1. Keep the look casual with a metal library cart—this flea-market find was $15. A little rust only adds character.
2. Arrange a colorful grouping of the season’s lingering blooms, such as dried hydrangeas, berries, and mums.
3. This brass mortar and pestle, $35 at Falls Church Vintage Annex, stands ready to muddle fresh herbs and spices.
4. A fur pillow sham, $45.50 at Pottery Barn, is easily repurposed into luxe decor.
5. An antler-shaped bottle opener is half tool, half sculpture ($34 at Anthropologie).
7. Birch logs lend wintry style, with or without a fireplace ($20 a bundle at Crate & Barrel).
8. Draping a country-chic garland across the bar, such as this woven grapevine version—$20 at shopterrain.com—adds a festive touch.
10. Swap out typical lemons and limes for a seasonal bowl of pomegranates and persimmons.
1. Perfect for apartment living, an acrylic bar cart, $995 at wayfair.com, doesn’t take up visual space and keeps cocktail-making tidy.
2. A simple floral arrangement, such as this bunch of dusty miller, softens the look.
3. Tom Dixon’s futuristic copper shaker ($145) and tray ($200) create high-design moments—and help you craft ice-cold martinis.
4. An LED light with a festive message, $99 at West Elm, works for the holidays and year-round.
5. This Philippe Starck citrus squeezer ($100 at Acme Mid-Century & Modern in Old Town) is classic retro style that shouldn’t be hidden in a cabinet.
6. Think beyond traditional colors and shapes with these smoky “Northern Lights” glasses from West Elm ($10 each).
7. Mix in decor among the drink accoutrements. This peace-dove sculpture, $875 at the Etsy shop Caribe Casual, sends a mellow holiday message.
8. Glittery Christmas-tree decor from CB2, $29.95 and $19.95, adds disco-era glamour.
9. Don’t limit yourself to booze: A vintage record player boosts the cart’s party vibe.
10. A vintage wood-and-silver bar-tool set ($350 at the Hour in Old Town) is heirloom-quality.
This article appears in the December 2016 issue of Washingtonian.