Over the years my home bar has morphed from just a few bottles of liquor to a display of beautiful vintage finds with a more grown up and polished look. I found that entertaining can be fun, chic, and not budget busting. Including vintage and thrifted items is a great way to add some pizzazz and sophistication to your home bar. Though my little bar is still a work in progress, here are some tips I used to style mine.
The setup. Mixing modern, vintage, masculine and softer textured items gives my bar a rich and unique look that works for my his and hers home. I've showcased my bar on one of my favorite pieces of vintage furniture, grounding it on a table runner with subtle feminine details, and used a dark wood wicker tray for it housing. To give it even more interest I have placed other eye catching items such as the vintage desk lamp and Martini Rossi picture.
Building your bar is a labor of love and doesn't just occur overnight. There are still items I want to add to mine such as a muddler, a bar spoon, and a hawthrone strainer, just to name a few. So enjoy the process and the journey of finding and incorporating beautiful and unique pieces with your bar essentials.
Ice bucket, shaker, and essential set: Pier One (old) similar here and here
Bottle stopper: Crate & Barrel (gifted) similar here and here
Cocktail picks: Target (old) similar here