Inspiration: Raising the bar

Maximize your house’s holiday party potential with a dedicated drink station.

Whether you are looking for a fun way to entertain guests or simply want to enjoy a drink or two without the hassle of leaving the house, a home bar is a great addition. For inspiration, we reached out to Ann Higgins Interiors at Scout Southern Market, who shared materials used for this spirited station in Beaufort’s historic Point neighborhood. “The client wanted guests to feel they could help themselves to a cocktail as they pleased,” Higgins said. “We created a layered room, incorporating traditional and contemporary pieces; mixing silver, gold and brass elements and Lucite and crystal glass.” All items available at Scout Southern Market.

1. Self serve
Go beyond a basic bar cart by placing spirits, glassware and bar tools on a beautiful server. The focal point of this living room is this stunning mahogany piece with gold and black accents.

2. Crystal clear
The right lighting design can make your bar cozy, vibrant or inviting. This custom-made chandelier features faceted crystal beads, natural hemp accents and brass hardware.

3. Mirror effect
Make your bar feel more polished and put together by hanging a mirror. This oversized black convex mirror features antiqued gold detail.

4. Night light
A bar lamp allows guests to mix their favorite cocktails while the overhead lights are off, creating the perfect holiday atmosphere. This Ivory Porcelain Temple Jar Lamp has an acrylic base and finial.

5. State of the art
Give your space a bit of Lowcountry flavor with art from a local artist. This original oil painting was done by Elizabeth Middour. Available at Scout Southern Market.

6. Glass act
When selecting glassware, simplicity is key. This setup includes bourbon glasses, mint julep cups, Jefferson cups and highball glasses.

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