Robert Pattinson Issue: April/May 2023
How do you build your own home bar?
A trip to Baccarat’s Miami boutique in the Design District is a great place to start - they are one of just a few Baccarat locations in the US that has not only a comprehensive retail offering, but a full service bar. Pop in for a drink, and you might just get inspired.
Next, you’ll need to find a location within your home that makes sense for your bar. This can be as small as a dedicated space in your kitchen - counter space or nook in your cabinet - to an area in your den, living room, or patio. Think of wherever makes sense and will be useful to you when entertaining.
The next most important considerations are counter height (to ensure a useful workspace - this should be just about at your elbow) and storage. If you’re like me and have a prized glassware collection, you’ll want to find a way to prominently display that.
I had the honor to create a dream home bar in partnership with Baccarat, where I utilized the iconic French brand’s stunning glassware and lighting to create a home bar space, ‘Bar L’Orange’, inspired by my book Cocktail Chameleon. I transformed the home’s pantry space between the kitchen and dining room into a fully-functional bar. To show off an array of Baccarat glassware and objects d’art, I removed cabinet doors and applied a mirrored background. But you don’t need to entirely renovate a space - some of these small changes can go a long way in your own home bar.