Stocking a Wet Bar
• Stock your wet bar with handmade glassware from Ankara, Turkey. Defne KOZ’s Liquids Glass collection includes glassware for red wines, martinis, beer and other beverages. Each shape is hand-sculpted using iron molds, wooden tools and delicate mouth-blowing techniques (Lavender Home & Table, Boston, 617-437-1102, lavenderhomeandtable.com).
• In a glass studio in Vermont, Fossilglass designs artful glass and stemware for special occasions (Fossilglass, Woodstock, Vermont, 802-457-9366; Bridgewater, Vermont, 802-672-1819; www.fossilglass.com).
• Handsome stainless-steel wine buckets, cocktail shakers and ice buckets, shown, can make your home bar functional and stylish (Crate & Barrel, Boston, 617-262-8700, www.crateandbarrel.com).
• If you don’t have space to build a bar, consider prefab models like the Casablanca Bar, which includes gunmetal stools. Or if you’re interested in saving space gracefully, a brushed-aluminum bar table features a pivoting bar and a tambour door with frosted glass in walnut or black. A matching bar cabinet stores glassware (Neo Interiors, Framingham, 508-270-1010; Norwood, 781-255-5538; www.neointeriors.com).
• Lighting is just as important as the furnishings. The Mariano Fortuny Suspension Lamp is a polished chrome lamp with a built-in shade diffuser for creating mood lighting (Sedia, Boston, 617-451-2474, www.sedia.com).