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.
Badash Crystal Chelsea Ice Bucket
Artland Milano Cordial Glass – Set of 6
Westmorland Argonaut Pink Milk Glass Footed Candy Dish
House cocktail stirrers, straws, mixology tools and accessories in vintage candy dishes.
Ellis Art Print 23 Beautiful Antique Sea Ocean Red Coral
Artland Inc. Iris Ruby DOF Glasses – Set of 4
Viv All Purpose Big Wine Glasses, Set of 8
Red Rectangular Lacquer Serving Tray
Red Murano Glass Bowl w/ Infused Flakes
Red, white and blue palette.
Garber Ice Bucket
A Weathered Sea Captain Oil Painting Reproduction Print
Rope Bar Ice Bucket
Claw Bottle Opener
Blue and white porcelain vases and accents play well to a classic.
Amanda Reynal Interiors
Godinger Dublin Goblet – Set of 4
Blue Pane Framed Print
Marbled Swirl Ginger Jar – Blue/White
Porcelain Helmet Canister
Martha Stewart – Photography by Paul Costello
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Vintage Stieff Historic Newport Decanter Tags – Set of 4
Antique Silver Sentiment Pitcher
Hammered Straight Pitcher
Garnish your home bar with a hint of whimsical.
1960s Vintage Jim Beam White Bowling Pin Decanter
Beethoven’s Fifth Whiskey Decanter with Pour Spout
Katrina Dog Shaped Liquor Whiskey Decanter
Vintage Political Decanters
Cheers to the glamorously chic home bar, stylish and responsible entertaining and the holiday sip and social season.
Mong 3 Drawer Accent Chest
Console, cabinet, chest, or cart.
Uttermost Amaranto Gold Serving Tea Cart
Lagasse Bar Cart
Rondo Crystal Whiskey/Liquor Rectangular 25 oz. Decanter
Pryce Gold Glassware
Two of a Kind Less/More Jigger ~ kate spade new york
Vintage Heisey Paneled 22 kt Gold Accent Candy Dish
The Eye Match Set, Black
Hollywood Regency Brass Shell Ashtray Dish
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Anchor Hocking Fairfield Green Glass Pedestal Bowl
Making spirits bright this holiday social season starts with the well-appointed home bar.
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Better Homes & Gardens
Allison Elebash Interior Design
Clear Wine Bottle Rack
Set of 6 Whiskey Neat Note Cards – Lana’s Shop
DecMode 18 in. Aluminum Wine Cooler Ice Bucket
Rattan Rectangular Tray with Rounded Corners and Cutout Handles In Spirits of the Holiday Style-
Colvin 2 Door Accent Cabinet
Desmond Resin Glitter Sitting Reindeer
Ruby Etched Decanter
Gold Tartan Double Old-Fashioned Glass
Crystal Stemmed Wine Glass
Workman Publishing Holiday Cocktails Book
Holiday Gatherings Tartan Plaid Appetizer Plates Set of 4
Rothwell Butler Console Table
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
The art of the style courtesy of simple yet elegant statement pieces.
Henriksen Coastal Inspired 2 Door Bar Cabinet
Slesinski Design Group, Inc.
Pine Cone and Crystal Table Lamp
Stag Cocktail Shaker
Angus Cocktail Tumblers
Bliss at Home – Bloglovin’
8 Oak Lane Black Bamboo Bar Card
Leopard-Print Wine Cooler
Leopard Velvet Lumbar Pillow
Small Gold Mirror Ornate Americana Federal Style
A small plastic framed gold Federal style mirror with a significantly lower price may be of decorative interest to you.
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Molly Bar Cart
Maddox 2 Door Accent Cabinet
Crystal Dublin Ice Bucket
Villeroy & Boch Boston Rose Claret, Set of 4
American Brilliant Period Water Wine Liquor Decanter Carafe
Shelly Rectangular Glass Pitcher
Bert the Peacock Gold Spoon Rest
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
Suave Glass Pitcher || Twirl Decanter || Odette Handcut Glass Decanter
Crinkle Pink and Gold Bowl
Prowl Gold Cocktail Stirrers
Louisiana lagniappe reflects a sense of home state home which reflects a sense of my personal style.
Arthur Court Alligator Ice Scoop
Silver Crocodile Tray
Croco Ice Scoop
Arthur Court Alligator Pilsner Glasses
Crocodile Decorative Box
Laveau Crocodile Skull
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
Band Round Glass Pitcher
Be Social Monclava Double Old-Fashioned Glasses – Set of 4
Sugar Magnolia Sandwich Serving Tray
Southern Comfort Set of Four 22K Gold and Aqua Riverboat Highball Tumblers
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.
Cane Mixing Bowl by Mason Cash
Silver Accent Tray
A hint of Mardi Gras always adds Louisiana style to the mix and the mingle.
Two-of-a-Kind Mask Bottle Opener – kate spade new york
Rubi Wine Cooler, Brass
Giada Acrylic Wine Glass – Green – Large
Vintage Culver Mardi Gras Jester Glasses
Grassingt Clear 14 oz. Acrylic Every Day Glasses
Glass “Elixir” Bottle
Emerald Collection Diamond Plates from Coton Colors
Thirstystone Appetizer Pick, Fleur de Lis S-four
Breene 2 Door Accent Cabinet
Zhori Midcentury Modern Bar Cart – Holly & Martin
Drake Metallic Double Old-Fashioned Glasses
Art Deco Bellhop Liquor Decanter
Burl Wood Rectangular Tray
Mid Century Orange Party Bowl
Franklin Double Old-Fashioned Glass
Lion Wine Bottle Holder
Cocktails and conversation take place around unique home bar pieces.
Godinger Wooden Airplane Cheese Board
Airplane 5 Piece Bartool Set
Steady-Temp 8 oz. Martini Glass
Vintage Military Hats Ashtray
Pointdexter Silver Cocktail Picks with Hat Set of 6
Faux Wood Ice Bucket with Lid
Hammered Candy / Nut Bowl
Stovetop Sugar Free Candied 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.
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