The humble bar cart is no longer just a spot to stash spirit bottles and dusty crystal glassware. It’s experiencing something of a renaissance – in a wheelie big way! The multi-tiered consoles on casters are just as practical as they are beautiful, and can be wheeled around at a whim from one room to the next when extra storage or display space is needed.
Yes, wine vessels and cocktail-making paraphernalia are a welcome sight to dinner party guests, but neat piles of coffee table books, trailing indoor plants, candles and found objects can look just as good, if not better, when artfully arranged atop a glamorous cart in the living room, bedroom or hallway.
Top photo by Jacqui Turk, styled by Mr Jason Grant.
Because of their slender, often unobtrusive designs, bar carts can be used in-lieu of most occasional tables and consoles. One becomes a bedside table when styled with a fresh bunch of flowers and table lamp, or an entranceway catch-all with a bowl for keys and notepad for last-minute reminders.
In the living area, the top shelf of a cart can be used to display vignettes of shapely vases and framed photos, the bottom shelf, perfect for storing neatly folded throws at the ready for cosy nights in. While in the dining zone, serveware and linen can be casually corralled for mealtime convenience.
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Whether it’s made from Gatsby-esque brass, antique timber or ultra-modern Lucite, a bar cart can be wheeled through the front door and decorated with your favourite things for an instant update in any room of the house.