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Get the Look: 20 Modern Doormats

In true New England fashion, the Boston is not quite sure whether it’s winter yet or now. There were a few really cold days, including a recent Sunday when my 12-year-old went to a Patriots game in the rain and snow. I don’t mind the chilliness (I’m a tights and boots girl for sure) as long as there’s sun. That day did incite me to unearth the ice scraper and transfer it to the car. Not looking forward to using it.

Since we live in an apartment, most of the slush (and there’s plenty of it), gets left in the lobby. But still, we have a good doormat outside our door, and a more decorative one inside. Come snowy times, additional rugs get spread across the foyer, so as not to completely destroy my Jill Rosenwald gray area rug.

I know this is all kind of mundane, but I live in Boston, in the city. That means messy weather and no mud room. Even if you have a house with a white picket fence in a tropical clime, you still need a doormat, right? I’ve rounded up some door mats today, mainly coir and natural coconut fiber doormats; mostly modern doormats, many colorful doormats, plus neutrals, some in adorable silhouettes.

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S H O P P I N G 

1 Roam Sweet Roam Mountain Range Doormat, $34.99 at ModCloth.

2 Chilewich Stripe Shag Floor Mat in Mineral $50 at Burke Décor.

3 Multicolor Leaves Coconut Fiber Doormat, $19.99 at Amazon.

4 Cape Cod Polypropylene Doormat, $69.99 at Hayneedle.

5 Hedgehog Doormat, $39.95 at Crate & Barrel

6 Multicolor Flip-Flop Doormat, $16. 99 at World Market

7 It’s Cold Doormat, $24.45 at Wayfair.

8 Haute Habitat Coir Bear Doormat, $34.99 at ModCloth.

9 Computer Keyboard Coir Doormat, $26.97 at Amazon

10 Harvest Striped Doormat, $24.95 at Pier1 Imports

11 Green Chevron Coconut Fiber Doormat, $39.99 at Hayneedle.

12 Nautical Anchor Floor Mat, $28.95 at West Elm.

13 Chilewich Bold Stripe Shag Outdoor Floor Mat, $50 at Horne.

14 Camouflage Deer Doormat, $17.99 at Wayfair.

15 Oval Knot Woven Coco Doormat, $16.99 at Amazon

16 Dahlias Handwoven Coconut Fiber Doormat, $32.30 at Wayfair.

17 MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Door Mat, $160 at Horchow.

18 Natural Chevron Coir Doormat, $29 at Pottery Barn.

19 Nautical Rope Doormat, $49 at L.L. Bean.

20 Herb Garden Doormat, $68 at Terrain. 

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Get the Look: 20 Rustic Reclaimed Wood Beds

Yesterday’s Design Diary, “Hutker Architects Goes Graphic On Martha’s Vineyard,” featured an airy, pale blue master bedroom with a cathedral ceiling that the homeowners furnished with a simple reclaimed wood platform bed and plank-front reclaimed pine nightstands that they ordered from the Sundance Catalog.

The rustic style wood pieces work particularly well in this bedroom in that they help bridge the outdoor space of the deck with the interior. The bold graphic rug reiterates the clean, modern design, providing a satisfying juxtaposition of texture and style.

Today I’ve pulled together a collection of 20 beds with a rustic feel, most created from actual reclaimed wood (though a few are just executed in a reclaimed woods style.) The sources range from well-known favorites that include West Elm and Crate & Barrel, some popular e-retailers, such as Burke Decor, a great site that sells amazing consignment pieces, called Chairish, and a couple of well-priced English sites, like FurniturePlus, for those abroad.

 

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S H O P P I N G

1 Copenhagen Reclaimed Wood Bed on Iron Base, $1,799 at

2 Pendleton Reclaimed Barnwood Bed, $1,925

3 Austen Reclaimed Wood Bed$599 

4 Oh My Wood! Geo Headboard, $698

5 Sierra Repurposed Teak Platform Bed, $1,599

6 Richardson Reeves Reclaimed Wood Bed, $1,995 

7 Stria Reclaimed Wood Bed, $899

8 Emmerson Reclaimed Wood Day Bed, $1,299

Tioga Pass Platform Bed, $2,495 

10 Woodland Slumber Canopy Bed, $2,698

11 Magical Thinking Bohemian Platform Bed, $649

12 Oh My Wood! Pyramid Headboard, $698

13 Blu Dot Woodrow Panel Bed, $1,399

14 Emmerson Reclaimed Wood Bed, $1,199

15 Mason Wax Pine Headboard, $799

16 Reclaimed Wood Queen Headboard, $425

17 Devonshire Tarka Pine Bed£289  

18 Pacifica Reclaimed Barnwood Platform Bed, $2,295

19 Magnussen River Ridge Storage Panel Bed, $1,039.99

20 Plank Stocks Bed, £999 

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Montage: 25 Bedrooms with Patterned Bedding

