Raise Your Glass: Custom Faux Finished Wine Cellar

Throughout history, wine has been a symbol of special events. It celebrates joyful times, special friends, and moments worthy of remembering. It is not surprising that people want to care for and showcase their cherished collections of fine wine and design a space dedicated to this purpose . . . the wine cellar. Designing these intimate spaces goes beyond form and function . . . it challenges one’s creativity.

These rooms represent a respect for wine just like a piece of fine art.   Designing them will challenge your imagination and creativity.  The decor of wine cellars has gone beyond the traditional “Old World” style and the expected textured, Tuscan decorative finishes.  In THIS case, you are artfully transported to the 1920’s . . . the era of Prohibition.

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The Design Process:

The concept for this wine cellar was to replicate the illusion of an authentic cave with decorative artistry and faux finishes. It tells a story about a secret area that had been dug out of the earth to provide the perfect conditions for storage of wine. Instead of traditional wine racks, unusual shapes were sculpted and textured to accommodate an assortment of bottles. On a natural cave wall, water seeps through fissures leaving rivers of stain on the stone. Around those areas of moisture, moss and algae accumulate. An artistic decorative finish was applied to represent this natural process, creating the impression that this cave has been around for centuries.


This wine cellar has gone beyond just a place for storing fine wine . It offers an experience that sets the mood to raise your glass and share a celebrated bottle of art.

“The soft extractive note of an aged cork being withdrawn has the true sound of a man opening his heart.”  — William S. Benwell

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  1. I love this transformation. Having been to hundreds of wine cellars throughout the world, from the vast luxury of Pomery to the little cave in my basement, this is a finish that transforms a wine cellar into a room you’d be proud to showcase first growth Bordeaux.

  2. This is wonderful and really a fresh approach to the wine cellar.

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