Inspiration in the Studio

Southern Studio Simplified :: Stock the Bar

As we look ahead to the holiday season, planning to stock and style your bar early will give you a jumpstart on entertaining (yes, it is possible to entertain in small and intimate groups)! Whether it is a custom designed bar or a simple bar cart — bar styling is a new favorite pastime.

Your bar is a great place to showcase your home’s personality. The best bar collections are combinations of old and new finds. Think about using your grandmother’s crystal wine glasses, funky new cocktail linens, and wine corks collected from special events. ¬†The possibilities are endless and unique to you!

Add pops of color with the bottles themselves, colored straws, linens or even fresh lemons + limes.

Not everything has to be purchased. Start to collect recipes, matchbooks, or coasters from your favorite spots. Below is a collection of cocktail recipes  gathered from travels around the globe.

After bringing all your treasures together stand back and edit. Cheers to the season ahead!

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Photography: Dustin Peck