Cece Fourchy is back with another fabulous installment of her At Home blog column on decorating! Leave it to Cece to make at-home bars chic and glamorous. Today’s post is teeming with ideas for prepping a bar area with all the necessities, and a few design ideas too, for everyday enjoyment and special occasions alike.
After weeks of flash flood warnings, tornado sirens, and gloomy days that seemingly never end, I think a little bit of warm weather is a welcome trend. While reading the week’s forecast — 98 degrees all week– I think it’s safe to say summer is here.
These scorching-hot days get my mind wandering toward sundresses, swimming pools, and a nice cold cocktail. There’s nothing better than a sweet little drink to help you cool off, and where better to enjoy such a concoction than the comfort of your own home, and more importantly, in air conditioning? I have always loved the idea of having an at-home bar of some kind, and I think this summer is the perfect time to turn my plan into action!
I gathered up a few stylish shots of at-home bars that I will definitely use as inspiration.
An old shot from Domino magazine showcases the perfect bar for entertaining: plenty of supplies and uber-chic.
With speckled wallpaper as a canvas, Eddie Ross couldn’t really go wrong with this bar scene. Perfect for space-saving too!
I love the idea of using this chest as a bar: it is totally unexpected but still super sophisticated. I also love the little figurines! (from T magazine)
This thing is huge! It would certainly take up my entire living room but I think the look is pretty fabulous. (from Domino)
Rita Konig has the right idea: her baskets allow for more storage and more surface area. That table is pretty cute too.
This is such a great idea for making use of limited space in this Brooklyn apartment profiled by Refinery 29. The juicer is a great touch!
Jamie Meares’s bar would make Margot Tennenbaum proud: I can definitely dig that wallpaper! (from High Gloss)