Create A Cocktail Cove

Colourtrend Interior Design Forum interview with Ciara Drennan of Drennan Interiors.

Forget the man cave—this feminine room is a bright haven away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday.  Ciara Drennan of Drennan Interiors had a stroke of inspiration when designing this gorgeous room: “My initial thought was to do a man cave and I just decided to flip it all on its head and keep it all bright and airy…lovely bright blush pinks, florals, and keep it really girly.” With soft grey furnishings, glass tables and proper brass accents, this room has all the trimmings you’d expect in a high-end cocktail bar—but can be achieved within the confines of your own home.

To create a cohesive space, Ciara keeps the colour consistent from ceiling right down to the skirting boards across the entire room, using Colourtrend’s bubblegum-coloured Fantastic Pink 0076. Both of the walls are painted in Interior Matt finish, and the cocktail bar unit is painted in Eggshell finish. “I painted the bar the same as the walls because I wanted it to blend in and make the room feel bigger, more spacious.” She goes a step further to tie in the cocktail unit by framing the adjoining wall with moulding, giving the perception of wood panelling and making both features feel like one bespoke installation. The mirror on the bar also gives the illusion of more space, not only creating a window-like effect, but serving to bounce light back into the room, making it feel even bigger and brighter.

When selecting paint for your own room, Ciara recommends we “really think about the use of the space.” If you’re planning on re-vamping your sitting room any time soon, you might just follow Ciara’s lead and put in your own cocktail cove, the perfect place to break open the bubbly and get away from it all.

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