You know we love to entertain, but summer gives us extra reasons to put on a stylish show! Longer daylight hours to lounge in the shade (or hide in the air conditioning) with a cool cocktail sounds like the perfect way to spend the weekend. So we’re giving our drink station a makeover…actually THREE!
Everything from chic coasters to gilded glassware… any one of these pieces would make your existing bar cart sing…but heck, why not build a brand new kit — cart included!?! Whether you’re bringing the party outdoors or sticking inside, any of these stylist summer bar cart situations will have everybody saying CHEERS!
Now who’s ready to grab all the fixin’s and a new set of wheels!?
Bar carts are an excellent reason to break rules. They are a self contained style experiment that can always be changing. So why not go big and bold?! I mean, this singular piece is a symbol of entertaining at its finest?! This graphic and geometric look is anything but shy – it is powerful, energetic…Fun, while still looking incredibly sophisticated – if this doesn’t scream party time, I don’t know what does.
THE CART: Casamania Chariot Table (1) Gold & Black Polka Dot Vase (2) Wolfum Honeycomb Tray (3) Fragment Colorblock Pillows (4) Colorblock Cocktail Muddler (5) Globalist Bar Tool Set (6) Black & White Graffiti Party Napkins (7) Multi Color Party Cocktail Picks (8) Hay Colour Glass Collection
Looking for something a little more feminine? This white lacquered beauty is the LBD of bar carts. It can be dressed up or down, a classic staple ready for your own touch. I’m personally having a moment with golden bar tools – warm up this modern look with a few copper accents and flowering branches from your garden. For an easily style update – try swapping out hand painted paper on each of the shelves. This gives instant color and texture depending on your mood or festive needs – a cheap styling hack that looks nothing but chic!
THE CART: Serena & Lily Parisian Bar Cart (1) Orb Cocktail Collection (2) Faux Shagreen Coasters (3) 100 % Copper Drinking Straws (4) Gold Chevron Drinking Glasses (an amazing palm leaf version available here) (5 & 6) Ombre & Sea Coral Wrapping Paper (7) Gold & Glass Bud Vase
Pink not your thing? Get a little more rustic and industrial with a wood shelved cart! By piling on different types of texture, this neutral palette still pops, especially when you start bringing in the living greens. Hard lines get softened by hand died fabrics and the layering of natural elements. Try playing around with scraps of leather and woven tapestries, like I said this is a two-shelf style experiment on wheels and it should be anything you want… just as long as it never forgets to pick up extra ice for the party.
THE CART: World Market Aiden Cart (1) Woven Kilim Rug (2) Hexagonal Moroccan Tiles used as coasters (3) Light Pink Cocktail Glasses (4) Leather Tasseled Vintage Bottle Opener (5) Indigo Striped Napkins (6) Crystal Slab Serving Platter – a more affordable Agate option here (7) Cactus Drink Stirs (8) Terra Cotta Drink & Liquor Pitcher (9) Hand Painted Pots by Pop And Scott (10) Macramé Bunting
Which look are you loving?! Or are you going to mix and match a combo from all three!?
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