Markham Console Bar 1

The Markham Console Bar is living proof that sometimes it’s much more appealing to forget the modern and get back to our “rustic” roots. Inspired by an antique workbench, this raw, natural looking bar comes with a wheat stain finish and is made from a pine veneer– with saw marks, grooves and peg hole details. But more than just looks, the bar is also highly functional. There’s a recessed trough in the rear to keep your bottles safe, a gallery shelf below to hold your glasses, a hidden drawer for your tools, a cast iron bottle opener and a towel bar for when you get the cocktails wrong. Although it will set you back $1,400, the Markham Console Bar promises to stand out in the sea of contemporary home bars. We’re game! [PotteryBarn]