7.11.2013

styling the bar

Brandon was passed down a bar that was his grandfather's.  I'm in love with it.  It brings a hint of masculinity and charm to our little space.  I styled it with the classics - my favorite bottle of champs, gin & pelligrino, mint julep cups, lemons & some bar tools, a monogrammed guest towel and of course, a book on southern cocktails.  I also love that it has a big drawer and cabinets to store other bar items that aren't so pretty. 


We also have some glassware and mixing tools on a tray that sits atop our buffet server.

Here are some other bars that I've marked for inspiration.  Most are bar carts, but you can turn any dresser or console into a bar as well.  Joss & Main often has amazing bars for sample sale prices.
first three images are my own - other eight images via



16 comments:

  1. I love these! I want one now

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  2. What a great vintage bar table and I love the marble top. So special it was his grandmothers! Love how you styled both areas in your house! We have a bar area in our dining room I love!

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  3. Wow an awesome bar! You styled it so well too. I've been on the search for a bar for my house. Love the gold bar with the built in wine racks!

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  4. That piece is gorgeous! I love what a good vintage piece can do for a room. And even better that it has sentimental value!

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  5. What a great piece of furniture to have! I love old, and wood, and anything sentimental... And, of course, it's styled to perfection!

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  6. I love the marble on the bar, it's absolutely beautiful!

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  7. Great styling!

    I'm looking to revamp our bar table right now & this inspiration is much needed!

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  8. That is a beautiful vintage bar piece!! You totally got lucky getting it!! I love the accessories you added to it-- perfect for some summer cocktails!

    Sarah
    the kissing booth

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  9. What an awesome family heirloom - it looks great! x

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  10. Hey! This is a wonderful piece! Actually though, it is an antique wash basin cabinet. Back in the day they would place their wash basin and pitcher on top, and the chamber pot down below. Some elaborate sets came with a small soap dish, small pitcher, and a vase. The smaller items would be placed on the marble pedestals. It is very similar in style to an antique bar cabinet. The only reason I know this is because my father in law was an antique dealer and we have two of these. I love any furniture with a marble top, so classic!

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  11. Wow, you are so right! My mom has an antique wash basin and I never realized how it looks so very similar to this “bar.”

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  12. Love the styling! I have been in the market for a bar cart, but I love that yours isn't the traditional cart... Definitely will have to look more!

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  13. I have been dying to either make a bar cart or find something at Goodwill or somewhere and DIY it up to par as a stylish bar..
    www.styleoyster.blogspot.com / www.thegymbunny.com

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  14. Pretty bar! Love the hardware! What is your wall color in those photos? I love it!

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  15. Jen, it's Benjamin Moore "Revere Pewter." Thank you!

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  16. Picture 8: where can I find that cart?

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