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.
Now that your bar is beautiful, what should you serve your guests? Christian May of Maison 21 suggests mixing the practical with the unexpected. "Have a selection of basic liquors: vodka, gin, bourbon or whiskey and vermouth," May says. "Round these out with a few funky liquors in bottles with different shapes for visual appeal."
Take a utilitarian kitchen cart and spray paint it gold to create a festive and functional serving station. Give it a focal point in a room, large or small, with string lights and party decor, such as a banner with tassels.
With eight slipper chairs and a bar cart in the corner, it's clear that this Mediterranean-modern dining room is meant for entertaining. Two contemporary mirrors fill out the walls and reflect the natural light, making the space seem bigger and brighter.
Coordinate small extras with your existing black and gold palette. Interior designer Jade Joyner, co-owner of Metal + Petal in Athens, Ga., placed matches with black tips into small apothecary jars, and arranged them on a gold bar cart. She selected other entertaining essentials, such as straws, in gold as well. Even the champagne bottle’s gold seal fits into the look, and pops against the black and white modern art backdrop.
Entertaining's a breeze when you have a bar cart just around the corner! With its golden shaker, matching ice bucket, wine glasses and more, this piece is ready to roll into the sitting room and serve up some drinks.
A gold wet bar with art deco lamp separates a pair of navy blue striped armchairs with nailhead trim and lavender and magenta floral throw pillows. The ottoman features a large, bold pattern with navy geometric shapes. A contemporary natural wood table with copper top and stack of red books add personality to finish the design.
Kit out your bar cart for the busy holiday season. A gleaming gold wine holder adds verticality. Crystal decanters are a more glamorous alternative to liquor bottles. Crystal pieces reflect light and add glamour and sparkle to your winter room with relatively little investment.
Camille and Joe both have a love of entertaining. Joe has a hobby creating homemade craft beer and Camille loves to collect pretty wines for parties. The two entertain often at home, and put their bar cart to good use. A vintage cart in gold is perfect for displaying pretty glassware, appetizer plates and bottles of wine and liqueurs for guests to sample at parties.
Add bubbly and metal accents for an instant update to a bar cart when entertaining. Here, interior designer Jade Joyner, co-owner of Metal + Petal in Athens, Ga., paired a foxtail fern in a gold pot with vintage-looking amber decanters. For height and an eclectic accent, she selected a larger decanter with a brass bug cap.