Setting up & Styling a Beverage Station

Today marks the sixth installment of my video tutorial series with Wayfair! This week I’m sharing a quick & easy bar area/drink station setup I put together in a pinch. Click below to watch:Screen-Shot-2016-06-06-at-8.18.24-AM

You may remember this DIY bar wall I tackled during the big kitchen remodel a couple years back. It wasn’t the easiest project to do, but well worth it as I entertain often and the space gets quite a bit of use.

There were many directions I could have taken this, but with summer approaching I decided to go for a light & refreshing look. An adult lemonade stand, if you will.


I began with a simple white fringed runner as the foundation for my layout.


Then I created small groupings of items, like this large woven serving tray which holds smaller items:



I also brought in a small slate tray, perfect for preparing drink ingredients & garnishes.


A pitcher with sliced lemons and ice water (or any beverage of choice) will encourage  guests to help themselves.


Fun fact: fancy cups always make drinks taste better. It’s true. And these copper moscow mule mugs are not only pretty to display, but they keep your drink cooler and are fun to sip from.



A good rule of thumb I always try to follow is to make sure there’s plenty of textures like wood, fabric, slate, metal and wicker, in contrasting colors.


This ensures your arrangement doesn’t all blend together and fall flat.


And as with any space, flowers and greenery are a must because they pull it all together and make it come to life.



If you want to recreate this look, here are some of the sources I used:

Table runner

Woven tray


Slate cutting board/tray

Moscow mule mugs

White pitcher

And if you’re curious about the bar building process, here’s Part 1 and Part 2.

Whew, all this drink talk is making me thirsty! If you have a few minutes to watch the video, please make sure to give it a thumbs up and leave a comment to let me know! Your feedback means the world to me 🙂

Be back in a couple days with another weekly vlog!



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3 thoughts on “Setting up & Styling a Beverage Station

  1. That table looks so inviting. We don’t have a ton of room on our main floor to so that but the next time we have a party I will use that set up in our basement on our wet bar. The glasses are super cool looking and definitely add some visual difference to the area.

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