Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Creating a Chic Bar

John Fondas - House Beautiful

I absolutely adore a glamorous bar. This was once a closet in a Palm Beach apartment with accordion doors, drop ceiling, and fluorescent lights. Look at it now!

John Fondas - House Beautiful 

Want to try your own hand at this? 

The countertop is mahogany.

The tortoise wallpaper is Celerie Kemble for Schumacher.

Celerie Kemble for Schumacher Tortoise Natural Wallpaper

I love tortoiseshell. It also looks great with chinoiserie like blue and white Chinese porcelain.

CCC - My lanai this morning

Tortoiseshell Ice Bucket or Wine Chiller

This chinoiserie Champagne bucket is wonderful.

Chinoiserie Champagne Bucket

A great book on making cocktails.

The Joy of Mixology

Here is a wonderful orange lacquer and bamboo tray that can be monogrammed. 

Bamboo Lacquer Tray

These very chic acrylic stemless animal print wine glasses can be monogrammed.

Animal Print Acrylic Stemless Wine Glasses

I love this Italian glassware.

Perle Tumbler

A gold bamboo bar set - I need this!

Gold Bamboo Bar Set

A pineapple cocktail shaker that can be monogrammed.

Pineapple Cocktail Shaker

Or a rattan cocktail shaker -

Rattan Cocktail Shaker

My fave Amanda Lindroth Jolly cocktail napkins.

Jolly Cocktail Napkins

Keep your eyes open for this wonderful liquer - pineapple, passion fruit, French cognac, and Dutch Vodka. I bought it for the bottle, but it is fantastic!

Pinaq Tropical Liqueur

With the holidays approaching, this is the perfect time to up your game on your home bar, whether it is a bar cart, a section of counter space in your kitchen, or a dedicated built-in bar. 

BTW, the Serena and Lily Fall Design Event ends today. This is your last chance to get 20% off everything with code NEWSEASON including the "IT" bar cart beloved by interior designers, the South Seas Bar Cart.

South Seas Bar Cart

Looking for a wonderful bar cart at a fantastic price? I have this and recommend it very highly. (I use it as a bedside table in my guest room). Make sure to take advantage of the always available 20% off coupon.

Marari Rattan Bar Cart


  1. Love to try the Pinaq Tropical Liqueur. Where can I get this? Great that it looks great and tastes good too!

    1. Instead of the usual bottle of wine I wanted to take the Pinaq bottle to our friend's home this Friday as a thank you. Since they have a Palm Beach style home with white and gold kitchen the Pinaq Colada looked perfect. My amazing husband drove 2 hours from our home to purchase. He knows how I like to get a perfect gift. Many thanks for highlighting this stunning bottle as I had never seen it before. I think my friends will enjoy!


  3. Fabulous bar! I love the gold bamboo bar set.

  4. Hi Beth,
    Is your lanai glass enclosed?

    1. No - it's screened so you get wonderful fresh air and breezes.

  5. What a gorgeous yard you've made, Beth. Just gazing at it lowered stress and my blood pressure.

    1. Thank you. I love it so much. It's like living in a botanical garden.