Vin de Garde Modern Wine Cellar Designs and Curious Yellow Designs’ collaborative ‘Black Cellar’ wine cellar design bridges modern and contemporary elements that match seamlessly with this New York apartment-style abode.
The team at Curious Yellow Designs was introduced to Vin de Garde Modern Wine Cellar Designs Inc. 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 modern and contemporary single-family dwelling filled with light. The high design interior revamp includes a fresh colour palate, a 1000-bottle custom wine cellar, a new kitchen, bathrooms, refreshed decor, and modern and contemporary-style custom furniture.
The creation of the richly textured ‘black’ wine cellar was a joint effort incorporating Vin de Garde’s modern minimalist design style and 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 version, 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 from 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 created the character and dimension that brought this element to life. Black was the colour chosen to best showcase the wine and wood finishing, and highlight the onyx. Flooring is solid walnut chevron pattern
Embodying a modern and vivacious contemporary attitude, the customized space utilized Vin de Garde’s iconic nek-rite series and wine wall series’. A custom-made solid walnut cabinet that housed a dedicated hygrometer, circulating humidity into the space, complimented the modern hardware. Temperature is also regulated by this sophisticated environmental control system.