Thursday, December 3, 2015

How to Style Your Home Bar

Aside from the kitchen which is the hub of all homes, guests are always hanging around the Bar. Whether it be a full scale bar in your living room/basement, or a bar cart outdoors, booze always seems to bring people together.....  Just kidding........... We all know that food brings people together but booze comes a close second.

With the Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus season upon us, here are some ideas on how to style your Home Bar, be it a full scale bar counter, a two tiered bar trolley or a pretty tray on your console table. 

The key ingredients are:
  • A collection of mixed alcohols in pretty bottles
  • Cocktail shaker and mixing implements
  • A bowl holding lemons - they add a nice spot of color
  • Some flowers - they bring freshness to the space
  • A collection of your prettiest glasses
  • Champagne bucket
  • Ice bucket
  • A piece of art whether print or sculpture
  • Pretty napkins and straws
Here is a pretty bar that we created at the Fenwick Basement Remodel  which was custom built to fit under the stairs. The wine cubbies and wine racks were custom built to fit the awkward space directly under the stairs, while the cabinet is on wheels and slides out to provide storage behind. The counter top is made from reclaimed strip hardwood floor and set in a chevron pattern. While D builds, I decorate. The bar was styled for the Home Tour happening that weekend.

I used a mirrored tray to hold a crystal  decanter, bottles and lemons, with a matching champagne bucket on the left. The shelves were styled with a mix of glasses and decor items. A bar doesn't only have to hold bottles and glasses. Sprinkling a few decor items breaks up the monotony and lends a pretty touch to the shelves.
I didn't want the accessories to fight with the colored bottles below hence stuck to an all white scheme. Remember the rule "Less is More"  in every styling scenario.

See pics of this entire FENWICK BASEMENT on our website.
When you are tight on space, a Bar Tray on your console is a great idea to house your bottles and cocktail implements in one place. Here is one I styled with a collection of gold implements and matching glasses. 

I picked wine glasses with a gold rim to match the mixing implements, and added Moroccan tea glasses for some color with the intention of using them as shot glasses or for liqueur. 

The pretty crystal ice bucket fits in perfectly without blocking the artwork which acted as a backdrop for the tray.

And here is an outdoor Bar Cart I styled back in Summer, it used to be a Vintage Charmglow BBQ that we saved from the garbage dump and turned into an outdoor bar cart. See HERE for before and after pics of this beauty.

I kept the glasses, cans and implements on the top tray, and the bottles on the bottom tray. Added a pretty colored pot with a Thyme plant on the bottom tray to bring some greenery to the arrangement. All items were curated by myself from various stores, flea markets and thrift store. 

And with just these simple tricks you home is partay ready ! This will definitely impress your guests and bring them together ! Happy Entertaining folks!!!

If you would like to see the Custom Home Bars we have built visit our website 


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