GLAM UP YOUR HAPPY HOUR
CREATE A ‘60S-STYLE HOME BAR
IF YOU want to shake up your entertaining space, consider adding a dash of ’60s glamour with your own home bar.
Jo Taylor, of Jo Taylor Design in Mona Vale, explains how to create a glamorous, yet compact, home bar to put you in high spirits.
“A home bar creates a focal point for social gatherings. It stops visitors from hovering around the kitchen and gives them a dedicated space to socialise,” Taylor says.
It also gives you an excuse to invite friends over without the fuss of a dinner party.
“A home bar doesn’t need to be extravagant or space consuming – you can create a stylish setup by simply dressing up a cabinet or cart,” Taylor says.
If you want a wet bar with sink, dishwasher and wine fridge, you’ll need a location close to plumbing and power sources.
For a more casual dry bar, all you need is a vacant wall space close to your living areas.
“For a basic bar, source a 900 to 1050mm-high says.
An original vintage drinks cabinet is ideal but any cabinet, console or buffet, will do the trick.
“Look for a surface that resists water penetration and staining, such as granite, marble or glass. If the top is timber, you can dress it up with silver bar trays,” she says.
“Complete the look with a mirror on the wall and a single light overhead. Floating shelves are a practical way to showcase your liqueur.”