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Cocktail hour

September 24, 2015
that nordic feeling // bar cart accessories























Bar carts are the new black. Weather you’re into vintage style a la Mad Men in the 50’s or want a minimalistic look to compliment your Scandinavian style living room, you need to equip your bar cart right. And I am not talking about booze and liquor here – that part I will leave up to you and your taste buds – I am talking about glasses, decanters and accessories.

In case you missed it, find some of my favourite bar carts in the big autumn/winter trends-post from last week.

Most importantly – apart from the liquors and booze to make drinks from – is something to serve them in. Beautiful glasses are a must – and an equally gorgeous decanter will add just the right amount of decadence to your home bar.

Old school decadence

Go old school with faceted crystal. It’s an evergreen classic for a reason. Is there any other way to serve a whisky neat? Crystal is decadent and will add just the right amount of fancyness to your bar cart. Maybe you’re lucky enough to have inherited a set of crystal from your family. If not,  Louise Roe’s new beautiful line of crystal glasses will look fab on any bar cart. The set counts  small (hello whisky!) and big (G+T anyone?) glasses, a bowl and decanter.

that nordic feeling // bar cart accessories

Iittala has just added new glasses to the Kastehelmi series originally designed in 1964 by Oiva Toikka and relaunched in 2010. ‘Kastehelmi’ means dewdrop in Finnish and refers to the pattern  og glass beads. Go for the clear ones for a classic look – or throw in some blue, grey and brown ones for a more casual look. The jars will look great with your cocktail accessories in like olives, lime and ice cubes.

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 Minimal & straight lines

If the faceted glasses or patterns are a bit too much for you, go for a minimal look. This way the drinks will be the centre of attention. Go for Muuto’s organic shapes with the Corky set of glasses and decanter.

that nordic feeling // bar cart accessories

Or how about Menu’s stackable glasses designed by Norm Architects?

that nordic feeling // bar cart accessories

If you like a little bling bling to go with you drink, check out the Gold Dot series from HAY. The series counts a decanter, a wine glass and a drinking glass.

that nordic feeling // bar cart accessories

No room for a bar cart?

If you don’t have room for a bar cart in your home, maybe this could be a fun solution to add a mini bar. The shelf is called Kerros and is designed by Matti Klenell for Iittala.

that nordic feeling // bar cart accessories

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    Reply Henna September 24, 2015 at 13:15

    Omg! Now I am living in London and have totally missed the new Kastehelmi glasses, it is an old favorite of mine since one of my relatives used to have the old ones. The new ones look great!

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke September 27, 2015 at 18:07

      They look even better in person – I have already bought some :)

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    Reply Cheryl Singleton Interiors September 25, 2015 at 01:27

    I love bar carts, maybe because I love cocktails LOL!! I alway feel there is something so grown up and sophisticated about owning a bar cart and making cocktails……..make mine a martini!!!

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke September 27, 2015 at 18:08

      Martini coming up! I’ll take an Old Fashioned or a Darn and Stormy :))

      I totally agree – bar carts are so fancy and grown up.

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    Reply Louise October 15, 2015 at 15:10

    Hej Rikke,

    Lækkert indlæg. Jeg faldt for det bar-bord der er vist på det første billede i dette indlæg. Sådan et må vi have herhjemme. Men kan ikke se, hvor det er fra. ved du mon det?

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke October 15, 2015 at 15:15

      Dejligt at høre :)
      Jeg ved desværre ikke, hvem der laver barbordet – det er et PR billede fra Louise Roe. God jagt :)

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        Reply Louise October 15, 2015 at 18:46

        Øv, men tusind tak for hurtigt svar :)

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    Reply lauren Resnick January 23, 2016 at 20:22

    any suggestions of where to buy cool bar carts in CPH?

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