There are many trends that I am happy to follow, none more appealing to me than the bar carts trend. Now that is a fashion I can get my
mouth self into! When we first bought our Pen Y Llechwedd, we sat and had a big discussion about how we wanted to decorate the house. Fortunately, we both loved the history of the home. With this in mind, it was decided we would create a home with traditional features and modern compliments. It hasn’t been easy, but the addition of our bar carts is something we feel nods to both eras.
Pen Y Llechwedd – Bar Carts
Library Bar Cart
Our library is perhaps our most favourite room in the house. The library lacks ornate ceilings and we first assumed this room to be a gentlemens room, although when the former original resident of the home came to visit we found this not to be so. Our thought when deciding how to decorate this space, was to create a stronger more masculine room. A thought we extended to the bar cart.
Don Drapper was our influence when deciding how to decorate this cart. He certainly woudln’t be drinking champagne or white wine! Hence the purchase of our gorgeous Royal Dalton whiskey decanter and glasses. To this we added an antique tray to give the decanter a pop. A few extra glasses and the obligatory bottle of red on the top tray, a few more glasses and bottles of port and red on the bottom and simple as that, it’s done. The beautiful ice bucket and leather coasters were purchased from Pottery Barn a few oranges for colour and we are ready for Friday afternoons!
Dining Room Bar Cart
Not to be outdone, I really wanted my own bar cart. To be honest we have had this one since we first moved into the house. This table was purchased from Gumtree, I then sanded and stained it myself as my first ever DIY job. After starting its life as a hall table, I quickly saw its true potential, as a bar table!
My bar cart (table) was designed to be a little more feminine. Yes I still have a decanter, because who says girls don’t like whiskey, it also has many white wine glasses. Paired with a candle (love candles) a few limes for a fresh twist and a new tray as opposed to an antique one. Because this table was older, we were able to place a new tray on the table without upsetting the flow. A tray like this would not have worked on the library cart.
While many may think we are alcoholics, the truth is we just love good bar carts.
Are you a fan of the bar cart? What is your favourite drink? Do you like whiskey? What was that one drink you overdid it on and can’t tolerate anymore?
Linking up with Kylie Purtell for #IBOT