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Pinteresting: The Home Bar Renaissance
From vintage bar carts to cleverly repurposed sideboards and end tables, we’re loving these “spirited” vignettes.
If you’re anything like us, you’ve got quite the collection of bottles and barware tucked into a cupboard, only making an appearance at the odd dinner party or cocktail hour. But after spotting these charming home bars around Pinterest lately, we’ve been inspired to dig out those St. Germain bottles, crystal decanters, and retro shakers to create a cocktail-themed collection worthy of a 1960s Manhattan penthouse. The best part? Our favorite martinis are now always at the ready—just add ice!
We’ve long been fans of bar carts, ever since spotting these Society Social beauties at Silk & Burlap this winter. But if a such a piece—new or vintage—is out of the budget, consider using something you already have on hand to stand in as your home bar. Add a decorative tray to an unadorned side table in the living room, or top a sideboard in the dining room or kitchen with an arrangement of your favorite spirits, mixers, and glassware.
And if you need ideas for how to style your tabletop bar, we found inspiration aplenty over at Pinterest user Because It’s Awesome’s “tabletop” board. Our faves? All things gold and sparkly.