Out With Bar Cart | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

Drinking habits and appreciation for less abrasive alcoholic drinks have changed through the last couple of decades, people have turned to wines, European sparkling wines and artisanal crafted boutique beers made in small local brewing establishments. This change of taste from hard alcohol to more delicate social drinks should have affected and changed home décor as well, thus bar carts should have gone away from people’s living rooms, but I am still seeing them as part of the décor when I visit homes for the first time. I am still seeing carts and globes holding a lot of bottles and glasses in plain view.


Home bars versus bar carts might be more acceptable if people are drinking mixed drinks and cocktails that need hard alcohol as one of the ingredients. Home bars hide the sink and bottles under the counter, attractive glasses might be displayed inside glass door cabinets and the entire décor of a home bar creates an interesting corner. One think I really despise is to see a faucet and a sink in plain view in a beautifully decorated living room. The sink in the room gives me the idea of a cheap motel.
Look at the simple and elegant home bar I created in this spacious great room of one of my clients.

An even better alternative solution to the home bars is a trough cut-out on the kitchen counter. Lined with stainless steel pan, the new trough hosts ice, drinks, fruit and spices for cooking, easy to clean, easy to fill and easy for the guests to help themselves. You might want to create a trough in the kitchen and one outdoor for your garden parties.

 

In case you have a beautiful and valuable, or antique bar cart and do not want to get rid of it, roll it in the dining room to serve a selection of cheeses and desserts as the last courses at the end of a sitting down dinner. That will make a better impression on your guests. Ciao,
Valentina
http://www.valentinadesigns.com

Copyright © 2014 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

ValWorkingValentina Cirasola transforms and creates spaces realizing people’s dreams in homes, offices, interiors and exteriors. She infuses your everyday living with a certain luxury without taking away a comfortable living. 
She offers design consultations on-line through Skype and the traditional in-house consultations, helping people with their design challenge any where in the world. She is the author of three books, all-available on
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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Amy
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 14:39:03

    Wow, how beautiful!

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    • Valentina
      Sep 24, 2014 @ 16:13:19

      Thank you Amy. 🙂
      Sorry I have not visited you lately. I just realized that I don’t get notifications from bloggers I follow anymore, I should make an inquiry with WordPress.

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