The Mix and the Marvel: Home Bar Styling Ideas

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, bar and glassware and beverage accouterments is displayed on a styled cart, cabinet, accent table, bookshelf, inside an antique armoire or atop a mid-century modern credenza.

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Let me expand on that thought.  A stylish home bar can begin with atop a portable card table or kitchen counter.  The mix and the marvel is in the decorative details, proportion and placement.

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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.

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Leopard Print Wine Cooler

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vintage-gin-vodka-bottlesVintage Gin and Vodka Bottles

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Architectural Digest

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Newport 18 Oz. Cocktail Shaker

Shaken or stirred?

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A Festive Bar

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Traditional Home

rose-gold-drink-strawsStop me if you’ve heard this one.  A tabletop, a tray, and a spirited set up walk into a home bar.

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A Good Pour

Garnish your home bar with a hint of vintage whimsical.

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Vintage Lionstone Madame Decanter

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Empoli Genie Bottle W Stopper

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Art Deco Ash Tray

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.  An Art Deco ash tray repurposed as a bar spoon holder makes a great conversation piece.

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Making spirits bright this holiday social season starts with the well-appointed home bar.  Cheers to the stylish home bar, stylish and responsible entertaining and the holiday sip and social season.

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When you just love the look –

Holiday Cheers in Spirited Celebration Home Bar Styling Ideas

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Kelly Emerald Green 4-Drawer Accent Chest

nugget-lamp-blackVintage Gold Nugget Table Lamp

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Hiball Red Glass Set of 4

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All wrapped up with a may I serve you bow on it.

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Porcelain Tray

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House cocktail stirrers, straws, mixology tools and accessories in vintage candy dishes.

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Vintage Green Hazel Atlas Colonial Block Depression Glass Candy Dish Set

holiday-raffia-tree-13503Holiday Raffia Tree

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The art of the style courtesy of complementing statement pieces.

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Feasby and Bleeks- DecorPad

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Santa Ynez Meadow Oil Painting

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Christmas Flamingo Cocktail Napkins

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The pineapple is the symbol of hospitality.

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bleecker-bar-flask-oBleecker Bar Flask

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Art Glass Bullseye Pitcher

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Regency Eagle Bevel Mirror

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Bliss at Home – Bloglovin’

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Pops of color accent a repurposed garden table.  A gallery wall in perfect placement “garnishes” the look with a splash of drama.

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Loop Round Tray

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Louisiana lagniappe reflects a sense of home state home which reflects a sense of my personal style.

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Decorating with and displaying collected items that stand as memories from wonderful life and travel adventures.

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Restaurant Antoine Creamer

 I use a vintage hotel creamer as a jigger, and it never fails to start a “where did you get that?” conversation.

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Thirsty Throwback Thursday Fabulous!

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Modern 7 Piece Bar Mixologist Set

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Apartment Therapy

I spied these deer leg accent tables at Target, and immediately thought they would be great to use as a drink table(s).

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One is silver, and the other’s gold.

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Appetizers mix well with cocktails.  Just add friends.

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In the City

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Renesse Highball Glass

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Apartment Therapy

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Do You Like Nuts?

 Traditional Home

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Entertaining with Caspari Cocktail Napkins

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Entertain these home bar styling ideas for a finished result that’s one part glamour, one part personal style and one part fabulous is now being served.

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