RuPaul's home bar is 'glamorous, moody, and decadent' thanks to bespoke decor – it's an entertainer's dream space

RuPaul's home bar utilizes texture and appliances to create a luxe space fit for the self-proclaimed Queen of Drag

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Glamor and decadence come naturally to the self-proclaimed Queen of Drag, RuPaul. As the host of RuPaul's Drag Race and a performer since the '80s, the entertainer is used to dressing up in bespoke gowns and luxurious jewels. The affinity for all things luxe translates to the home, as we can see on the drag queen's Instagram page.

In a recent video, RuPaul is seen sitting in front of his chic home bar, complete with gold-accented shelving, wood cabinets, and fringed stools. In short, it's a bar fit for entertainers.

When pondering home bar ideas, the key to creating an opulent space is in texture.

'Think glamorous, moody, and decadent with luxurious velvet and jacquard upholstery, deep green tones, luxurious wallpapers, and tabletop brass lighting to set the cocktail chic mood at home,' says award-winning Interior Designer, Matthew Williamson.

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Ru Paul has achieved this through the various textures of his bar, from the velvet-backed stools to the smooth countertop, all backed by his polka-dotted wallpaper.

Working with a small space? Home bars are absolutely possible in cozy corners.

'You don’t need a huge amount of space to create a home bar,' says Tom Howley, Design Director at the eponymous kitchen company. 'Bespoke bar units can be built seamlessly into an awkward alcove, incorporated into kitchen cabinets, or positioned in a dining area, creating the ultimate backdrop for social gatherings.'

However, when working with smaller spaces, Howley recommends investing in some top-of-the-line appliances to ensure that the luxe bar quality is present.

'State-of-the-art appliances with integrated technology make hosting a breeze,' he says. 'As soon as guests arrive, drinks are poured and mixed. Wine coolers are an entertainer’s kitchen essential, providing you with that perfectly chilled bottle of wine or fizz at a moment’s notice and freeing up space in the main fridge.'

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Hannah Ziegler
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Hannah is Homes & Gardens’ News Editor, with a focus on celebrity style and entertainment content. She got her start in media as a digital editorial assistant at ELLE Canada, and has since written about lifestyle and culture for publications such as Nylon and i-D.

Her love of film is rivalled only by one with a great soundtrack, and she hopes to someday decorate a Nancy Meyers-worthy kitchen.