Try This Recipe For A Delicious Modern Bar Setup

A balanced combination of functionality and style is the key to an eye-catching home bar display.

Set the scene with an intoxicating bar cabinet.

Why bother visiting your local watering hole when creating a home bar setup is this much fun? And few things make a more welcoming first impression than a sleek modern bar cabinet. The BDI Corridor Compact Bar, pictured above, hides shelving for storing bottles, stemware and bar tools behind its gorgeous slatted louvered doors. If you've got room to spare, the Blu Dot Shale Bar Cabinet pays big dividends as an impressively sized freestanding bar, while the Delphine Bar from Jonathan Adler brings art deco inspiration to any entertainment space.  

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Keep a stylish bar cart on tap.

Add pizzazz to cocktail hour by rolling our a serious set of wheels. Turn a modern bar cart or trolley into a portable bar in minutes by styling it with your favorite top-shelf wines and liquors, sparkling stemware and posh bar tools—and watch as guests line up for refills. Loll's Rapson Bar Cart, above, has both good looks and an accessible price point, sure to appeal to design-centric barflies, while a sleek and stylish option, like the Mategot Trolley, cuts an unforgettable figure, even when laden to the hilt with boozy accoutrements. When a spot of metallic luster is needed, say cheers to the Jonathan Adler Jacques Bar Cart, a glamorous cocktail server, by any measure.

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