Everything you need to create your own home bar in the most stylish way possible.
Home bars have always been rather fabulous, but as we’re living in a time where it’s impossible to go out and get a drink, more of us have started equipping ourselves with everything we need to knock up a tasty cocktail at home.
Plus, when we are eventually allowed to have our friends round again, you can impress them with your cocktail-making skills.
Here’s what you need to get your own home bar started, from a spirit jigger to champagne glasses, each item picked because of its aesthetic as well as its practicality.
Aged-effect serving trolley
This vintage-look drinks trolley is an essential piece of kit for the hostess with the mostess.
Show off your sparkling glassware on top, while keeping bottles of tipple stored safely below on the bottom shelf, this piece is all about presentation and practicality.
If glitzy bar accessories aren’t for you, this horn-look corkscrew is a cool alternative.
Made with steel and resin, this little guy will get you one step closer to your favourite bottle of plonk.
This striking tray is inspired by Ancient Greek mythology and is part of a wider range of designs, each taking after a different god.
Here you can see a modern take on the features of Janus, the Roman god of the past and future.
It’s also influenced in part by the travels of Marcel Baer who is the creative director of Barcelona-based brand Octaveo, who created this tray.
Danish brand HAY always hits the spot for modern homeware accessories, and this set of glass straws is no different.
These practical straws are wrought from high-quality borosilicate glass and the design features a bend, as a nod to the classic straw shape.
Of course, there’s no use whipping up a fantastic-tasting cocktail, if you don’t have an equally fantastic glass to put it in.
Well, this one is for the Normal People fans out there, who may remember the scene where Marianne serves champagne in her father’s old coupe glasses. This glass from Anthropologie has that same vintage-style shape, but with gold, floral detailing.
Cane bottle opener
When you picture a bottle opener, do you too have visions of teenage boys with a beer-friendly one on their keyring? Not exactly the sophistication we’re after, is it?
So say hello to this utterly gorgeous bottle opener from Oliver Bonas, made from gold-hued metal with rattan finishes and a rich, green base.
Rattan ice bucket
Especially as we’re entering summer, a glass of refreshing rose must be kept chilled at all times, so whether you’re sitting in the garden or just at the table and want to keep your wine cool with a few cubes, this stylish bucket is for you.
We love that it adheres to one of 2020’s biggest trends, crafted from rattan but in an interesting bleached colour. Fill it with 40 ice cubes and they’ll stay cool for 12 hours.
Mussel bottle stopper
Pantone named ‘under the sea’ as one of the biggest interior trends for this year and we’ve been seeing shell-inspired home accessories everywhere at the moment, so this mussel bottle stopper feels very of the minute.
Mother of pearl cocktail jigger and spoon
Any gin and tonic enthusiast worth their salt knows that getting the correct measure is everything. A lot of the spirit jiggers out there are plain in design, which is why we’re desperate to make this mother of pearl number our own.
It features both single and double measures and comes with a spoon to give your drink a stir.
Images: Oliver Bonas Facebook / courtesy of brands
Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.