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.
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Shaken or stirred?
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A tabletop, a tray, and a spirited set up walk into a home bar…
Garnish your home bar with a hint of the whimsical.
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
Holiday Cheers in Spirited Celebration Home Bar Styling Ideas
Have you been naughty or nice?
House cocktail stirrers, straws, mixology tools and accessories in vintage candy dishes.
The art of the style courtesy of simple yet elegant statement pieces.
Perdue ~ Orleans Decanters
Stag Ice Bucket
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.
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.
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.
Decorate with and display collected items that stand as memories from wonderful life and travel adventures.
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.
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
A hint of Mardi Gras always adds Louisiana style to the mix and the mingle.
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.
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.