We recently asked Rebekah from A&B Creative if she wanted to style our Metal Rolling Cart as a summer cocktail bar. Not only did she do that, she also styled it as a bath cart and a bedside table. You can find the bath cart on Refinery29 and the bedside table on PopSugar Home. Let’s hear what Rebekah has to say about styling the cart as a cocktail bar.
I love colorful bar carts in people’s homes. For me, I think it’s really fun to have bright labels and a variety of glassware and trinkets, mixed with functional pieces. This cart packs a lot of storage, while not taking up too much room. The drawer is great for cocktail recipe books, a corkscrew, extra coasters, all the staples you need, but may not want as part of your display.
Having a range of glassware is always fun too; I used paper liners to go under them to add a pop of pattern. The whale cocktail shaker and bottle opener add a touch of whimsy to this eclectic set.
Three Cocktail Bar Styling Tips
- Mix colorful vessels and labels to create varying levels of height on the top of your cart.
- Group staples like straws, stirrers, etc. together to make them a part of the visual display instead of just extras.
- If your liquor bottles aren’t attractive (or top shelf) pour them into glass bottles with fun shapes and hang a label off of them to distinguish their contents.
All photos courtesy Kirsten Julia Photography