Interiors: The bar's the star

Interiors: The bar’s the star

Celebrate the New Year from the comfort of your living room with Charlotte Page’s clever ideas for an at-home bar

For the ultimate party pad, commission a carpenter to create a bespoke bar. Adding metallic or mirrored aspects will really make it sing. Table lamp, £170, with velvet shade, £51, and wall light, £109, with silk shade, £29, all pooky.com. Armchair, £895, sofa.com

For the ultimate party pad, commission a carpenter to create a bespoke bar. Adding metallic or mirrored aspects will really make it sing. Table lamp, £170, with velvet shade, £51, and wall light, £109, with silk shade, £29, all pooky.com. Armchair, £895, sofa.com

Make it a feature  

A built-in bar is the perfect place to dazzle with details. From disco balls to pineapples, let the fun begin 

Brass accents add grandeur. pull handles, From £34.45 each, armacmartin.co.uk. for similar shelves, try teebooks.co.uk

Brass accents add grandeur. pull handles, From £34.45 each, armacmartin.co.uk. for similar shelves, try teebooks.co.uk 

 

Mirror ball, £30, johnlewis.com

Linen napkins, £70 for six, hesperfox.com

 

Tray, £20, accessorize.com

Ice bucket, £89.90, nordicnest.com

 

 

Champagne glass, £50 for four, lsa-international.com

Cocktail jug, £27.50, oliverbonas.com

 

Paper star, £24, rockettstgeorge.co.uk

Vincent Darré Cointreau, £32.99, selfridges.com

 

Ice bucket, £285, matildagoad.com

Bar tool set, £66, anthropologie.com

 

Bar stool, £199, cultfurniture.com

Bar stool, £199, cultfurniture.com

Tumblers, £12 for four, wilko.com

Tumblers, £12 for four, wilko.com

 

 Wheel out a trolley 

If space isn’t on your side, opt for a bar trolley – simply park it out of sight after last orders

Pretty accessories for the perfect pour. Champagne Coupe, £152 for four, Decanter, £110, both sohohome.com

Pretty accessories for the perfect pour. Champagne Coupe, £152 for four, Decanter, £110, both sohohome.com

With so many styles to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the perfect trolley for your favourite tipples. Drinks trolley, £250, garland, £14, glassware, from £35, all gardentrading.co.uk

With so many styles to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the perfect trolley for your favourite tipples. Drinks trolley, £250, garland, £14, glassware, from £35, all gardentrading.co.uk

Garland, £14.95, trouva.com

Garland, £14.95, trouva.com

Wine cooler, £12.99, aldi.co.uk

Ice bucket, £68, kalinko.com

 

Dish, £68, notanotherbill.com

Tray, £36, laredoute.co.uk

 

Carafe, £110, amara.com

Candle holder, £59.95, libertylondon.com

 

 

Drinks trolley, £325, oliverbonas.com

Bar tools set, £59.50, oliverbonas.com

 

 

Suncamino floral rum, £28.95, 31dover.com

Linen napkins, £70 for four, thesette.com

 

Cocktail glasses, £20 for four, direct.asda.com

Nut bowl, £8, anthropologie.com

 

Try a chic tray  

The ultimate portable bar, it’s the simplest way to get the party started – anywhere 

Dial-down the dimensions: smaller items suit a scaled-down tray. tray, £375, Rita Konig, thelacquercompany.com

Dial-down the dimensions: smaller items suit a scaled-down tray. tray, £375, Rita Konig, thelacquercompany.com

Display your tray on a tabletop or statement cabinet. For a similar cabinet, try swooneditions.com. For similar martini glassware, try dartington.co.uk

Display your tray on a tabletop or statement cabinet. For a similar cabinet, try swooneditions.com. For similar martini glassware, try dartington.co.uk

Coasters, £40 for four, johnlewis.com

Coasters, £40 for four, johnlewis.com

Shot glasses, £40 each, goodhoodstore.com

Cocktail glasses, £30 for two, johnlewis.com

 

Carafe, £106, yoox.com

Vases, £45 each, skyemcalpinetavola.com

 

Wine cooler, £178, uk.jonathanadler.com

Ice bucket, £35, frenchconnection.com

 

Tray, £83, koibird.com

Tray, £83, koibird.com

Vase, £125, sohohome.com

Vase, £125, sohohome.com

Bottle opener, £35, fortnumandmason.com

Alcohol-free drink, £20, conkerspirit.co.uk

 

 

 

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