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Newlyweds raise the bar at Crest Nicholson’s Totteridge Place, North London

As one of the leading interiors trends to watch out for this year, the home bar is fast becoming a popular choice for modern home owners. From cosmopolitan-chic to Art Deco Gatsby-esque styles, the home bar certainly seems to be having its comeback. Whether it’s being used to entertain guests or to experiment with new cocktail creations, there are plenty of opportunities to take full advantage of its various benefits.

Newlyweds, Samier and Jordan Abousaada, have recently purchased a two-bedroom apartment at Crest Nicholson’s Totteridge Place development in Whetstone using the London Help to Buy scheme. Inspired by images on Instagram and Pinterest, the first-time buyers decided to incorporate their own drinks trolley into their new home.

Samier explains: “I think there’s something really fun and playful about having a home bar that excites people. My husband and I went to a cocktail class on our honeymoon and we were looking forward to recreating cocktails that we love at home with our friends. We went for a modern gold bar cart with two shelves, I’ve used gold and brass in other areas of my apartment, so it ties in nicely. It injects a bit of fun into the space. I’m always getting compliments on it - I think it definitely stands out.”

The couple said they “are always entertaining and loved the idea of having a feature piece that is both practical and stylistic.” The home bar quickly became the “fun and playful” addition they were looking for when styling their new home.

Giving her top tips for creating the look, Samier continues: “Buying the bar is really just the start because there are so many ways to make it your own with quirky spirit bottles, different glassware, vases and books; I’ve even seen lamps on some! I actually followed a guide on Pinterest to make sure I had the essentials. I also really recommend finding some cool art work to put above your bar (which we have done). It’s really easy to get carried away, too many bottles and items can take away that glam factor.”

Totteridge Place comprises a collection of contemporary two and three-bedroom apartments, and four-bedroom townhouses. The development surrounds centrally landscaped gardens, with private parking available and a concierge service on site for added convenience.

Situated just a six-minute walk from Totteridge & Whetstone tube station, on the Northern Line, residents at Totteridge Place are well connected. Ideal for commuters, King’s Cross St Pancras station is easily accessible in just 32-minutes. The development is also located around 17 minutes’ drive from Edgware and boasts excellent road links to the Northern Circular.

Prices for a two bedroom apartment start from £589,950 with the government-backed Help to Buy scheme available on selected plots. Four bedroom townhouses start from £999,950. For more information call 0203 437 1460 or visit www.crestnicholson.com/totteridgeplace.

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