Holiday entertaining fills our calendars in December and the setup of your bar is front and center. Don Draper and Madmen gave prominence to bar carts making them stylish, chic and back in demand. I’ve written about them before so you can read about the Madmen Effect here.
But what if your floor space is more important than a statement bar cart? Let’s explore some alternatives for a temporary or permanent place for your bar.
What about a tray? Trays are a favorite accessory for this Seattle interior designer so set up one as your bar for your holiday entertaining. The beautifully displayed bar in the photo below is a perfect example of how to ‘set the mood’ for holiday festivities. The backdrop of a mirror adds glamour and the reflection of the bottles is magical. Imagine how stunning this setup and display would be in the evening when the lamps are turned on.
Our multi purpose furniture approach lends itself to rethinking what and where we locate the bar. And for holiday entertaining look for options like an etagere or bookcase. Whether this bookcase cabinet is a permanent place for your bar or a December design, rethink it by using a shelf to display wine, sodas and booze.
Using the shelves for glass and stemware puts the cabinet space to great use and makes it easy for guests to serve themselves as they mingle at your party. Add a bowl for condiments and don’t forget the napkins.
Do you have a great cocktail table with available seats nearby. Set the stage for your event by using it as a bar for your party.
Hope my post inspires you with some bar set up alternatives for your holiday parties. Now you need the party invitation.