Interior Design: Jennifer Hutton of Artisan Kitchens and Baths | Photographs by Jennifer Hutton
When clients approached kitchen and bath designer Jennifer Hutton to design their bar and billiards room, she was thrilled. The home, a new build by Timberbuilt located just outside of Buffalo, New York, was situated on a private property lined with trees and foliage. “I live vicariously through my clients,” says Hutton, “and this project was no exception.” A unique space with ample square footage to play with seemed almost too good to be true.
As Hutton set to work, she played to the homeowners’ love of a rustic aesthetic, a style that perfectly fits the surrounding verdant landscape. Brick walls, cabinets outfitted in a heritage finish, gorgeous beams, chunky posts, and decorative hardware line the space, infusing it with a warm, welcoming appeal. “The entire room is centered around entertaining,” explains Hutton of the bar plus billiards room and powder room. The bar itself can almost function as a kitchen, with a sink, dishwasher, and large stone countertops offering ease of use. To make it a truly special place for entertaining though, Hutton included a variety of True Residential undercounter units. From a 15” Clear Ice Machine, to a 24” Wine Cabinet, 24” Beverage Center, and a 24” Beverage Dispense to enjoy the perfect draft pour from, the bar is outfitted to the tee. “True Residential makes some pretty fantastic units so we decided to have a little of everything,” explains Hutton.
A fantastic decision all around, the units not only provide all manner of entertainment choices but complement the neighboring design choices. The cabinets’ elegant raised center panel and glass inserts, roped detail on the island’s posts, and views to the outdoors create a room designed for fun and relaxation. Just adjacent to the bar lies a billiards table with a double-sided fireplace nearby. “There is so much to love about this space,” says Hutton of the fun-meets-function-laden bar/billiards room. “The style we worked with was incredibly fun and not your average white-on-white. Warmth and texture can go a long way.” As can our units. This is one project we’re delighted to be a part of.