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Scheming: Setting Up My Home Bar

I’ve been saying that I want to set up a home bar for my husband forever. Last month, I updated my post 50 Bar Carts, Serving Carts  & Trolleys for inspiration. (Of course, we can’t actually have a cart on wheels in our house or our son would be taking it for a ride all around the condo.)

Unsurprisingly, I haven’t had a chance to move forward on this. (So many gift guides to write, so little time.) But then I got a message from folks at Absolut, offering to send me the new Limited Edition Andy Warhol Absolut Vodka bottle, a lacquer tray, and an Amex gift card so I could style a festive holiday bar. As you can imagine, I told them to send it all right over! Motivation? Done.

The bottle, which is fun, colorful, and sure to be celebrated hostess gift to bring to holiday parties (though I’ll be keeping mine on my newly styled bar tray), is a new creation based on Andy Warhol’s depiction of Absolut’s iconic bottle that he painted back in 1986. This year, Absolut transformed that artwork into a three-dimensional bottle, using the tagline “Make the Holidays Pop” as the inspiration behind the collaborative campaign.

Since I don’t have an unused corner for a full-on bar, a bar tray is the perfect small space home bar solution. While I’m not sure the new tray is styled to perfection yet, I did pull together some must-have bar accoutrements—copper shaker, stainless steel strainer, wine glasses, martini glasses—plus the Absolut Warhol bottle, gin, and Twenty Boat Spiced Rum from Truro Vineyards on the Cape. To prettify, I added a stalk of bamboo, green button mums, mandarin oranges in a Jonathan Adler dish, and a silver dreidel, set beneath my new swimming pool photograph from Gallery. (Scroll down for all the shopping links.)

Create a bar in a cleared out section of a bookshelf, on a lacquered tray atop a console table, a tray table, an armoire, etc. If I did, you can too. Of course, I admit, sipping that Absolut Warhol helped get me in the mood.

StyleCarrot's Home Bar With Turquoise Lacquer Tray And Absolut Warhol

Bar tray styled & photographed by StyleCarrot

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How To Style A Bar Tray For Your Home

1 Splash by Joy Mckinney Framed Print, $370 at UGallery.

2 Aalto Vase by Iittala, $155 at Horne

3 Orb Copper Shaker, $24.95 at Crate & Barrel.

4 Twenty Boat Spiced Rum, $44.99 at Truro Vineyards.

5 Absolut Vodka Bottle by Andy Warhol.

6 Preston Martini Glass by Libbey, $18.85/four at Amazon.

7 Oak Mug Coasters by Sagaform, $24.95/six at Burke Decor.

8 Stainless Steel Cocktail Strainer, $9.95 at Sur La Table.

9 High Gloss Swoon Tray, $29.995 at CB2.

10 Copper Plum Tongs by Tom Dixon, $50 at A+R.  

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Get the Look: 28 Modern Bird Houses and Bird Feeders

I’m not exactly Ms. Outdoorsy Birdwatcher Woman, and mostly I find their incessant early morning tweeting an annoyance, but I do like the idea of feeding the little guys (must be the Jewish mom in me). And I love the new styles of modern bird feeders and bird houses that have recently become available.

I have a copper bird feeder I bought for my husband years ago when we had a house with a little roof deck and yard outside D.C., but we moved to Boston before we had the chance to use it. I hang it on a severed tree branch in our Truro yard every summer. If I fill it with chunky seeds, we get a serious influx of  crows, who then raid my sad little garden. (Who knew crows like cucumber?) Squirrels like to raid the feeder too. I’ve since switched over to a feeder that dispenses only skinny seeds, in hopes of attracting more pleasant feathered friends.

As outdoor rooms become more popular, along with clean lines and a modern sensibility, there have been more and more stylish contemporary outdoor furnishings available. Here’s a roundup of 28 favorite modern bird feeders and bird houses from StyleCarrot partners and other sources for your birding pleasure.

Modern Bird Feeders And Modern Bird Houses

Modern Bird Feeders And Modern Bird Houses Modern Bird Feeders And Modern Bird Houses


1 Eva Solo Mini Bird Feeder, $40/pair at LBC Modern.

2 Mobile Bird Feeder by J Schatz, $179.99 at Dwell Store.

3 Loll Design Arbor Bird House, $94 at Lumens.

4 Birdy Bird Feeder By Sagaform, $24.95 at Burke Decor.

5 Flare Bird Feeder by Pinebrush, $42.95 at Wildbeaks.

6 Loll Design Cube Bird House, $79 at Lumens.

7 Light Aqua Egg Bird Feeder, $165 at J Schatz.

8 Wooden Bird House by Plywood Office, $69 at Food52

9  Nido Bird Feeder by Blomus, $54.59 at Lumens.

10 L & M Studio Porcelain Bird House, $110 at Etsy.

11 Umbra Bird Café Feeder, $36.19 at Amazon.

12 Piep Show Home Bird House by Radius Design, $125 at AllModern.  

13 Concrete & Wood Birdhouse by Smith & Hawken, $29.99 at Target.  

14 Nut Bird House in Red, $175 at J Schatz.

15 Brdi P Bird Feeder by Onehundred, $33.05 at AllModern

16 Bird Shelter by Architectural Pottery, $230 at Dwell Store.

17 Barcelona Bird Feeder by Menu, $200 at Luminaire.

18 Emerald Terra Cotta Bird Feeder, $19.95 at Crate & Barrel.

19 Blomus Borea Bird Feeder, $95.39 at Lumens.

20 Eva Solo Standing Bird Table, $129 at Lumens.

21 Droog Birdhouse by Marcel Wanders, $110 at Lumens.

22 Topflight Copper Tube Bird Feeder by Opus, $75.95 at Wayfair

23 Egg Shaped Birdhouse, $1,500 at C. Popp Workshop.

24 Joe Papendick Charm Modern Bird Feeder, $78 at Etsy

25 Mango Fly Through Bird Feeder, $56.99  at AllModern

26 Tall Green Terra Cotta Bird Feeder, $34.95 at Crate & Barrel. 

27 Dishes of Desire Bird Feeder by Frederik Roijé, $57.50 at A+R. 

28 Minimalist Birdhouse by Pigeon Toe, $120 at Food52. 

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