Like most things in my house, I tend towards simple with clean lines. While it’s true that in my living room in Boston, I have a bold Angela Adams rug and smattering of patterned pillows by Jonathan Adler, Kelly Wearstler, Hable Construction, and Judy Ross Textiles, the sofa and upholstered cushions on the vintage Scandinavian chairs from eBay are slightly textured solids

In the bedroom, I always keep colors and textures more subdued. When we lived in a bungalow in Chevy Chase, we had the loveliest bedroom, with pale lilac walls, a creamy wrought iron bed, and a beautiful quilt that my mother-in-law made for us as a wedding gift. The windows looked out on a magnolia tree in the backyard.

Our Boston bedroom, by contrast, is a dungeon. To lighten things up, we have a tall tailored headboard from Pottery Barn, upholstered in white cotton duck. The sheets and duvet are pure white. Not exciting, but the best we can do as everything else seems to have taken priority for the last dozen years. Happily the all white bedroom on the Cape is bliss.

The condo in Delray Beach is currently being painted white. White, white, and more white. The cork floor should go in later this month(!!!). If you’ve been following, you’ll know it’s decorated with white and pale wood furniture from Ikea (sofa, chairs), CB2 (nightstands, dining table), West Elm (bed), etc. and punctuated with pops of color.

The boys’ beds, of which i did a staged makeover, are back to its original style. While the bold graphic bedding looked better, it wasn’t the aesthetic I was going for. So they once again have the Ikea duvet covers in teal and grass green with organic patterns. While the fabric is slightly rough, I love the quality of the duvet inserts, pillows, mattress pads, and other bedding basics.

BeddingStyle.com was in touch recently about doing some sort of makeover using my choice of bedding from its site. There are a few great modern bedding brands, including Marimekko, so I’ve been contemplating whether to try one out in the Florida master bedroom. I had planned on using a sea glass colored Matouk coverlet I bought at the Matouk Factory Store in Fall River, Mass.

In trying to determine whether to go with a subtly colored solid duvet or comforter, or one with a pattern, I thought it best to pull together some examples. (The sheets will remain white; always white.) Here are 25 bedrooms with patterned duvets, comforters, or quilts.

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Alexandra Angle Interior Design

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Home of designer Leah Bartholomew of  Beneath the Sun
Photo by Toby Scott  •  The Design Files

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Birch Tree Duvet Cover   •  Urban Outfitters

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Hilary Thomas Designs  •  House Beautiful 

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Comforter by Hay  •  Photo by Tim Bjørn •  Bo Bedre

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Home of More Than Living blogger, Cindy Keur-Rijckenberg

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Home of Finnish photographer, stylist, designer Riikka Kantinkoski

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&Tradition Trash Me lamp  •  Est Magazine

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Photo by Mona Gundersen

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Magical Thinking Altiplano shams at Urban Outfitters

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NYC home of Lauren Moffat  •  Photo by Alice Gao  •  Design Sponge

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Home of designer Sam Sacks  •  House & Home

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Josef Frank print  •  House to Home

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Kyle- & Erin’s U Street home  •  Apartment Therapy

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María Lladó

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Ripple bedding by Lulu DK for Matouk

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Styled by Kim Timmerman

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Pottery Barn Kids mini polka dot bedding and gold unicorn
Sixth Street Design

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Hay quilt   •  Kayser-O Photography  •  Femina

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Mexican Otomi print bedding  •  Domino

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Dip dye bedding  •  Artwork by Andrew O’Brien

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Bedding by Luhta Home AW2013  •  Krista Keltanen Photography

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Philadelphia home of painter Nicholas Santore &  designer Valerie Ferus
Design Sponge

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Lulu De Kwiatkowski’s home  •  Photo by Patrick Kline  •  Lonny 

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Lulu De Kwiatkowski’s home  •  Photo by Patrick Kline  •  Lonny 

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Albert Hadley “Fireworks” wallpaper  •  House Beautiful

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Get the Look: 28 Leather Sofas in Cognac, Tobacco & Caramel

Did yesterday’s post, Montage: Cognac Colored Leather Sofas convince you that leather sofas, especially those in natural shades, can look truly fantastic in a living room with a more modern aesthetic? I would never have paired leather and sheepskin, or leather and bright pops of color, but the look works, right? If you’re looking for living room furniture, would you consider a leather sofa? Or would you just use yesterday’s rooms as inspiration for styling a leather sofa you may already have? Just in case you are contemplating a purchase, here are 28 leather sofas in modern silhouettes and cognac, tobacco, and caramel hues. My favorites are 3, 13, and 23. I was not familiar with DeSede, but I’m loving what I see!

