When choosing a bar cart, don't exclude a vintage version. "A found treasure always garners a second look and a chic set of marvelous midcentury highballs or dapper decanters will also be a nod to the glamorous retro ritual of cocktail hour," says Roxy Owens, founder of Society Social.
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.
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.
Styled Eclectic Bar Cart with Red, Gold and White Accessories
“Cake stands are a fun way to add height and layering,” says interior designer Jade Joyner, co-owner of Metal + Petal in Athens, Ga. She then tied the red in the cake stand to the bottom level with Asian foo dog statues. For texture, use plants and glassware, like these vintage hobnob glasses. Don’t forget the greenery, either, with houseplants and low-maintenance plants, like the bird’s nest fern on the bottom level and a glass cloche terrarium with a succulent.
Stacked Shelf Wet Bar Cart With Grated Cabinet Doors and Stylish Bar Accessories
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.
Floating Shelves, Modern Bar Cart, Copper Barware Add Chic Detail to Drink Station
Floating shelves above the modern white bar cart display custom glassware, funky based, and a simple print. The bar cart is decked out in copper accents, perfect for quickly mixing up a simple cocktail or spritz.
The bar cart in this vintage cottage dining room is the perfect finishing touch. Found at a local Nashville antique mall, this cart gives a classy way to store supplies for a party, while not overpowering the funky Deer Damask wallpaper.
Bar Cart By Open Modern Staircase With Wood Steps, Black Metal Baluster and Wire Railing
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.
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.
Vintage Brass Bar Cart From Sarah Sees Potential
As seen on season one of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson filled an empty corner of this century-old kitchen with a chic, vintage brass bar cart. A simple gallery wall adds interest and maintains the room's blue and white color scheme.
A soft gray and white color scheme gives this contemporary bedroom a relaxing aura, while a bright yellow throw pillow provides a nice pop of color. A unique chandelier, mirrored nightstands and a matching bar cart are glamorous accessories in the space.
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."
This fun and funky guest bedroom feels as planned and put-together as a chic outfit. A black-and-white dot pattern behind the bed creates a fun focal wall, while a black tufted headboard creates dimension and a spot for the eye to land. The black-and-white color scheme continues in the bedding, furniture and accessories, harmonizing the space.