Belly Up To The Home Bar Cart.

By Victoria Smith of sfgirlbybay.

When heat waves like this one we’re having in San Francisco roll in, all I can think about is sipping on an ice cold drink in the comfort of my own home. It’s so lovely to see bar carts surge back into popularity, especially because I love the reward of entertaining friends and family in your own home. Here are just a few ideas to kick start the quest for the perfect summer bar cart.Joanna Lavén is an amazing talent at prop and interior styling. It’s no wonder her simple yet modern approach to the home bar cart immediately caught my eye. This gold and black mini bar seen above make a chic and regal statement in this crisp, white living space.

Even if you don’t have a cart on hand, a bar tray works well too. Easily moved from the kitchen to sitting room, this one seen in Lonny Magazine puts a fun, rustic and playful twist as this bar collection sits pretty on a marble slab tray.

Society Social might be taking over when it comes to putting together pretty bar carts. The Sedgewick is a popular one – especially with the versatility of bottle storage options and gold bamboo details built in.

Don’t be afraid to bring color to your carts! This is a perfect opportunity to bring in a pop – just like Rhiannon of Hey Gorgeous Events did when making this electric blue bar cart right at home in her kitchen.

Last, but not least, a gorgeous bar cabinet from 47 Park Avenue! We all have those cabinets for knick knacks – why not clear one out to make room for pretty bottles and glassware to open up when entertaining?

Whichever route you decide to take with your mini bar, just know that your work will soon be rewarded with toasts and good friends. Cheers!

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  1. Robin Andrews

    Super mini bars, design delights so beautiful as art that you don’t want anyone to use them.

  2. Carleda Tinkler

    Lovely design. I’m happy to see that bar carts are “in” again as they were in the 70’s. I bought a chrome to tier rolling cart back then that I still use today!