Doesn't the photo above look inviting? I love the way in which this drinks table was arranged with a gracious plenty of everything: liquor, glassware, ice, drink garnishes, and cocktail nibbles. I wish that I could remember from which issue of Veranda this image came. Regardless, I think that a drinks table as elaborate as this one is best suited for a party (or a magazine photograph!) But for everyday use, a smaller drinks table in a library or drawing room is always nice for impromptu gatherings or a solitary drink while reading. If the table is placed near a fireplace, even better.
In an Indian noblewoman's London flat designed by Nicky Haslam.
In a far corner of the living room in a Faubourg Saint-Germain house.
In Blenheim Palace underneath a 1963 portrait of the 11th Duke of Marlborough.
In a niche in Madeleine Castaing's salon at Maison de Lèves.
In the lush red salon of a home in Paris.
In the London living room of decorator Anthony Denney.
In a glamorous New Orleans salon decorated by Nicky Haslam.
In the library at Clandeboye, County Down, Ireland.
Image #1 from Veranda; #2 from Interiors by Min Hogg and Wendy Harrop; #3 from The Finest Houses Of Paris by Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery; #4 from Vanity Fair, June 2011, Jonathan Becker photographer; #5 and #6 from French Interiors: The Art of Elegance by Christiane de Nicolay-Masery; #7 from The Best in European Decoration; #8 from Sheer Opulence by Nicholas Haslam; #9 from The Irish Country House by the Knight of Glin and James Peill.