Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Entertaining At Home with Go Home

For a client who entertains regularly I recently outfitted a bar with decorative accessories from Go Home Ltd. A rep from the company, which specializes in vintage-inspired home furnishings, asked if I would contribute a post to their blog and I am sharing here as well for those of you who might need a little inspiration for the upcoming season of holiday entertaining.


To complement the client’s classical bronze sculptures of the deities Mercury and Fortuna, I used the Mykonos Hurricanes and Mykonos Pedestal Bowl which feature a timeless Greek Key motif. The wide, shallow bowl is the perfect showcase for seasonal botanicals.


And as I have said before, I love the liberal use of candles. These hurricanes are a nice size - not too big but still dramatic.


The Vintage Hotel Wine Cooler is a chic alternative to an utilitarian ice bucket,


and the mirrored Butler’s Tray reflects a festive shimmer and provides a functional surface that protects the painted top of the bar cabinet.


I think a self-serve bar sets the mood for relaxed entertaining. Having guests mix their own drinks is a great way to encourage mingling and you can focus on greeting friends. And I recommend offering a seasonal cocktail in addition to the usual choices - it is a sure way of spreading good cheer.

15 comments:

  1. Love the Greek key details! I need to go check out their website'

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  2. Love the wine cooler idea. Ice buckets all look the same and this give it a great spin. Yes, the holiday parties and alcohol. I am going to need more alcohol than shown to make it through! Have a great day. -Tonya

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    1. The hard stuff is lined up in the cabinet below! :-)

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  3. Gorgeous...am familiar with Go Home and think its a great line that has gotten better and better. The Greek key motif is such a classic and I am happy to see its still as popular as ever. Hope you have a great day Phyllis!

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  4. Bunny Williams includes advice on the bar in, An Affair With A House.

    Went to a party once with a zillion candles. Hostess called me at home about 2am, "Is your nose black?" From sound asleep to blowing my nose, and yes it was black!!!

    XO T

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    1. I'd be guilty! Only five years in this house and there is evidence in the powder room on the wall and ceiling of the regular burning of a favorite Diptyque candle. xo

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  5. is that pink prosecco?!?!?! looks DIVINE with that set-up, whatever it is :)

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  6. Such a handsome bar, Phyllis! I love the wall and cabinetry colors. And the hurricanes from Go Home Ltd are perfect. Really unusual size. I like their shorter height...very versatile. A fabulous job. Thanks for sharing :)
    Loi

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  7. Absolutely stunning Phyllis! I'm always in need of help in this area... wish you were around;)
    I think advice in this area is of extreme importance... thanks for the inspiration!

    Best wishes pretty lady!
    Desiree

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  8. Phyllis what a great photo shoot! I love the over all tone of the bar...very old world feeling but still current. The hurricanes are really pretty, I have never seen them in that scale. Happy day:)

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  9. Hi Phyllis,
    What a super stylish bar scene.
    It all looks very inviting - rose' wine anyone?
    Hope you have a lovely week,
    Liz x

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  10. Beautiful things - I especially love the wine cooler! x Sharon

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  11. Such a pretty bar and I like some of the accessories you've chosen.
    Karen at Garden, Home and Party

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  12. Surely I'd be the last to go home with that pretty and inviting bar.
    pve

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