10 Beautiful Bar Closets Worth Toasting To

published Aug 2, 2018
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We hate to break it to you, but bar carts are so yesterday.

Today, interior decorators and design fans are taking their love of libations to the next level by turning their extra closet space into a wet bar. If you ask us, this is one trend that’s here to stay.

Not only will you have plenty of space to store bottles of bubbly, glassware, and other accoutrements, you have the opportunity to turn something as mundane as a hallway closet into a bonafide design moment. And even if you’re not lucky enough to have extra closet space, these bars are a great source of eye candy.

To kickstart some design inspiration, here are 10 closet bars worth toasting to:

1. Pattern Play

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Get your space in the party spirit with some whimsical wallpaper. Let design firm Henry & Co Design show you how it’s done.

2. Shaken, Not Stirred

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Don Draper would totally approve of this handsome option in Erik Perez and Paul Hardoin’s Los Feliz home.

3. Flora and Fireball

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As Studio Gild proves, plants look good anywhere—including sitting atop your bar.

4. Hidden Figures

For a dramatic flair, take a page out of Rob Stuart Interiors playbook and keep the closet door attached.

5. Dude, You’re Getting a Bar

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Interior designer Mikel Welch‘s take screams man cave in the best (and classiest) way possible.

6. In Living Color

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Go big or go home with a pop of color a la Erin Myles’ cheery bar.

7. Refined Reflections

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Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the chicest bar closet of them all? This one from Paloma Contreras is a serious contender.

8. Sliding Doors

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Yes, a sliding closet makes for a great bar—just ask Joel Dessaules.

9. Serious Shelving

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We love how Amanda Bullock and Justin Taylor didn’t skimp on the storage space in their Brooklyn-based bar. After all, where else would you stow your coupe glasses and bitters?

10. Float On

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Don’t have extra closet space to spare? Place all your favorite liquors on a floating shelf. Caitlin Hackett and Dave McHale’s iteration has the look and feel of a bar closet without taking up precious square footage.