Summer Sips: Bringing the Bar Home

I'm not much of a drinker, but warm weather makes me crave cocktails. The start of summer has me readjusting my own buffet-top bar and eyeing others' — oh, and mixing gin and tonics.You can fit a bar into many different spots, depending on your space restrictions and entertaining habits. Beautiful bar carts can store bottles and glasses and work as great focal points. A dining room buffet will provide a substantial space and a host-friendly spot for your liquor supply (Images 2 and 8). If space is tight, a nook (Image 10) or side table can perform the job (Image 7). In any spot, a tray instantly unifies a set of bottles (Images 4 and 5).

(Images: 1, 2. Lonny 3. Jen Siska for Apartment Therapy 4. Design*Sponge 5. Bethany Nauert for Apartment Therapy 6. Emily Henderson 7. Cottage Living 8. Liz Daly for Design*Sponge 9. Bethany Nauert for Apartment Therapy 10. Elle Decor)

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