Interiors: A Home Bar
by michelle ward
These five cocktail-geared items will get your home bar in tip-top shape.
1. Make your Champagne toast even sweeter with a set of Roost Champagne flutes (pictured above: set of six, $72) from Colcha—just one of the many eye-catching offerings in this haute Abbot Kinney boutique inspired by owner Sue Cowie’s travels. Made of handblown borosilicate glass, each light, stemless flute features a different but equally exquisite pattern—adding style and elegance to any celebration. 1416 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
2. This silver-plated Penguin cocktail shaker by Emil A. Schuelke for Napier ($3,000) from TFTM (Thanks for the Memories) acts as a conversation piece and novel twist on the standard bar accessory. Since 1974, the vintage specito the 1960s. This collectible piece stood out for husband-and-wife owners David and Maddie Sadoalty shop has been committed to supplying the best examples of modern design from the 1930s fski. The clean, minimal lines give the feeling of pouring from a sculpture. 8319 Melrose Ave., LA
3. Get personal this party season with a monogrammed glass ice bucket from Williams-Sonoma ($65). Ideal for small gatherings, the bucket features hand-etched, precisioncut single- or triple-monogrammed initials, making it a thoughtful gift for the party host. Williams-Sonoma chose to evoke a family heirloom aesthetic by including barware in its exclusive monogrammed collection (available only online). Classically elegant pieces like this make us happy they did. 1600 Montana Ave., Santa Monica
4. A perfect way to add seating for party guests and spruce up your home bar is with Emmerson Troop’s signature Z stool in black nickel and cerused oak ($1,800). Part of the brand’s stool collection designed by store owner and metal-work expert William Emmerson, the handmade design derives its name from the Z-shaped stretcher at the base. Emmerson constructed the made-to-order stools—which can be customized to include various metals and colors—to add classic, timeless pieces to his chic boutique’s midcentury, one-of-a-kind vintage furniture. 8111 Beverly Blvd., LA
5. Pottery Barn’s Glasgow Entertaining Bar ($1,299) packs style and convenience into one piece. Inspired by a salvaged Industrial Age factory cart, the elegant design comes complete with a hardwood frame of rich handcrafted poplar with a rustic mahogany finish, cast-iron wheels, removable mesh baskets, a towel bar and bottle opener. Spacious enough to hold a sampling of the evening’s food and beverages, its compact shape makes a lovely and discreet addition to any room. 300 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills
PHOTOGRAPH BY JESACA LIN (SHAKER)
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.