Mondrian-style sliding doors conceal bar in contemporary kitchen renovation

Contemporary kitchen remodel by Angelica Henry with U-shaped bar, sliding doors, mirrored glass splashback, Chrysalis Me Squared acrylic surface

Sliding doors conceal part of this glittering bar dining room, furniture, interior design, room, table, gray, black
Sliding doors conceal part of this glittering bar in a house remodeled by designer Angelica Henry ASID and Linear Fine Woodworking.

Large, open-plan living areas are ideal for entertaining, but the owners of this remodeled house took the idea one step further they created a separate bar at the side, with easy access to the pool terrace.

Designed by Angelica Henry and Alan Rosenthal of Linear Fine Woodworking, the bar continues the monochromatic black, gray and white color palette of the adjoining kitchen, but adds a little glitz.

"Here, we teamed a high-gloss black laminate with a Chrysalis Me Squared prismatic acrylic surface, which provides myriad sparkling reflections that pick up colors and shapes that change as you move through the room," says Henry.

The U-shaped bar forms a square, with a raised bar top and bar stools around three sides. The bar top features a quartz surface imbedded with mirror accents, which reinforce the sparkle.

Barn doors slide across to close off this architecture, glass, interior design, room, black
Barn doors slide across to close off this drinks area when the owners are not entertaining guests.

"There is also a lower counter for the host or bar tender to prepare drinks," says Henry. "We added a small refrigerator and plenty of storage as well."

As with the kitchen cabinets, the bar is supported by stainless steel feet that help to lighten the perceived mass of the cabinetry. The stools also have metal legs.

However, much of the visual drama comes from the rear wall. The barn doors glide open to reveal a mirrored wall featuring glass shelving suspended by cables. This showcases decorative bottles and glassware.

"We also added a small sink area with a modern faucet," says Henry. "A wine cabinet sits beneath the counter."

The adjoining kitchen cabinetry features a dark Raven interior design, gray, black
The adjoining kitchen cabinetry features a dark Raven laminate and white quartz countertops. The lighting in the ceiling is set within cubic aluminum boxes of different lengths.

The designer says the owners keep this area closed off unless they are entertaining, which enhances the sense of it being a "special occasion" feature.

Close to the pool terrace, the bar is well positioned to service both indoor and outdoor entertaining areas.

Credit list

Interior designer
Angelica Henry ASID, Angelica Henry Design (Scottsdale, AZ) and Alan Rosenthal, Linear Fine Woodworking
Bar cabinetry
High-gloss black laminate; Chrysalis Me Squared prismatic acrylic
Kitchen countertops
Silestone Zeus
Kitchen backsplash
Backpainted glass
Bar stools
Available through Alexander Sinclair
Cabinet company
Linear Fine Woodworking
Kitchen cabinetry
Nevamar in Raven with Wilsonart Alumasteel accents
Bar countertops
Silestone Zirconium
Bar backsplash
Tile flooring
Refin Ceramiche Satin Gris from Kaiser Tile
Bar sink and faucet

Story by: Colleen Hawkes

Photography by: Dino Tonn Photography

18 Apr, 2015

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