Friday, January 16, 2009

Entertaining Friday: Wine Cellar!

Cooper and I have just started the next project in our never-ending stream of home renovation: the wine cellar. The cellar - or cave, as my Frenchy self is planning to call it - is actually a 5 1/2 x 10 1/2 room in our basement, just underneath where our front porch is upstairs.

Cooper's friend Michael, a contractor, had some free time so he and his business partner came over yesterday and started (and nearly finished) framing out the space. All of this has happened very suddenly - I wasn't expecting to get to the wine cellar for another couple of years at least. But I'm excited. We don't have a ton of "saving" wine, but we do have a couple of cases of 2003-2005 Bordeaux sitting in our laundry/work room that I'm eager to get into some decent shelving in a correctly humid and cool environment.

So now, we need to make some quick decorating plans for the space. It won't really be an entertaining area - it's more of a straight-up storage space, really. But that doesn't mean it can't look pretty, right?

Over at Houzz, I'm soliciting advice from anybody who will give it. If you have some to share, please PLEASE leave a comment here or over at Houzz (where's there's more technical information). Here's the ideabook (it's a combination of current construction shots and images that I like):

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