Bar Cart Roundup

It's Friday and I know I'm ready for a cocktail.  Are you?  I love incorporating bars and bar carts into rooms.  It's a fun way to add a little pizazz to a space. Here's a roundup of some of my favorites across many price points.

Let's start with a lucite bar cart from Anthropologie - because who doesn't love lucite?  Check out the amazing handle!

This mid-century inspired walnut & brass cart is handcrafted in LA by TRNK.  I would love to have this in my living room. Unfortunately it's out of my price range right now...maybe someday!

This cobalt cart from Lulu and Georgia provides a bold pop of color.  It would look great with some fun, colorful bottles and barware.

This metal, wood, and leather cart from the Threshold line at Target is very fun (and only $129.99) - what a bargain!

I have the Swig Mini Bar from CB2 in my dining room. A few of our friends loved it so much that they purchased one for their own home. You can store a lot inside and it looks great with a little tray on top to display your favorite cordials and glasses.

Another favorite from CB2 that works great in a small space is the Ernest Bar Cart. I love the chrome, mirrors, and the round shape.

Entertaining al fresco?  Then you need this indoor/outdoor Crescent cart from Room & Board. You can customize the color of the top - I think I'd go with a lime green!

And for any of you DIYers - how retro is this?

Cheers!

Cape Cod Cottage

It's the first day of summer so what better time than to share a lovely cottage we were so lucky to stay at on a recent trip to The Cape!  My dad and stepmom rented this awesome cottage in Chatham and we were able to join them for a few days of fun.  If you haven't been to the Cape, I highly recommend Chatham.  Not only is the town super quaint with great shopping, dining and beaches, it's also a great location, allowing you to travel all over Cape Cod (and the islands too) and have a central home base.  

This new cottage was such a charmer.  Set in a quiet community, it had an amazing lawn and patio for outdoor play and evening cocktails.  I just LOVED the eclectic mix of furnishings and all the details the owners thought of in and out.  Here are a few photos I snapped before it was overcome with kid paraphernalia. I didn't take any of the adorable bedrooms so click the link above if you want to see them as well. Enjoy!

The kitchen, dining and living was open concept. I love the mix of materials and pops of color throughout, especially the  orange Marais chairs  at the dining room table.  The  lobster prints  on the wall are from a local artist named John Doherty out of Harwich, MA.

The kitchen, dining and living was open concept. I love the mix of materials and pops of color throughout, especially the orange Marais chairs at the dining room table.  The lobster prints on the wall are from a local artist named John Doherty out of Harwich, MA.

Looking towards the kitchen and patio.

Looking towards the kitchen and patio.

A closer view of the kitchen (don't mind Charlie or the bottle of Peroni!)  

A closer view of the kitchen (don't mind Charlie or the bottle of Peroni!)  

   The mudroom on the way to the outdoor shower. So nice of the owners to leave beach bags and beach towels (not pictured) for guests to use.  

 

The mudroom on the way to the outdoor shower. So nice of the owners to leave beach bags and beach towels (not pictured) for guests to use.  

One last shot of the living room. I loved the piping on the sofa and the variety of colorful French pillows they used.

One last shot of the living room. I loved the piping on the sofa and the variety of colorful French pillows they used.

A beautiful lawn - perfect for fishing ;)

A beautiful lawn - perfect for fishing ;)