Would you like the fun and convenience of a home bar at your house? Picture dinner parties and evenings at home where you’re the bartender and host extraordinaire. A home bar could have you shaking martinis and stirring mojitos, a great way to impress and entertain your guests.
Sure, having an organized and sophisticated cocktail corner is appealing, but consider a few design elements before you make a purchase. There are many variations in home bars, so browse our picks of the top five below. You’ll get an idea of what design suits your space and the style that completes your decor.
The largest, biggest statement you can make in a home bar. Install a wrap around home bar and you can
instantly create a sought after cocktail conversation space. The closest you’ll get to the real deal.
A smaller space like a studio apartment, basement, den or just a smaller living room can still enjoy the form and
function of a home bar. Select a corner bar and tuck your beverage display and storage off to the side.
Enjoying cocktails on your patio can be one of life’s greatest indulgences. If your climate accommodates and yard
space allows, consider the outdoor version of a home bar. Or why not have both indoor and outdoor bars?
We created this fabulously cozy living room with the idea of creating a comfortable spot for the whole family to watch the big game. Whether you are shopping for Super Bowl or not, here is what you need to take this look home.
Traditional interior design occasionally offers detours into more than just historic periods. Unusual personalities with eclectic tastes can find furniture that expresses their individuality with some of the most exotic new designs on the market. Consider antique-inspired styles of curio cabinets, trunk coffee tables, trunk end tables, hall chests, sideboards, armoires and much more.
Of course you’ll still want to incorporate accent chairs, sofas, loveseats and other seating. Simple style choices like button-tufted and/or plush velvety upholstery with artful carved wood feet can further enhance your atmosphere. Depending on the level of design impact you’re looking for, you could also dress-down your antique style furniture by using more transitional neutral seating, like the armchair shown above with the Hidden Treasures table. Or, you could really embrace the theme and add some eccentric artwork to complete your space.
This week Cymax is giving away an espresso Curves Tufted Chaise Lounge from Ave Six by Office Star Products. The Curves Tufted Chaise Lounge features easy care plush upholstery, a classic rolled back and solid wood legs. Just like last week’s bookcases, all you have to do is Like us on Facebook and vote to enter. To keep it relaxing, we’ve got three simple choices on how to unwind and make your home your sanctuary.
After you enter to win this modern chaise, be sure to browse the rest of Ave Six’s trendy and affordable modern furniture and accessories. Look for coffee tables and end tables, accent chairs, club chairs, ottomans and much more. Subtle and sophisticated or punchy and playful, these tables and chairs add a stylish flair to any space.
Win a bookcase from Office Star Products or South Shore Furniture
Visit us on Facebook and vote for the bookcases you like best. Pick form over function or space over style. This Friday afternoon, January 18, we will be drawing two (2) names to win the trendy modern bookcases shown above.
Get Organized in 2013! is the first of three (3) fun giveaways this January, all designed to help you start your New Year right. Don’t miss out on the fun! Like us on Facebook to participate.
If you love industrial modern furniture, you’re probably no stranger to ZUO Modern and their many striking designs. Because we love industrial modern furniture too, we’ve been biting our nails with excitement waiting to share ZUO’s latest collection of seating, tables and more. Browse the whole collection or keep scrolling for shots of our top picks.
The Era Collection is a trendy yet gritty interpretation of industrial modern furniture design. Look for denim fabrics, distressed wood and antiqued metal. You’ll also find gray and beige contrasted by colorful Union Jack patterns. These pieces artfully merge the rural farmhouse look with urban bare brick style. Picture artsy inner city lofts and Era fits right in.
Vintage and antique furniture elements like button-tufted upholstery and curvy corners can be found on Mid-Century Modern sofas and loveseats. Discover wood dining tables, coffee tables, chests and shelves with rich, hearty Arts and Crafts influenced style.
Make a few quick updates to any living room or media room to be ready for movie nights and informal entertaining. Even if you don’t add a lot of seasonal decoration to your home, you can add small touches that make your space a bit more inviting.
Our theme below includes a candle that adds a pine scent to the air (great for homes with artificial trees) and a bowl of peanuts to accompany a viewing of A Charlie Brown Christmas.
The modern TV stand shown below is also a great choice for updating a movie corner. The Vertex Corner TV Stand from South Shore Furniture comes with a handy hutch and plenty of device and media storage.
Enjoy all your favorite holiday movies in comfort and style
Fans of Mid-Century Modern style know the look was established in the 1950s (the mid 20th century) using distinctive rounded lines, bold colors, dramatic geometric patterns and atomic imagery. Mid-Century Modern design was found in architecture, fashion, décor and household accessories. If you love the fashion from Mad Men, look more closely at the furniture and interior design used to create the authentic setting the show is so well known for.
The primary challenge in creating a 1950s or 1960s-era room in your home today is finding vintage furniture in good condition, ideally at affordable prices. Fortunately there are a few names in new retro-style Mid-Century Modern home furnishings that make this look more accessible for everyone.
Watch the big game, the latest new movie, or a fun holiday parade. Whenever you curl up on your couch this fall, you’ll enjoy those moments even more with a few finishing touches in your living room. Indulge in treats and stay toasty warm – and do it all in style.
Curl up on your couch for fall movie or game nights
Recreate this clever modern living room décor in your own home. Pair the distinctive look of the Zuo Modern Ripple Chair with the Cellular Mirror and Corinthian Vase. This look features the black, white and single color palate (leaf green in this case) which is so popular in contemporary design. Additional depth was accomplished using lighter and darker shades of gray and green.
Add more modern accents from Zuo to create a coordinated ultra modern living room. Ideal for open concept urban apartments or any small studio-size space in which you need a little style to go a long way.