Design ideas for wine storage and tasting

Steal these tips for storage and display from Sunset's wine nook

wine room design

Photo by Jeffery Cross

Meet Sunset's wine tasting wall

A wine room may seem an unnecessary luxury, but for aficionados with the space for one, it can easily become an essential part of the home.

Click ahead for a few ideas and tips from our new tasting space.

industrial pendant lighting

Photo by Jeffery Cross

Loft life lighting

Rejuvenation’s Wiley pendants ($162 each), incorporating carbon-filament bulbs and FSC-certified oak “handles,” lend a steampunk edge to the Sunset campus’s latest addition.

Stone wall treatment

Photo by Jeffery Cross

Stone wall: A study in contrast

We chose Eldorado Stone’s Cut Coarse stone veneer—dry-stacked here, like limestone—to set off the bar’s smooth finishes (from $7 per sq. ft. plus installation).

Dining table and chairs

Photo by Jeffery Cross

21st-century modern furniture

CB2’s zinc-plated iron-wire Reed chairs ($119 each) and white-oak Teepee dining table ($369) add a touch of neo-retro whimsy and warmth to the tasting area.

Stained-concrete counters

Photo by Jeffery Cross

Wet bar

Cabernet-colored concrete (, made with 95 percent recycled content, disguises any stains. An integral sink and a Kohler Torq faucet (from $646) complete the bar.

wine refrigerators

Photo by Jeffery Cross

Stowing away the bottles

The custom cabinetry is American black walnut. Shelves hold books, carafes, glasses, and, of course, bottles—about 175 in all, including what’s in the two GE Monogram wine fridges.

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