Consider the Home Office Bar
Stir Up a Little Mad Men Style With a Mini Bar in Your Home Office
AMC’s super-successful period series Mad Men made drinking both at home and in the office stylish — visually, at least. And while today’s corporate landscape doesn’t allow for keeping a properly stocked bar behind your desk at work, adding a few choice bottles to your home study or workspace adds another dimension to your personal space's character and style.
This is the best of all worlds! Great masculine library/study that features a desk/sink plus a handy bar setup in the bookshelves. While not all of us can have a custom desk, the bottles look smashing sitting next to hardback books and picture frames.
If you can’t bring a mobile bar to your desk, bring your desk to the bar! The Apple work station is a legitimate and smart space-saving solution, but in actuality looks quite good next to the modern wet bar setup.
Classic bottles (hello, Pimms #1) don’t just have to be reserved for vintage bars made of walnut or mahogany, they can also look good accompanying a slick, modern piece. This is another great example of why displaying a handful of bottles and glasses (rather than a fully stocked bar) really works well, especially for space-saving desks like this one.
A super-easy way to classically display your booze is with a butler tray. I got this one at West Elm, and use it as “the bar” in my loft. It’s not typically displayed behind my desk, but if I had an actual study I would display the tray on the stand, cabinet or chaise lounge.
I love how subtle and hidden this bar is. You hardly notice it among the massive built-in desk setup. This further cements idea that a little goes a long way when displaying spirits: It’s just interesting enough to be noticed, yet takes little away from what the space truly is: an office.
And then there's the idea of turning an entire closet into a hidden bar. The fact this pocket bar is elevated with sliding doors significantly helps the James Bond factor. More: Turn a closet into an office
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