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CF by Elaine de Lara

 a street-glam style guide for the modern woman.

Cheers! - home bar cart assembly

Cheers! - home bar cart assembly

In our home, we've always had a bar cart. A great little space saving corner to showcase our liquor and entertain! These past weeks I decided to redesign and style our cart before the new year! Because it is a permanent fixture in our home, I wanted it to be inviting, fun, and a lively piece for guests to enjoy! 

All the details are extremely important with your bar cart. Here's what I threw on:

  1.  Paper Straws -  I took a mason jar we had and filled it with black and white paper straws in various patterns. The pack of straws were merely from the $1 spot at Target! cheap and fun! 
  2. Fresh Citrus Garnish - convenient and a great aesthetic. No bar is complete without fresh lemon and lime. I simply took a black bowl from our kitchen and arranged the fruit. a vibrant and refreshing touch! 
  3. Decanter & Shaker - Must haves for any home bar. These accessories were gifted to LJ. The metallic finish to the silver shaker give the look a modern flair. I purchased the glass decanter from Pottery Barn a few years back for his birthday, and had it monogrammed with his initials. Always stocked with scotch! 
  4. Moscow Mule Mugs - We are big moscow mule drinkers, so these were a must. I wanted to display our mugs because the copper finish creates more depth in the color palette. Almost looks like a rose gold against pinks. 
  5.  Florals - Wanted a natural feminine touch to balance out the look. Love this bouquet of lilac, magenta, pale pink, and white roses. I cut them down short and stuck them in a smaller 8oz mason jar. Love the simplicity of a short arrangement. 
  6. Champagne - A bottle of champagne or any liquor you prefer. I chose this rose as it complimented to overall feel. 
  7. Art Print - LJ went ahead and created this print himself, DIY style. Inspired by Kate Spade I've always loved the "Pop Fizz Clink" typography on all their accessories a few years back, and absolutely had to have it in our home bar. He took a standard frame and painted it a beautiful gold with a metallic finish to keep with the theme. 
Lualhati, LJ. 2015.

Lualhati, LJ. 2015.

The cart itself was purchased at an affordable price at Ikea! I absolutely love the versatile and functional compartments, and the clean look of white which subtly blends in with the walls. the color allows the contents of the cart to be the focal point. I filled the rest of the cart with various tools: Wine Opener, Funnel, coasters, cocktail recipe book, high balls, shot glasses. The last tier of the cart we went ahead and filled with wine, larger bottles of liquor (overflow from our liquor shelf) a glass bottle (for our homemade moonshine...stay tuned!) and another decorative decanter. 

We were able to have some fun with our bar cart at home during the new year, and will continue to enjoy it the rest of the year! What will you put in your bar cart? Be sure to let me know! I'd love to see how you assemble yours!  

Colorful Capitola

Colorful Capitola

Fur + Sparkle

Fur + Sparkle