These days, it seems as though every home featured in a design blog or magazine has a beautifully designed bar area, and it's not surprising to see why. A stocked home bar — complete with fun coasters, cocktail shakers and stirrers — lends itself to gathering, entertaining and celebrating.
"A stocked and stylish bar cart invites guests to make themselves at home," says Los Angeles-based interior designer Jessica McClendon.
As the founder of the interior design service and blog Glamour Nest, McClendon is all about creating down-to-earth spaces with a dash of decadence. She recommends building a bar area in the living room, dining room or even bedroom.
"For my busy clients who have kiddos, the bedroom can sometimes be the perfect place to unwind with a cocktail after everyone else goes to bed," says McLendon. "It may be unconventional, but it's an easy reminder to kick back and relax."
Here are her top bar accessories.
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