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?
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.
|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.
|Image credit: Courtesy of the New Traditionalist via HGTV.com
|Holy DIY project! Check this one out! Image via DailyHaley
|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!
For more great bar cart inspiration, see my Pinterest board. I add to it often, so be sure to follow me!