champagne–and china, crystal, silver and linens. No sippy cups, big gulps or cheese puffs.
Our Kerrie Kelly Design Lab client said, “When I think about what I want, it involves the same things that come from staying in a really nice hotel room. First, the convenience of having everything that I might need–right at hand. Second, something of high quality that I use, because it makes me feel good when I am using it–I am treating myself. Lastly, this feels like my refuge from the world. It is a getaway of sorts. I think that having the Keurig or Nespresso, a wine refrigerator, a built in ironing board and so on help to accomplish all that. The definition of morning kitchen can be simple, with no running water and in a small space; or it could be moderate–with a simple sink and glassware; or extensive, with more room, wine steward and a built in dishwasher.”
Could we live without it? Absolutely. Do we want to? No way! Thanks for putting us to the challenge.