Entertaining is so much more fun when it goes smoothly, so get festive-ready with the right furniture. The latest drinks cabinets will get your party off the ground in a flash.
From Jonathan Adler (who else) is this modernist and mind-bending Op Art bar. Its glass panes are reversed in charcoal and ivory, with grooved brass split-circle door pulls for an Art Deco spin throughout the party season and beyond. Expect door shelves to hold your favourite tumblers, high balls and stem glassware and shelves for bottles and an ice bucket.
oh the glamour
The Atlante Bar by David Dolcini at Porada channels a sophisticated 70s vibe. Available in canaletta walnut or ash, it has two smoked glass doors and tapered legs. Inside there are three compartments with a glass holder, soft-close drawer and smoked glass shelf lit with LEDs through a remote control system for truly elegant entertaining.
Inspired by Italian mid-century design, the Ravello drink’s cabinet from My Furniture has a distinctive diamond pattern wood veneer with solid brass handles and a brass finish steel base. If you like your furniture to coordinate there’s a sideboard, dining table and shelf unit in the collection.
MADE FOR MIXING
With a rack that holds up to 24 bottles, the Ballatta Drinks Cabinet from Ercol is ideal for master mixologists or those who are tempted to shake up the drinks offering. There’s a mirror-backed display case for storing your favourite glassware, with space for shakers, ice buckets and other party-season paraphernalia, so everything to get your party started is where you need it to be. As well as ample storage, the Ballatta has a pull-out shelf for cocktail-making – and it’s made from solid oak and oak veneers so it’s a smart piece of furniture all year round.
A blend of Scandi design and mid-century style, Perch & Parrow‘s Finn cocktail cabinet is a perfect piece to add a stylish touch to seasonal parties, celebrations and special occasions. The slimline cabinet is crafted from solid oak and stands out for its slim legs and eye-catching front, with its inlaid chevron pattern. Inside, the spacious cupboard is divided into sections, with mirrored glass shelves and compartments that provide enough room for your glasses, drinks and cocktail essentials.
The Toshi bar cabinet from Atkin & Thyme combines luxe looks with an industrial edge. Made from mango wood, it has a cement finish on the front, decorated with a beautiful brass inlay and handles. Inside there are two generous shelves, a drawer and bottle rack for your favourite tipples.
PALE AND INTERESTING
Thirsty Bubba is a new addition from Loaf that will sit discreetly in your dining area ready for you to dispense drinks from. An extension of its Bubba range, it’s handmade from solid oak with a gorgeous groove detail. It’s kitted out with five handy compartments for hanging your glassware and five bottle racks for holding your hooch, so serving guests is a breeze.
It’s not designed solely for drinks but the Celeste cabinet from Swoon is a rather glam piece all the same. Finished in brass, its Art Deco looks will ooze luxury in your living space – and with two deep shelves and two drawers, it does a great job of stashing your liquor, glassware and cocktail accoutrements.