Maybe we've been watching too much Mad Men, but lately we've been obsessed with stylish bar set-ups in the dining room, where cocktails can be close at hand for easy mixing during or after a meal. Ashley Henley's dining room bar, with its cute box shelving and pitcher full of colorful straws, is the latest to strike our fancy...
Ashley set up her bar on an Ikea Effektiv office cabinet, which she says works perfectly for storing liquor, glasses, and other bar necessities out of sight. We love the vignette she's arranged on top of the cabinet too, choosing her favorite bar tools and bottles to highlight in the display. The pedestal that holds the straws and glasses is actually a monitor stand from Ikea. There's something so cheeky about using office furniture for a bar! And the box shelving used to hold souvenir shot glasses is also a fun idea.
Ashley's home is full of inspiring ideas... check out her Flickr page to see more. On her blog, The Pink Sink, she details some of her home projects with more photos. (You might remember her craft room from Beth's post, too.)
Do you keep a bar in your dining room? How do you display your prettiest bottles and bar accessories?
(Images: Ashley Henley)