Lauren Tolles & Tori Olijar
Maison Birmingham, Birmingham, MI
Co-Designers: Sullivan Strickler Design
Masculine and moody set the tone for this gentleman’s bar, designed by Lauren Tolles and Tori Olijar with Sullivan-Strickler Design. Dark crocodile leather, walnut, steel and marble-like porcelain work together to create depth, character and mood.
The Broadway cabinetry in walnut is from Maison Birmingham, matched with Sapienstone Pietra Grey surfacing. The dark, polished porcelain strongly emulates the look of Greystone marble while maintaining the durability required for entertaining, notes Tolles. Also featured is a Blanco sink and Newport Brass East Linear faucet.
Hafele Loox accent lighting via concealed LED light channels in the cabinetry and porcelain shelves further enhance the deep mood of the space, while the lighting visually highlights the homeowner’s curated collection of art, literature and various spirits. Hidden away are Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers, ice maker, dishwasher and an additional drain sink that can be used as an ice bucket while entertaining.