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Elevating Home Entertainment: The Rise of Custom Bars


In today’s world, where the home has transformed into the ultimate haven, there’s a notable trend among professionals toward designing personalized spaces that reflect personal preferences and lifestyles. Although home theatres, spas, and exercise rooms remain popular, custom bars and wine cellars are quickly becoming a new benchmark of home entertainment luxury.

A prime example of this trend is the award-winning bar space at Magnolia Residence, masterfully designed by JHA, a Vancouver-based design and architecture firm. The space was awarded Best Wine Room/Bar Space at the NKBA Western Canada Design Excellence Awards, and redefines traditional concepts of a drinking venue, transforming it into a focal point for social interaction and a testament to outstanding design. 

Black Calacatta marble was seamlessly integrated into the bar and cellar, offering a striking contrast against the bespoke, stitched leather panel millwork. Enhancing the bar’s charm, a custom Vancouver skyline pendant light, designed in collaboration with RJ Cross, further elevates the space.

The cellar level of the Magnolia residence was intended as a dedicated entertaining space boasting not only the custom bar and wine cellar but also a home theatre, a separate guest wing with spare bedrooms and a spa and exercise room.