Our home is just that ... ours, but I do notice that my husband speaks a lot of a space that is just his. I think sharing a home with five other people can be a lot and after a long day at work he probably would love a space to retreat for some time to himself. I truly need to make that happy for our sweet Daddy.
In the mean time I did create a place that is all him, well, sort of. To celebrate Father's Day and the amazing Daddy we have I created a bar area just for him! Top to bottom all his favorites including his favorite drinks, glasses just for him and all the necessities he would need to create a drink after work and relax for some much needed down time.
I came up with the idea while shopping recently in At Home. I spotted these amazing ebony Fitz & Floyd glasses and my wheels started turning. They were so manly and fabulous and I knew the Hubs would love them and he needed them immediately. I snatched up the glasses and added them to his Father's Day gifts and then truly started thinking. The idea for the Bar for Dad was born.
My husband is a bourbon drinker and easy to please so I just purchased a bunch of his favorite things to combine for a bar area that is all him. His favorite bourbon, some amazing decanters from At Home and a quality ginger beer for when he decides that a mixed bourbon is more his taste.
I ordered the monogrammed decanter from Emily McCarthy as one of his Father's Day happies and it pairs perfectly with the two At Home decanters in the back. And of course, it is filled with his favorite Woodford Reserve. Isn't the bamboo monogram incredible?
I also scored the tray while shopping for the decanters. I love how it keeps it all tidy and then when he slides out the tray to be able to access all of his supplies I can easily slide it back and keep it all tidy. I mean, he is cute and super sweet but he does leave things out all the time and a plan is always smart on my part.
Since I am very traditional when it comes to monogramming the bar area and all of his bar glasses will have his monogram. My first step was the monogram decanter and monogram swizzle sticks from Emily.
All of the glasses now housed in the bar area are for him and all of his friends and family that come to visit. Vintage beer glasses, ebony Fitz & Floyd glasses and amazing heavy old fashioned glasses. I plan to add an etched monogram to the old fashioned bar glasses. The vintage beer glasses were ours but both the F & F and the new old fashioned glasses were purchased on my return trip to At Home. I was thrilled to be able to snag almost every single thing I needed to make this a reality in one place.
To round out the area created just for him I added in a coffee table book on Whiskey and our collection of Palm Beach books. I also snatched up the Professional Mixing Guide for him. I like how it is basic, no nonsense and contains a number of classic cocktails which are something we both fancy. The amazing set of vintage tortoise cocktail tools is from the amazing girls at Indigo Market in Charleston. They have a bunch of fabulous things! And of course all the Palm Beach books are perfect for our wallpapered bar area. The Meg Braff Sampan wallpaper is so happy in this space. I am not sure I ever met such a fabulous print ... I mean pink and bamboo? #perfection
I have to say I am super proud of myself for this fun little idea. He does need a space just for him and this is a great start. Plus with all of the fun bar carts I own I can easily create a space for the rest of my amazing glasses and bottles.
I am thrilled with the outcome of the area ... it is just what I was hoping to create for him!
bourbon, bitters and a fabulous glass ... the makings of an Old Fashioned
And clearly he loves it as well. Cheers Shug ... we love you!!
Happy Thursday ... I can see the weekend from here! xo