Kit out your bar cart for the busy holiday season. A gleaming gold wine holder adds verticality. Crystal decanters are a more glamorous alternative to liquor bottles. Crystal pieces reflect light and add glamour and sparkle to your winter room with relatively little investment.
The back of a burled walnut secretary is painted black to showcase a collection of antique barware and tinted glasses. The artful display of everyday items adds a personal touch and unrivaled character to any room.
This large cart is perfect for a portable wet bar. Cabinet doors shield the glass storage while the top shelf remains open. Attractive bar accessories, copper mugs and liquor bottles add color against the white walls.
When choosing a bar cart, don't exclude a vintage version. "A found treasure always garners a second look and a chic set of marvelous midcentury highballs or dapper decanters will also be a nod to the glamorous retro ritual of cocktail hour," says Roxy Owens, founder of Society Social.
Coordinate small extras with your existing black and gold palette. Interior designer Jade Joyner, co-owner of Metal + Petal in Athens, Ga., placed matches with black tips into small apothecary jars, and arranged them on a gold bar cart. She selected other entertaining essentials, such as straws, in gold as well. Even the champagne bottle’s gold seal fits into the look, and pops against the black and white modern art backdrop.
Stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and a large, unadorned window are signs of contemporary design in this bright kitchen. A wine cooler and mini fridge are conveniently nestled by the pass-through bar, while a built-in bookshelf provides space for cookbooks and bar accessories.
Eye-popping cherry-red paint turns the contemporary wet bar in this art-filled, eclectic home into a fun focal point. Along with storing stemware, shelves serve as display space for the homeowner’s collections of art and objects.
A stainless steel surgical table found at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 provides a sleek foundation for a modern bar. Topped with vintage bar accessories and bold art prints, the design is uncomplicated and smooth – just like your drink of choice.
A round ruffle-framed mirror anchors the wall above a rustic wine and liquor storage cabinet with shelving for glassware and bar accessories. Industrial and vintage accents play together in this functional and efficient space highlighted by yellow trellis wallpaper.
“Cake stands are a fun way to add height and layering,” says interior designer Jade Joyner, co-owner of Metal + Petal in Athens, Ga. She then tied the red in the cake stand to the bottom level with Asian foo dog statues. For texture, use plants and glassware, like these vintage hobnob glasses. Don’t forget the greenery, either, with houseplants and low-maintenance plants, like the bird’s nest fern on the bottom level and a glass cloche terrarium with a succulent.
To ensure a comfy arrival for her clients' new addition, designer Kerra Michele Huerta layered the nursery with a plush sheepskin rug and soft accessories. Graphic black-and-white wallpaper behind the crib will easily grow with the baby, while a handmade sheep from Germany promises to be a great cuddle buddy.
Philip Erdoes, CEO of The New Traditionalists, knows exactly what goes into creating a great bar cart, and how to put it to good use. "Great barware is essential, and at The New Traditionalists we love vintage pieces. Artisanal cocktails always taste better in old-school glasses. Ebay has some sweet midcentury glasses and accessories."
Modern furnishings and punches of bold, primary color pack a major design punch against an all-white palette. White kitchen cabinetry is sleek and modern, and a breakfast bar surrounded by modern barstools takes maximum advantage of this condominium's small footprint.
Just off the Club Room, floor-to-ceiling cabinets and a large sink create a custom wet bar. Blue glasses and accessories complement the seafoam-colored backsplash and add a coastal touch to the setting.