|Our downstairs blank canvas - please excuse the non-bloggy worthy picture!|
I stalked all of my favorite shopping go-to's and after almost pulling the trigger on this piece from Pottery Barn, I did a complete 180 (I just couldn't justify that price!) and decided to buy a couple of modular pieces, along with some floating shelves, and create more of a bar cabinet look.
|I went with the Modular Bar Cabinet from Pottery Bar, with 2 of the wine bases and 2 of the cabinet bases.|
Going the modular route turned out to be a total blessing when our home flooded last April. We were able to quickly move the pieces upstairs and save them from getting any water damage!
I absolutely love the floating shelves, and the hardest part of installation was deciding how to configure them! The wall that we installed them on has an odd, slanted ceiling, so we definitely had to be a little creative and figure out the best way to put them up. We also added some festive led string lights that are great because they are battery operated so we don't have to worry about cords hanging everywhere.
I try to spruce the bar up during the seasons with some fun accents, and for the fall I added some dark floral accents, and small pumpkins and gourds. That tissue garland is left over from Little M's birthday party, but I just love the pop of color it adds, so I'll be leaving it up until it's time to decorate for Christmas!
I found this wooden Hello Beautiful sign at Nordstrom a couple months back, and I love the rustic charm that it adds (and you may remember it from our Pumpkin Spice Latte Martini pictures!).
I also like to add in some other fun bar accents, such as whimsical paper straws and these adorable mason jar shot glasses I found at Paper Source last year.
One of my other favorite items from our bar area is our quirky little frog, who we've since named Chauncey, that we picked up when GG and I traveled to Kennebunkport, ME for a little weekend Baby Moon before Little M was born. He's definitely a conversation piece whenever someone visits, but what I love most is that he reminds me of our fun getaway that GG and I had together.
|Here's our little Chauncey all dressed up for the holidays last year!|
Overall, our cozy home bar came together very easily and I'm just sorry I waited so long to do it! I tend to over think home decor and second (and third) guess my options, never actually being able to pull the trigger. But now I'm in love with how it turned out, and I love having this great space to entertain guests in, as well as have a nice loungy area for GG and I to hang out and enjoy a glass or two of wine.
Would you consider adding a bar area to your home? Or if you have one, any tips on how I can further enhance the space!?
Resources: Pottery Barn Modular Bar Cabinets // Pottery Barn Holman Shelves // Restoration Hardware Starry String Lights // Nordstrom Hello Beautiful Sign (similar items here)
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