Grouping favorite small-batch bourbons and a go-to simple syrup puts a console table designed to hold bottles of wine to work as a bar. To make the libation collection even more impressive, stack the bottles on chargers. DIY blogger Amanda Macy Hall used these wooden chargers made by her parents and then brought in a touch of softness and glam with a set of copper-trimmed linen cocktail napkins by Dot & Army.
An antiqued wooden wine console table acts as a second bar area in DIYer Amanda Macy Hall’s Atlanta home. She selected bottles and napkins with style, with artwork from an illustrated recipe and a cookbook by Atlanta’s Kevin Gillespie, a 2016 James Beard Award nominee.
This living room pairs together traditional all-over wood paneling with contemporary touches, like black and white artwork. A black cabinet with a heather gray front features a bar tray and several stacked books, while a white lampshade sconce hangs above.
Black and white is the obvious theme in this open living room. Taking center stage is a modern black chair facing a black console table and corner bar. Graphic wallpaper and an upholstered bench stay true to black and white palette.
Selecting a piece of furniture with enough space for stocking spirits, glassware, mixers, garnishes and decanters is also key. Make sure the furniture you choose, be it a buffet, chest, console or table, provides not only adequate length, but also depth. Choose something in the 16 inch or better range.
This formal sitting room features a pair of white, tufted chairs, a modern bar cart, a sleek wooden console, crystal vases and a zebra hide rug set against a bright yellow backdrop, creating a sophisticated space.
An oversized gray sectional is centered on the stone wall with a TV and contemporary fireplace inset. The bar area pairs glass upper cabinets for displaying glassware with comfortable barstools for grabbing a drink. Two sleek thin table lamps sit on top of a contemporary console table.