Make Mine a Double – Bar Carts

Welcome to 2014! Now that your headache has subsided and you’re back to work, let’s talk about one of my latest great loves: the bar cart. The portable party. Have you noticed it’s everywhere lately? And why not? What a great little accent piece! Perhaps it became popular again in recent years due to shows like Mad Men. Could you imagine having a stocked bar in your office?

Image via Newsweek.com

And I feel like the classic cocktail culture is coming back like CRAZY, lately…Oh, and bachelors especially take note of this design trend…

Anyway, I got my very own bar cart for Christmas – the one from Target!  And I looooovvvvee it.

I wish this was my picture, but this is via Target.com

Bar carts are just so very chic. Especially stocked with gorgeous colored bottles and long, sexy-stemmed glassware. I don’t even like gin, but you can bet my cart will have a big bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin because of that incredible blue bottle. And finally, a proper setting for my St. Germain, currently stashed in the pantry behind some Ruffles.

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Prop Stylist: Marcus Hay.  Image via PatBates.com

Oh, but that’s not all. People have dedicated areas to their beloved bar carts, some decking them out like a prized poodle with pom poms and lighting and such. I also love to see how people decorate an otherwise plain canvas of wall space behind them. Amazeballs, People. Really. You inspire me.

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Image credit: Courtesy of the New Traditionalist via HGTV.com
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Holy DIY project!  Check this one out!  Image via DailyHaley
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Deborah Needleman in Lonny.  Image via Habitually Chic

Rustic/refined, traditional/modern, metal/wood, delicate/massive – there are options for every home and every decor.  And teetotalers! Deck yours out with tea, artisan waters and juices…maybe some potted succulents – voilà!

Not sure how to stock a bar cart?  Here are some ideas!

http://www.redenvelope.com/blog/bar-cart-anatomy
http://www.fashionmeetsfood.com/2012/06/creating-bar-cart.html

For more great bar cart inspiration, see my Pinterest board.  I add to it often, so be sure to follow me!

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