Happy November! Just like clockwork, my inbox is getting “Best of 2022” emails, end of year round-ups and other farewell 2022 missives. We are quick to say goodbye, let’s wrap up and let’s move on. Louis L’Amour wrote: “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning.” What an appealing thought as we enter mid-fall and head towards winter.
This week I’m sharing some photos of a recently finished dry bar at a home in Denver’s Hilltop neighborhood. I’m adding a few other bars from client’s past to the mix as well.
A dry bar is a home bar without a sink in case you’re wondering. I’ll have clients shoot me a panicked look when I mention “dry bar”, but it’s just indicating that there’s no sink. We added a little bit of drama to this bar with the black picket tile. I chose a black grout to keep it on the dark side.
This client picked up vintage cocktail books at a local used bookstore. If you don’t have any books on your bar, I think they look great and going used is an affordable way to fill the shelves in a little. Plus, you might find something good!
I like placing colorful canned drinks out on the bar for some color. The gold shaker is a fun touch too!
I purchased the ceramic cats at a local pottery sale. They’e modeled after the potter’s cat. Check out her website: Jessica Ann Pottery – she has awesome stuff! One day I was driving along and saw a sign that said “Pottery Sale Today” and before I knew it my car pulled a u-turn and I was parking. I’m not at all sure how that happened. The round floral platter is from CB2 and I found the white raised bowl at a thrift store. A little bit of vintage looks great on a bar.
My weakness is wearing too much leopard print.”Jackie Collins