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