Designing the Bar

Mad Men brought us back to the early days when gentlemen had their own bar in the office. That is a bit extreme and we shall not encourage drinking at work or drinking with no moderation.

But having a nice stocked bar at home adds a bit of glamour and sophistication to our daily lives. That is why Hunt for Design has selected a few items that would help you create a perfect socialising spot in your house. It is also an excuse to find the right gift.

The cabinet/bar:

The first step is to allocate an old piece of furniture or side table as your bar, or you could go all the way with this magnificent Jonathan Adler piece:

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Delphine Mirrored Bar £2,995.00

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Glassware:

The ultimate element of a cool bar is the glasses where you serve your drinks. You will need to have at least some cocktail, wine and champagne glasses:

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Clockwise from top left: 1. Casablanca cocktail glasses (set of 4) £26.00 from OKA, 2. Riedel Crystal Vinum Sauvignon Blanc Glass Twin Pack £45.00 at The Conran Shop, 3. Lambourne wine glass small £5.75 at India Jane, 4. Corinne Champagne Flute Hollow Stem £26.00 at William Yeoward.

They are also very important for serving nicely your Scotch. I like tumblers for mixers as well, so you can serve G&Ts or any other combination in one of these:

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Clockwise from top left: 1. Cosima Tumbler Old Fashioned £120.00 from William Yeoward, 2. Romana Cross Tumbler Sapphire £18.50 at India Jane, 3. Clonmel Tumblers, Set of 4 £28.00 at OKA and 4. Etched Fern Stemware £14.00 at Anthropologie.

Bottles and decanters:

There is nothing more sophisticated than pouring an aged Scotch from a beautiful crystal bottle. Remember that luxury is about the little details and sometimes a rather cheap whisky tastes more expensive when served like a gentleman.

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1. Vincent Decanter £35.00 at India Jane and 2. Helen Square Decanter £350.00 at William Yeoward

Ice bucket and coolers:

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Top: Aberdare Leather Ice Bucket £190 at OKA Bottom: Silver-Plated Faceted Wine Cooler £299 at The Conran Shop

The cocktail shaker:

This is the must have if you want to impress your guests with an exotic drink.

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Top: Kitchen Craft Barcraft Cocktail Set, 3 Pieces £30.00 at John Lewis, RIght: Frosted Crag Cocktail Shaker £24.00 at Anthropologie, Bottom: Bolo Cocktail Shaker £39.00 at The Conran Shop

Pitchers:

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Clockwise from top: 1. Lillian Tall Cocktail Jug £90.00 at William Yeoward, 2. Medium Sangria Jug £69.95 from Culinary Concepts, 3. Iittala Blue Taika Pitcher, 0.5L £42.00 at John Lewis and 4. Leather Handled Water Pitcher £99.95 at Culinary Concepts.

Other cool things you should consider:

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Luminous Quill Bottle Opener £12 from Anthropologie
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Animalia Coasters £78 by Jonathan Adler
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Devil Bottle Stopper £24 by Jonathan Adler

 

 

 

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