Pinteresting: The Home Bar Renaissance

From vintage bar carts to cleverly repurposed sideboards and end tables, we’re loving these “spirited” vignettes.

By: Kathleen Bridges

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!

Via Pinterest users Rue Magazine and Style Me Pretty.
Image 2: Via Pinterest users Julip Made and Kate Headley.

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.

Image 3: Via Pinterest users Mary Swenson and Brittan McCarthy.
Via Pinterest users AphroChic and Erin Hiemstra.
Via Pinterest users Asudano and Julie Thigpen.

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.

Image 6: Via Pinterest user Because It’s Awesome.