Cocktails for Two or Twenty…

Imagine having four bars ready for service in one home. This was the case at this year’s Cashiers, North Carolina Decorator Show House. It is either a Hostess’s dream come true or her worst nightmare. We will assume the former.

Two of the bars were set up on porches which welcome your guest as soon as they arrive. The bar on the screened porch —or “Chippy Bar”—was decorated by White Rabbit Botanicals and has a southern garden accent. The Dinning porch bar is set on a beautiful Antler table and was decorated by Francie Hargrove Interiors. Yet another bar is located in the corner of the Dinning Room and includes crisp linen napkins folded into the most enchanting napkin rings that were carved from horn. This elegant room was decorated by Toby West Antiques of Atlanta, Georgia.

The last, but not least, bar was decorated by Lynn Monday Designs and is located in the Library of the Guesthouse. The bar is set up on a chest that provides a great mixing area, but the majority of the bar accoutrements were stored in the nearby bookshelves—Genius!

"Chippy Bar" on the screened porch designed by White Rabbit Botanical

Love the wire basket to hold the bar and the flower 'frog' used for the spoons

Dinning Porch Bar by Francie Hargrove Interiors—Welcome to my home!

Beautiful details of the Antler Table—Bar

Dinning Room Bar by Toby West Antiques—Smart and Elegant

Napkin Rings carved from Antlers—so Exquisite!

Library Bar by Lynn Monday Design—storage is in the bookshelves!

Library setting—Cozy up and enjoy Cocktails and a good book

Choose one of these ideas and enjoy the Cocktail Party—Champagne for Two please…

November 3, 2011
November 13, 2011



  1. Reply

    Aileen Torres

    November 10, 2011

    Great style! Your site is well-designed, too.

  2. Reply

    Stacy O'Neill

    November 10, 2011

    I’d love to know what the cocktail de jour was! Looks like some martinis — what else? The O’Neill staples are Tanqueray, Makers Mark, Jose Cuervo and Kirkland Vodka — which I hear is the same as Grey Goose — well that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!!! And what about the mixers? Coke Zero, Tonic (not the low cal kind), soda…Also, I usually have a bottle of champagne handy, just in case!


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