French Country Wine Room

We are so excited to take you on a step by step journey into a recent wine room project. We had so much fun designing this space for one of our favorite clients!  Mary’s vision for this space was to have a relaxing area for the adults to relax while the kids played in the adjoining room so that the whole family could be together.  Our inspiration was from an old wine cellar in France, with exposed brick, wood, and just a beautiful overall “French Country” feel.


wine room design

After sketching & planning, one of the first steps for us was selecting the perfect materials for the project. The first selections were of reclaimed oak wood, literally taken from an old barn in Mchenry, IL, loaded onto one of our work trucks,  and hauled back to our warehouse to begin some tedious work of pulling nails!

We’ll keep you hanging a little longer to see what we created with this beautiful wood!

Tear Out

As you can see from the following pictures, we started from scratch, tearing out old flooring and walls, and reframing to fit our design.

Custom Cabinetry

We designed and crafted these beautiful custom cabinets in our Lake Zurich, IL warehouse.  We tried to ensure that every detail kept with the handcrafted historical theme.  We love to mix a little bit of old with new to create the perfect look! The interior shelving was made using our barn wood, and the face of the cabinets were made with new wood. We hand painted them and added a glazed finish.

Here’s a few other places we used the barn wood…

Accent Wall & Arched Ceiling

One of the coolest parts of the room is the brick wall accent.  It brings a little historical touch to the space.  This product is a thin brick which goes on like tile and is mortared into place.

One of our most favorite features of this wine room is the “wine cellar” space.  We installed a ledger stone with a nice mix of both warm and cool colors, bringing that Old World feel into the room, and keeping with the rustic, historical, french-country theme.

After the rough construction was complete, we tiled the floor with a warm natural marble from turkey.  To go along with our French Country feel, we chose this beautiful stone in a versailles pattern.  It has nice grey and gold tones to bring everything in the room together.  What you can’t see in the pictures is the Nu-heat floor heating system.  This brings a much needed heat to a cold basement floor.

After the stone was installed we brought in our custom cabinets and started the finish work. We brought in these beautiful iron gates and restored them to their original beauty, and used them to close the cellar from the rest of the room.

The final trim work was installed.  The custom reclaimed light fixture was hung, and brings interest to the ceiling by casting shadows onto the shiplap.

The final step was accessorizing the space with all the goodies. My favorite part is always seeing the joy in the client’s face as the final steps are taking place-Priceless!  We hope you enjoyed our project as much as we enjoyed designing and building for our client. 🙂

Swipe left on the picture below to see more of the finished room. Also check out our video on youtube to learn more about us:  Click here to watch video


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