The UK and International Restaurant and Bar Design Awards may not be your first source for home bar ideas and inspiration, but it is a good reference which may spark some creativity and promote thinking outside the box. The entrants are completed projects from the world’s top architects, designers and hospitality operators and are packed with details, accents, decor and a variety of interesting features that you can use when planning a bar for your home.
Hemmingway’s Library Bar in Los Angeles was a business highlighted earlier as a great way for home bars to have multiple functions in the form of books and cocktails. A number of interior design aspects which could be incorporated on a smaller scale were elaborated with specific elements to consider.
Let your imagination roam as you explore past and present contest entries and the resulting category and overall winners in this annual judging of the best bars and restaurants from around the world. If you’re enlisting professional help, pass this site along to your interior designer, architect, contractor or other services being utilized as a talking point or visual aid resource. May be able to get more information about a specific item by contacting the business owner or original designer involved for use in your own project.
Award Winning Bar Designs [pictured above from left to right .. name (location) - category ‘yr]:
- Stravaigin (Glasgow) - pub ‘11
- The Bar, Coworth Park (Ascot) - restaurant or bar in a hotel ‘11
- The Tote (India) - international bar ‘10
- The Carbon Bar, Cumberland Hotel (London) - international bar ‘09
“The best way to have good ideas is to have lots of them.” ~ Linus Pauling