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Montage: 25 Home Bars Styled with Mirrors

A well-styled home bar is a basic must-have in well turned-out living rooms, so maybe I shouldn’t admit we don’t have one.  My husband really, really wants one. I’ve been thinking about repurposing the built-in that was once the TV cabinet into a fully-stocked booze serving station. It would make a great Chanukah present if I could get around to it next week. Not. Maybe for his birthday in March.

I have bars on the brain for two reasons: One, tomorrow we’re having friends over for the first nigh of Chanukah. While Champagne will likely be the drink of choice, it still feels like we should have a bar if we’re entertaining. Two, earlier this week LampsPlus asked me if I’d like to stay on as a regular guest blogger. I said yes. I love the challenge and fun of sourcing items from within a  single  site.  Today they published my third guest post, Decorative Mirrors to Dress Up a Bar. With all our extra art, a bar area in my house would surely have a painting anchoring the space. The ones here use mirrors.

Hallie Henley’s home – La Dolce Vita

John Loecke, MadCap Cottage

Rue Magazine
Stylist Cassandra Lavalle • Photographer Belathee



Phoebe Howard

Apartment Therapy  

Marina’s House Tour – Apartment Therapy

Stylist Ruthie Sommers – Photographer Victoria Pearson

Citrus and Orange

Hannah’s Room

House of Fifty


The French Inspired Home by Carolyn Westbrook
via French Laundry 


Cat Deely’s home – The Coveteur

European Antique Market

Bohman & Sjöstrand Photography

via Glamour.Referans – Photographer Malin Cropper

Traditional Home

Urrutia Design

Society Social
( Tanzania wallpaper by Thibaut)

Country Living

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Just In: 2012 New Trad Designers

Last month, San Francisco-based designer Palmer Weiss, whose work I adore, asked if would submit her work to Traditional Home for its Trad Home New Designers contest. (Trad Home is the magazine’s digital edition). The house we submitted is absolutely gorgeous, and I’m happy to say she won!

The May issue of the print magazine will feature an announcement with everyone’s photos, and the projects of the ten winners will be published in the spring edition of  Trad Home online. The bloggers who nominated the designers will write the accompanying stories. I’ve already did my interviews with Palmer and the homeowner, and will be working on crafting the feature all day today.

Congrats Palmer, and congratulations to the other New Trad winners. Here is a sampling of the designers’ work.

P A L M E R   W E I S S
palmer weiss interior design

Nominated by Marni Elyse Katz, StyleCarrot

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C H R I S T I N A   M U R P H Y
christina murphy interiors
Nominated by Marisa Marcantonio, StyleBeat

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G R A N T   K.   G I B S O N
grant k. gibson interior design
Nominated by Crystal Gentilello, Rue Magazine

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G I D  E O N   M E N D E L S O N
Mendelson Group
Nominated by Nicole Gibbons, SoHaute

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T A M A R A   K A Y E – H O N E Y
House of Honey
Nominated by Cassandra LaValle, Coco+Kelley

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M E L A N I E   T U R N E R
Melanie Turner Interiors
Nominated by Patty Day, Patty’s Ephiphanies

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T A M M Y   C O N N O R
Tammy Connor Interior Design
Nominated by Ronda Carman, All the Best Blog

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M O N A   R O S S   B E R M A N
MRB Interiors
Nominated by Naomi Stein, Design Manifest

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A L L I S O N   H E N N E S S Y
Allison Hennessy Interior Design
Nominated by Stacey Bewkes, Quintessence

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N I C K   O L S E N
Nick Olsen Style
Nominated by Anne Maxwell Foster and
Suysel dePedro Cunningham, Tilton Fenwick

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