HOBNOBMAG set up a stylish hone bar

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Elements for Setting Up a Super Stylish Home Bar

When it comes to entertaining, there’s nothing like a well-stocked, stylish home bar to get the party rolling. In addition to supplying artisanal spirits and mixers (see our Signature Cocktail section for ideas), you’ve got to consider the tools. Our roundup includes the most stylish suggestions for the basics: corkscrew, pitcher, jigger, glasses, shaker, muddler, coasters, tray, straws, napkins, plus a nicely-designed rolling cart to put it all on. For more inspiration, check the link at the bottom of this post, which tunes into our Pinterest page, containing photos of gorgeous rooms with built-in home bars and wonderfully styled bar carts.

HOBNOBMAG how to set up a stylish home bar

[1] Georg Jensen Corkscrew An elevated look at the corkscrew by Swedish architect Thomas Sandell. You can cherish every bottle you open. Made of fine stainless steel with mirror polish finishing. 1.5 inches W x 5 inches L. $80. saksfifthavenue.com

[2] The Cocktail Carafe At HOBNOB, we always recommend creating batches of a cocktail for easy serving. Of course, the serving vessel should look the part. This scuptural pitcher from from W & P Design holds 32 oz. and is made of borosilicate glass. It’s also dishwasher safe. $35. wandpdesign.com

HOBNOBMAG how to set up a stylish home bar

[3] 1950S Milo Bar Cart Inspired by mid-century master Milo Baughman’s bold lines and simple geometry, this bar cart offers a durable spot to focus on your cocktailing. Choose which finish works with your style. The Antique Brass has a weathered, lived-in feel, while the polished Nickel exemplifies a glamourous bent. 40.5 inches W x 20.5 inches D x 30.5 inches H. From $895 to $1095. restorationhardware.com

HOBNOBMAG how to set up a stylish home bar

[4] Lee Broom Half Cut Champagne Glasses The genius of these sensational glasses comes from repurposed crystal decanter stoppers—used as the base in four different styles. Available in matched or mixed sets. Lead crystal. Hand clean only. $125. leebroomusa.com

[5] Urban Bar Ginza Japanese-Style Cocktail Jigger For the very precise, this jigger not only looks handsome on your home bar, but comes with extra measurements inside. Made from premium 18/8 Japanese stainless steel and plated in a food-safe, polished copper $12.99 kegworks.com

HOBNOBMAG how to set up a stylish home bar

[6] Ivy Cocktail Napkin Tray Cocktail napkins were invented for a reason, to give a little drama for your drink to sit on, and keep those messy wet rings at bay. Keep it all organized in this pretty holder with scrollwork detailing. Holds 6 inch napkins. $29. onekingslane.com

[7] Riedel Superleggero Coupe/Cocktail The extra-long, elegant stems on these handmade coupe glasses will totally make a statement at your next toast. The Riedel Superleggero series is lead-free and are as light as air. About 7 inches H. $139. (Photo care of Eileen of the Theoni Collection, lifestyle event rentals. @eileen_theonicollectionriedelusa.net

HOBNOBMAG how to set up a stylish home bar

[8] Nambe Scoop Ice Bucket Designed by Wei Young, this impressive ice bucket adds an element of drama via the spoon, which rests on the cover when not in use. Made of stainless steel and acacia wood. 9 inches D x 5.7 inches H. Scoop: 8 inches L x 2.75 inches W. Dishwasher safe. $150. nambe.com

HOBNOBMAG how to set up a stylish home bar

[9] Mark & Graham Hostess Cocktail Shaker Personalize your shaker—to really add a signature statement to your signature cocktails. Finished in gold, silver, or coated in red or white enamel, your shaking never looked so good. 7.5 inches H x 3.5 inches diam. Stainless steel. Monogram $9.50. $49. markandgraham.com

[10] Bar Spoon with Muddler I always love when you can get a 2-for-1 deal—this tool will act to bring out your bartending magician. One side acts as a pretty spoon for stirring, when flipped over a grooved muddler comes into play for crushing herbs, citrus, or sugar cubes. Chrome-plated copper. Dishwasher-safe. 11 inches. $6.95 crateandbarrel.com

HOBNOBMAG how to set up a stylish home bar

[11] Greek Key Tray A reflection of your good taste, this mirrored tray comes adorned in classic Greek key motif, which not only adds decoration buts acts as a guard against spilling. A velvety underside protects surfaces. Made in solid brass, finished in Polished Nickel or Antique Brass. 16.5 inches diam x 2.75 inches H. $175. williams-sonoma.com

HOBNOBMAG how to set up a stylish home bar

[12] Jonathan Adler Talitha Coasters Set out cocktails accompanied by the designer’s signature throwback look and vibrant color palette. Porcelain and 24k gold details make a statement stacked on your home bar, or in use. 4 inch diam. Set of 4, $78. jonathanadler.com

[13] Nachtmann Highland Tumblers Old-fashioned drinkers, whiskey connoisseurs, and punch lovers, meet your everyday glassware from the less expensive division of Reidel. The cut glass patterns come in four different designs, to help guests keep track of their drink.  Set of 4, $40. riedelusa.net

[14] Bambu Bamboo Straws The only straws made from 100% certified organic bamboo, will add a touch of the exotic to your tiki cocktails, and would look great displayed in a cut-glass vessel lined up on your home bar. Each set includes 6 straws, plus natural cleaning brush, made from sisal. $10.44 amazon.com

[15] Caspari Audubon Birds Cocktail Napkins Respect nature in every way by choosing these eco napkins, derived from paintings made by John James Audubon in The Birds of America series. Napkins are made with thick, triple-ply environmentally-conscious material, so can do a soaking job, then biodegrade. Printed with non-toxic, water-soluble dyes and food-safe ink, they can be tossed into the compost after using. Package of 20, $5. casparionline.com

HOBNOBMAG Pinterest stylish bar

See more inspiration on our Pinterest page: Stylish Home Bars In Every Style. You’ll find a selection of inspirational images to get your wheel turning whether you are thinking of adding a built-in bar, or finding items to add to your home bar style.