An epic update to a classic post.
Home bar styling ideas for a chic cocktail station go stylishly beyond a portable card table or kitchen counter space. The home bar serves up more than just cocktails when the spirits, wine, glassware, decor finds and beverage accouterments are displayed on a styled cart, cabinet, accent table, bookshelf, inside an antique armoire or atop a mid-century modern credenza.
Let me expand on that thought. A stylish home bar can begin atop a portable card table, kitchen counter or patio wall. The mix and the marvel is in the decorative details, proportion and placement. Styling a home bar works off the same principle applied to styling a coffee table. X marks the center spot- the prime location for a medium or low height object placement. The “outer” areas balance the method with graduated heights to continue the flow, theme and visual engagement.
Brian Hart Hoffman ~ Photo by Stephen DeVries
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A Good Pour
Moto Silver Polished Pitcher
Lindome Console Table
Vintage Neoclassical Highball Glasses
Vintage Scotch and Bourbon Decanters
Bennett Lerner Interiors
Scotch ~ Rye ~ Vodka
Gold Antique Mirror Tray
Gold Plated Jigger
Two of a Kind Less/More Jigger ~ kate spade new york
Suave Martini Glass
Julia Knight® Peony Cocktail Spoon
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A tabletop, a tray, and a spirited set up walk into a home bar…
Waiting on Martha
Royal Brierley Honeysuckle Crystal Bowl
Reed & Barton Lyndon Bar and Ice Spoon
Garnish your home bar with a hint of the whimsical.
5 Piece Monkey Bartool Set
I.W. Harper Decanter
Shih Tzu Decanter
Suzanne Kasler Interiors
Cheers to the glamorously chic home bar, stylish and responsible entertaining and the holiday sip and social season.
Making spirits bright this holiday social season starts with the well-appointed home bar.
When you just love the look of the holiday-
Guy Chaddock Collection Acorn Chest
Plymouth Woodland Birds Mixed Appetizer Plates, Set of 4
Better Homes and Gardens
Holiday Cheers in Spirited Celebration Home Bar Styling Ideas
Kelly Emerald Green 4-Drawer Accent Chest
Vintage Gold Nugget Table Lamp
Bamboo Serving Tray
Vintage Green Hazel Atlas Colonial Block Depression Glass Candy Dish Set
Holiday Raffia Tree
Rothwell Butler Console Table
The art of the style courtesy of simple yet elegant statement pieces.
Meagan CampWhite Rose 137 Framed Print
Waterford Lismore Pilsner Glasses
Perdue ~ Orleans Decanters
Slesinski Design Group, Inc.
Pine Cone and Crystal Table Lamp
Stag Ice Bucket
Deer Bust Bar Tools Set
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
It isn’t a party without a touch of pink, and the Pink Flamingo Catchall from British fashion designer Matthew Williamson for CB2 will ruffle all the right feathers. Under the “feathers” is a secret compartment perfect for housing cocktail snacks and the like.
The pineapple is the symbol of hospitality.
Pineapple Double Old-Fashioned Glass, Set of 4
Franklin Double Old-Fashioned Glass
Pineapple Cocktail Picks with Holder, Set of 6
Danya B. 9-Bottle Wine Rack in Sparkling Gold
Leopard Wine Cooler
Eiffel Tower Sculpture
Bliss at Home – Bloglovin’
Leopard Velvet Lumbar Pillow
Better Homes and Gardens
Molly Bar Cart
Royal Copenhagen Crystal Flask
Before many of us became smarter and healthier and the laws of the land changed, the ash tray was part of the cocktail bar landscape. A vintage ash tray repurposed as a cocktail spoon holders or cocktail stirrer discard bowl makes a great conversation piece.
Vintage Hand Blown Ash Tray
Fred SWIZZLE STICKS Twig Drink Stirrers, Set of 24
Rebecca Metal 3 Tiered Tray Bar Cart
Louisiana lagniappe reflects a sense of home state home which reflects a sense of my personal style.
How chic is this DIY bar tray? Click on the link for the DIY scoop tutorial from Honestly Yum.
Arthur Court Alligator Ice Scoop
Arthur Court Alligator Pilsner Glasses
Crocodile Decorative Box
Decorate with and display collected items that stand as memories from wonderful life and travel adventures.
Restaurant Antoine Creamer
I use a vintage Antoine’s Restaurant creamer as a jigger, and it never fails to start a “where did you get this?” conversation.
Take the home bar styling ideas outdoors. This outdoor grill area easily converts to a Bloody Mary bar. Talk about contrast! Rustic surroundings strike a chord of Southern charm.
Bali Collection Glass Carafe, All Natural Handwoven Rattan Wrapping
Silver Accent Tray
Southern entertaining and the home bar go together like Tabasco and tomato juice. A proper Southern Bloody Mary bar is well stocked with silver trays, bowls and containers to house and hold the sauces, seasonings and spicy garnishes that kick up the flavor with just the right amount of c’est si bon zing.
A Taste of Louisiana
Metallic High Balls & Coasters || Empire Silver Bowl || Double Old-Fashioned Set || Lidded Silver Turtle || Stoneware Bowl Set
A hint of Mardi Gras always adds Louisiana style to the mix and the mingle.
Signed Mid Century Modern Fornasetti for Rosenthal Court Jester Porcelain Vase
Two-of-a-Kind Mask Bottle Opener – kate spade new york
Victoria Crown Old Fashioned Glasses
Rock Candy Sticks
Mardi Gras Monogrammed Napkins
Lace Canapé 6.5″ Appetizer Plate
Art Deco Bellhop Liquor Decanter
Burl Wood Rectangular Tray
How very Mad Men mid-century modern.
Everything that’s old is new again. Cocktails and conversation take place around unique home bar pieces.
Nosh and nibble appetizers mix well with cocktails. Just add friends.
Godinger Wooden Airplane Cheese Board
Ralph Lauren Home
Do You Like Nuts?
Spicy Rosemary Roasted Nuts
Entertain these home bar styling ideas for a finished result that’s one part glamour, one part personal style and one part fabulous now being served.