Room Envy: This den has a Western lodge vibe and a built-in bar

Beth Kooby Sobbott designs a spot perfect to cozy up during the winter

Room Envy

Photograph by Jeff Herr

Combine a ’70s lounge with an old-school Western lodge, and you’ll get this funky den, says interior designer Beth Kooby Sobbott. She created a cozy place for the Marietta homeowner to play slide guitar and wet his whistle.

Knock on wood
White oak paneling, doors, and floors wrap the room in woodsy warmth. Different stains create contrast.

Heavy metal
Tin ceiling tiles ordered online in a color called “copper penny” evoke a Montana saloon.

Fireside furniture
Two green leather chairs from West Elm play off the jade quartzite hearth, while a just-the-right-size side table found at Paris on Ponce fits the masculine vibe.

Kitschy cool
Western art, a chandelier made from shed antlers, and a cowhide rug provide the right ambiance.

Set the bar
A built-in bar holds a myriad of bottles and glassware. Custom cabinets keep the stash tidy, but a few photogenic items are always on display.

Use mirrors as art. “I really wanted the custom antiqued mirror panel behind the bar,” says designer Beth Kooby Sobbott. “It’s moody and sexy—like music and drinking.”

This article appears in our January 2019 issue.