A million years ago, we offloaded our television in the living room, leaving an extra roomy could-be bar cabinet free and clear. It soon became a convenient space, given its boxy shape, to store art we weren’t displaying, extra picture frames, and overflow throw pillows. A television has since taken up residence again with a new DVD player, specifically for me to watch movies (since I don’t know how to work the main TV with its fifty-buttoned five remotes), or currently, Friday Night Lights (OMG, Tim Riggins).
I had the best intentions; I imagined transforming the newly vacant slot, complete with pull-out shelf, into a stylish home bar cabinet for my husband. I thought about it a lot, knowing it would make a much appreciated birthday gift. But no follow through from me. Instead, liquor bottles remain relegated to the upper cabinet of the pantry, with some of the more attractive specimens on display atop the would-be bar cabinet in a teal lacquer bar tray, provided by the lovely ladies at an agency for Absolut. (You can see my bar tray styling post here.)
So, woe is my husband’s home bar situation. Jon Draper he shall never be. But if you have room in your living room, you could set up a stylish home bar in one of these 25 bar cabinets chosen from a dozen of my favorite sources for modern and classic furnishings, including some partner sites. Imagine tucking one of these bar cabinets into an unused corner, complete with a shiny cocktail shaker, sleek drinkware, and stripey paper straws.
S H O P P I N G
1 Italian Bar Cabinet, $7,450 at 1st Dibs.
2 Miranda Cabinet by Bellini Modern Living, $1,616 at AllModern.
3 Mid-Century Modern Wood & Brass Bar Cabinet, $750 at Chairish.
4 Anna Green Lacquer Bar Cabinet, $3,598 at ShopTen25.
5 Elixir Mini Bar, $299 at CB2.
6 Solomon Acacia Bar Cabinet by Arteriors, $3,792 at AllModern.
7 Victuals Cherry Bar Cabinet, $2,499 at Crate & Barrel.
8 Ayers Bar Cabinet, $1,546.77 at AllModern.
9 Soft Modern Bar Cabinet, $135 at AllModern.
10 Orient Express Bar, $1,449.95 at Wayfair.
11 Claude Walnut Bar, $2,095 at Jonathan Adler.
12 Peralta Wine Bar Cabinet, $454.51 at Wayfair.
13 One Fifth Trunk Bar by Ralph Lauren, $14,385 at Bloomingdale’s.
14 Green Lacquered Mid-Century Modern Bar, $1,455 at Chairish.
15 Ino Bar Cabinet by Giorgetti at Switch Modern.
16 Delphine Mirrored Bar, $2,995 at Jonathan Adler.
17 Crawford Hollywood Regency Bar Cabinet, $4,950 at ShopTen25.
18 Lawson Bar, $2,470.50 at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.
19 Cosmopolitan Mirrored Strips Bar Cabinet, $577.48 at AllModern.
20 Rutherford Demilune Bar Cabinet by Safavieh,$257.86 at AllModern.
21 Zoe Hospitality Cabinet, $724 at AllModern.
22 Swig Mini Bar, $429 at CB2.
23 Clive Bar Cabinet, $2,499 at Crate & Barrel.
24 Baron Deco Bar Cabinet, $799 at West Elm.
25 Edvard and Tove Kindt-Larsen Walnut Bar Cabinet, $20,000 at 1st Dibs.