Tuesday, October 11, 2011

inspired by bar carts

Josh is quite the collector of whiskeys, glassware, cocktail books, and all things bar related. We bought a large cabinet from Ikea, which has ample storage. We screwed wine glass racks in the top so we can store some stemware. And (!!) we found a home - on a bottom shelf - for his lovely collection of various shot glasses.

Recently I was perusing through the bar and noticed how many beautiful bottles and glasses he's collected over the years. I've decided that these need to be showcased, and I've been inspired to purchase a bar cart.

(barware i adore - a mirrored tray, vintage julep cups, coupes, tiffany's rocks glass, and brass shaker)

Our Downtown LA loft is a mixture of designs. It's obviously got that modern vibe (1 giant room, exposed piping, concrete slabs on the walls), but we've decorated with warm, homey items like leather couches, oversized pillows, and a reclaimed wood dining room table. So for the bar cart, anything goes.

(classic brass and glass cart via everything fabulous)

(vintage oval, metal, and glass bar cart via apartment therapy)

(flea market find - square glass and detailed metal bar cart via ny times)

I love his setup of a mimosa bar with champagne bottles chilling in a punch bowl. So chic and a great way to make use of our punch bowl.

(round glass and metal 3-tiered cart via amazon)

(rectangular metal wood cart via elle decor)

(white foldable tray table via cb2)

(round leather with removable trays cart via z gallerie)

The removable trays are perfect for playing hostess. You can bring the drink refills to your guests.

 (large rectangular wood cart via prz man)

(foldable cart via design press)

(modern glass and metal cart with bar on bottom shelf via mirror mirror)

This could be perfect if we needed to place the bar cart further away from the dining and cooking areas. We could keep the glasses and bottles on the bottom in a festive tray and place candles, cocktail books, and fresh flowers up top. And the structure is fabulous.

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