Even part-time Aspenites will agree that in our small, mountain town, wine is more than just a libation. It is often a large part of our lifestyle, and we take it very seriously. So it is no surprise that many of our clients devote a dedicated cellar to this potion, sometimes larger than their Kid’s Bedrooms. They also expect their collection to live in a very well designed space.
In this particular room, Cathers Home were asked to create a temperature and humidity controlled environment that will showcase an extensive collection of rare and limited vintages as well as the everyday bottles. To achieve an authentic yet unique cellar ambiance, we used reclaimed wood from European wine boxes to lay the floors. Custom storage was built around the perimeter to accommodate over a thousand bottles. A bar at the back of the cellar anchors the room and provides counter space for opening and decanting those precious bottles. The colorful backsplash is elegant gemstone surface that we backlit for extra drama. And to finish off the room we used a local artist to create playful light fixture using what else but wine bottles. The contrast between natural old woods, refined gems and a bit of whimsy creates the perfect blend of glamorous and rustic elements that Aspen Chic style is known for.