Wine Pegs 'Black Cellar', Brooklyn, New York by Curious Yellow & Vin de Garde
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Vin de Garde and Curious Yellow Designs’ collaborative ‘Black Cellar’ wine cellar design employs modern elements that match seamlessly with this New York apartment-style abode.
The team at Curious Yellow Designs was introduced to Vin de Garde when their New York City-based client requested the addition of a custom wine room in his home. Originally, the space was a 16,000 sq. ft. apartment building comprised of fifteen separate apartments. Today, the building has been transformed into a contemporary single family dwelling filled with light. The high design interior revamp includes a fresh color palate, a 1000-bottle custom wine cellar, a new kitchen and bathrooms, refreshed decor and contemporary custom furniture.
The creation of the richly textured black wine cellar was a joint effort, incorporating Vin de Garde’s modern minimalist design style with the sophisticated and elegant vision of Curious Yellow Designs. When designing the space, the client’s main goal was storage capacity to house up to 1000 bottles, including large format versions, while maintaining the contemporary aesthetic found throughout the home.
The resulting project covers a finished area of 8ft x 18ft. The cellar begins with a frameless glass-walled entrance that allows visibility throughout the main level of the home.
Custom LED lights were installed throughout the cellar to highlight the wine collection. Special attention was paid to the showpiece of the cellar, a stunning panel of backlit Jade Onyx. Curious Yellow’s history of working with stone, marble and texture ensured the character and dimension that brought this element to life. Black is the color that was chosen to best showcase the wine and wood-finishing, and to highlight the onyx. The flooring is solid walnut chevron pattern, embodying a modern and vivacious contemporary attitude.
The customized space utilizes Vin de Garde’s iconic Nek Rite and XY Series. A custom-made solid walnut cabinet that houses a dedicated hygrometer, circulating humidity into the space, compliments the modern hardware. Temperature is also regulated by this sophisticated environmental control system.