Theme of the week: bars

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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This week it's all about our favourite post-work meeting place; the bar! This is, of course, a place to relax and enjoy your self, but it's also a design centric world and one that should be admired for each's individuality, charm and personal experience it gives to each customer who steps in through the doors

Style bar

A bespoke and modern style light fittings sets the scene for this golden bar. The designers, at Isabel Lopez Asociados,have made a great job of fusing several styles together to create an good end effect. A fusion of industrial, modern and rustic meet and thrive together in a clean, swanky but also charming interior

Stocked bar

There's nothing better than having a stoked bar to admire in a quiet moment when you wait there to get served. An impressive collection of wines and spirits is sure to win the customers over and, if you are designing your own bar, a design like this might give you a few ideas about the use of space and presentation.

Chic-bar

Strong whites and natural wooden tones will always be a winner for setting the mood in a bar. A bar is the window of a restaurant, so its presentation is absolutely essential in drawing people in -would you walk into this bar? I probably would. The same can be said for pub and hotel bars too,  where the first impression many people is the bar; through the street side window or advertising of the establishment.

Bar presentation

Finger food and snacks will get people in if they are on another level. In this local bar, in Valencia, Spain, the Lotelito Rooms & Bar, designed by Studio LabMatic, everything is in sight. A row of modern barstools, in cream colour, contrasts with the dark counter top and industrial style space. Brick and metal geometric forms and industrial lamps complete the look. 

Looking for more commercial designs? Take a look at the following ideabooks:

Hotel W—Barcelona

Opticians shop design

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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