Midcentury Modern Cocktail Lounge Invites Guests to Chill

Sit back and enjoy a drink and great conversation in this enticing cocktail lounge, located on the first floor of HGTV Dream Home 2018.

By: Jeannie Matteucci

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Cocktails and Conversation

Separated from the den by the home’s stairwell, the guest-friendly cocktail lounge offers a wet bar, two integrated refrigerators, storage cabinets, and drawers for entertaining essentials.

Artistic Style

Framed graphic art and painting prints placed on a floating shelf with branch above decorate the wall behind the cozy seating area.

Comfy and Convenient

The seating area with four comfortable and stylish Caribbean blue Midcentury modern arm chairs is located just off the wet bar, which makes it easy to serve guests.

User-Friendly Wet Bar

The wet bar includes platinum gray Shaker upper cabinets, a wooden countertop and a white clay tile backsplash. “It looks very similar to subway tiles, but they have more texture to them,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.

Easy-Access Storage

Lower cabinets and drawers offer convenient storage for entertaining essentials used often, from napkins and bottle openers to cocktail tools and small plates.

Must-Have Beverage Center

Two integrated refrigerators keep bottles of wine, water and snacks at the right temperature and ready for last-minute gatherings in the cocktail lounge. Wine/alcohol is not part of the sweepstakes prize.

Touch of Nature

Tall fiberglass planters in white add a touch of nature and greenery to a corner. A round metal mirror cabinet above the planters reflects views and offers handy storage inside.

Safety Sensor

A new glass panel sliding door that opens to the patio outside includes an entry sensor designed to help stop intruders at preferred entry points.

Café Style

Two coffee tables with a round metal silhouette and slate black finish are the perfect addition for cocktails or coffee and conversation.

Prize Package

A check for $250,000 is part of the exciting prize package of HGTV Dream Home 2018.

Sideboard and Mirror

A contemporary Midcentury-style sideboard offers storage and display space for books and collectibles. A show-stopping 6-foot wide and 3-foot tall mirror above the sideboard has a decorative frame that resembles clustered oyster shells and adds coastal style and organic texture to the room.

Midcentury Modern Accents

The sideboard also includes lovely table lamps with white shades that have a Midcentury vibe, which fits the style of this inviting contemporary cocktail lounge.

Versatile Storage

The sideboard with a handsome walnut veneer offers a combination of cabinets and drawers, for versatile storage of entertaining essentials.

Geometric Rug

The cocktail lounge also includes a blue handmade 100-percent New Zealand wool area rug with an attractive geometric design that adds both pattern and warmth to the room.

Space Flow

This view shows the hallway that connects the cocktail lounge and den with the two bedrooms and shared downstairs bathroom located on the first floor of this waterfront home.