Philip Erdoes, CEO of The New Traditionalists, knows exactly what goes into creating a great bar cart, and how to put it to good use. "Great barware is essential, and at The New Traditionalists we love vintage pieces. Artisanal cocktails always taste better in old-school glasses. Ebay has some sweet midcentury glasses and accessories."
Bar and serving carts are an increasingly popular way to store entertaining essentials in the living room, or accessories in a dressing room or walk-in closet. This Jocelyn Serving Cart from Ethan Allen with a tempered glass top and shelves and smooth-rolling casters provides a functional and glamorous way to keep what you need nearby.
The outdoor space in this home is complete with an outdoor bar cart to help the homeowners host their guests. Made from natural wood, the cart is designed to withstand the elements as well as provide an elegant way to provide libations for guests.
Cocktails are served from this lovely, gold bar cart with glass shelves, which can be wheeled into the dining room when needed there. Gold bamboo-framed botanical print artwork hangs above the bar cart to complete the timeless look.
A circular steel rolling cart with shelves is used as make-shift bar space in a hallway with hardwood flooring. Nearby, a wood table with an accordion-style base displays a vase with yellow flowers under a framed mirror.
Contemporary doesn’t have to mean cold and uninviting. In this contemporary kitchen, wood cabinets with a horizontal grain add warmth to the space. A raised glass breakfast bar makes this a super functional space for a family.
Wood steps fixed over a black base creates a simple, sleek look for this staircase. Black balusters connect thick wire railing for an open, modern design. A bar cart stationed near the stairs organizes drink ingredients and accessories for easy access.
Wood cabinets create a polished frame for this kitchen design. A curved island with neutral granite countertop adds nice shape against the sharp lines of the cabinetry and creates an eat in space. Gray leather cushion upholstery on the wood bar chairs pulls from the cool tones in the countertop. A stainless steel range adds a modern finish over the stovetop.
Built into the staircase wall this wet bar set up features ample cabinetry for maximum storage. A gold faucet pops against the gray marble countertop, white cabinetry and white coffered ceiling. A herringbone hardwood floor adds a touch of warmth to the bright room.
While traditional bar carts can come with ornate patterns or finishes too formal for more transitional or contemporary spaces, modern wooden bar carts in teak or walnut add clean, simple lines and a touch of richness. Keep in mind that wooden bar carts will most likely require re-staining or oiling once or twice yearly.
This large cart is perfect for a portable wet bar. Cabinet doors shield the glass storage while the top shelf remains open. Attractive bar accessories, copper mugs and liquor bottles add color against the white walls.