By Arianna Lim

There are evenings when the thought of heading out for a round of drinks seems more like a task than revelry, and a night in would be much preferred. But more often than not, the idea of the modern home bar conjures images of frigid glassware and sleek marble tabletops, and don’t offer much more by way of a good time. Instead, switch out cold elements for colors that are unafraid to make bold statements: bright champagne glasses paired with lacquered trays, showy candles, and evening entertainment in the form of unconventional card games. Finally, take things down a notch with bar tools that are a touch more pragmatic.

Champagne glass, P420 each, AC +632. Knife (part of set), P1780, AC +632. Voluspa beaded glass candle, P2495, Dimensione. Cocktail shaker, P2450, Pottery Barn. Shot glass, P545 each, Pottery Barn. Gold lacquer tray, P1950, West Elm. Checkered Belgian linen napkin, P495, West Elm. Hip flask, price upon request, Firma. Handle bell, Firma, price upon request. Ridley’s Games Room card game set, price upon request, Firma. Peeler, P1900, K I S H.

Firma is located in G/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City. Pottery Barn is located in G/F Central Square, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City. AC +632 is located in 2/F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center. Dimensione is located in LG/F Greenbelt 5. K I S H is located in N. Garcia St. Bel Air 2, Makati City. For more information on West Elm, visit

Photographed by Gabby Cantero

Styled by MJ Benitez

Photographer assisted by Bert Santos

Stylist assisted by Kat Fernando

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