We would like to tell you about one of our most exciting projects. Our customer wanted to create a wine cellar combined with a fireplace lounge in his city apartment. You’ll agree that this doesn’t sound like a usual task. Nevertheless, we designed and then created a stylish room that suited all desires. Here, we are going to share some of the details of our work on this wine room.
The future wine room featuring a fireplace lounge was to be in a room with the area of 12.2 sq m. The apartment is in an old house which used to have furnace heating. That is why there is a chimney, which allowed for installation of a real fireplace with a stone mantelpiece after complete rearrangement of the room. The fireplace is designed to burn biofuel.
The walls were lined with natural stone 1 cm in width; the floor was covered in natural stone measuring 3 cm in width and coated with four layers of glossy varnish. Stone is a cold material, so we equipped the room with electric underfloor heating. As a result, the textured surface of the floor became nice to walk barefoot. The ceiling was lined with naturally aged wood in the noble dark colour. Weather strips were put around the perimeter of the ceiling. The ceiling beams were used to house the ventilation ducts for the air extraction hood that we installed in the wine room. It was required because the owner was planning to enjoy a couple of occasional cigarettes.
A separate cable was laid specifically for the rack illumination. The cabinets and racks were illuminated by LED-strip lighting in aluminium channels.
The reader may be wondering where the climate control equipment is and whether it is at all possible to combine a fireplace lounge, which is, in essence, a very warm space, with the wine room that is supposed to be cool. Here is the answer: indeed, this sort of space won’t do for long-term storage of wine, but that wasn’t what the owner intended to do. The kitchen had been already equipped with a large wine cabinet where wine was stored for a longer time. The drinks kept in the wine room were intended for immediate tasting, so the wine simply wouldn’t stay there long enough to be affected in any way. This room was supposed to be a chill-out zone, with the wine racks and related accessories serving as part of the decor which would make the customer feel calm and relaxed.
The interior was designed in the classical style with some rustic features. The sliding glass door glides along the track smoothly and quietly. Just above the fireplace, there is a tapestry and two wall incandescent lamps. The cabinet furniture in the wine room is made of hazel wood. All metal components of the furniture, lights and other interior items are of noble shades of bronze and brass. We put up narrow racks on either side of the fireplace. Their bottom tier houses the compartments for bottles, and on the top tier, which is glassed in and illuminated, there are shelves for glasses. In between the tiers, there are drawers to keep various accessories and other bits and pieces.
The opposite wall was lined with timber. Its central part was embellished with the tapestry beautifully illuminated by the two retro-style incandescent lights. Below, there are two ordinary shelves and one inclined shelf intended for storage of bottles. There are a few small oak casks on the shelf that fit in with the overall ambience perfectly well: two 5-litre casks and one 3-litre cask. On either side of the shelves, there are racks with unusual shelves: they are made of diamond-shaped strips that make them look really exquisite and lightweight.
The interior is impressively embellished with a chandelier in the form of antlers that has a practical function of illuminating the whole room. It is really comfortable to sit in front of the fireplace in the big soft armchairs, with a bottle, glasses and light hors-d’oeuvres put out on the elegant round table.
This design project is a world away from what we normally do. Here, you won’t find any of our traditional module systems or climate control equipment. In effect, the room we designed isn’t really a wine room, as it was intended to be used as a leisure facility rather than a wine cellar. We had to fuse a fireplace lounge into the setting of a wine cellar that is much liked by the customer. We got great feedback on our work, and really liked the created interior ourselves, so we can conclude that the task was performed excellently.
If you want to order a wine room, no matter how sophisticated you want it to be – feel free to leave it with us. It’s enough just to fill in the questionnaire or contact us in the way most suitable for you. As you can see, we have a lot of experience and are eager to perform both standard and non-standard design projects.