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S H O P P I N G 

1. Gaston Leather Sofa

2. Karre Leather Sofa

3. Leather and Rosewood Sofa by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne

4. T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Sofa

5. ‘60s Borge Mogensen Coupe Sofa 

6. Lesley Series Leather Sofa

7. Ubald Klug Two Piece Terrazza Sofa

8. ‘60s Danish Leather & Chrome Sofa

9. Battersea Sofette

10. Como Leather Sofa

11. Vintage ‘80s Italian Leather Settee

12. Milo Baughman Rosewood & Leather Sofa 

13. De Sede DS-80 Day Bed

14. Bungalow 5 Cassini Sofa

15. The Rock Sofa by Gerard van den Berg for Monti

16. Brooklyn Leather Sofa

17. DeSede Leather Love Seat

18. Darrin Leather Sofa

19. Brooks Leather Sofa

20. Percival Lafer Sofa

21. Grant XL Leather Sofa

22. Chester Leather Sofa

23. 70s DeSede Three-Seat Sofa

24. Extremely Long Karl Erik Ekselius Leather Sofa 

25. Nixon Leather Sofa

26. Modway Loft Leather Sofa

27. Topeka Leather Chesterfield Sofa

28. Wing Deluxe Convertible Sofa 

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Montage: 34 Rooms with Art on Bookshelf Fronts

By now you know we have a lot of artwork. We’ve been diligent about hanging, but there are plenty of pieces propped against the wall, and worse, hiding in cabinets and behind furniture, but in some cases we’ve gotten creative. While we haven’t hung art on the fronts of our built in bookshelves, I did recently grab a hammer and nail to hang a lovely nude drawing by Chaim Gross on the frame of the bay window in the living room. I love the way it adds a touch of color and movement to an otherwise bland surface. (The blinds have got to go.)

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My Back Bay living room

In related news, my second blog post for Wayfair went live today: “8 Ways to Display Art.” Today’s post is taken from tip #6: Be Brave with Bookshelves. Here are 34 rooms that do just that. Would you try it? Here’s a secret. . . we mounted our flat screen television to the bookshelves in the family room. Didn’t think the shelves would still be functional, but they’re actually fine for DVDs.

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Skona Hem

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Blair Voltz Clarke • Lonny

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Jan Showers

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Home of chef Alex HitzHouse Beautiful

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Home of designer Lindsey BondHouse Beautiful
Photograph by  Jonny Valiant

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Michael S. SmithElle Decor

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Home of Bruce Glickman and Wilson Henley
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Carrier & CompanyElle Decor
Photographed by William Waldron

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Celerie Kemble

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Photographed by Tria Giovan

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Restoring a House in the City by Ingrid Abramovitch

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Miles Redd

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Eric Cohler

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Pottery Barn

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Mr. Peacock • Design*Sponge

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Fernando Bengoechea of Markham Roberts

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Lonny

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Lonny

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Home of Libertine clothing designer Johnson Hartig
LA Times

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Katie Ridder

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Katie Lydon

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Elle Decor

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20×200 for West Elm

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Canadian House & Home

Douglas Friedman for Domino Magazine

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Domino

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Domino

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Lindsey Coral Harper, LCH Interiors

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Better Homes & Gardens

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Carol Curtis and Sarah Norwood • House Beautiful

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Photographed by Victoria Pearson for Martha Stewart

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Tamzin Greenhill

 

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Montage: 40 Painted Built-In Bookshelves

Montage: 32 Interiors with Nude Artwork

Montage: 44 Interiors with Oversize Artt

 

 

 

 

 

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Design Diary: West Bridge by Creme Design

This summer Boston-based online retailer Wayfair asked me to write a guest post on its blog.  The post, “Bring the Look Home: Industrial,” details ways achieving the sort Brooklyn hipster design vibe seen at West Bridge, a new(ish) restaurant/bar in Kendall Square, tech capital of Cambridge. Since I’m a research fiend, it’s no surprise that my piece for Wayfair ran long. Below I’ve provided more back story, quotes, and design details, along with additional photographs.

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Restaurateur Alexis Gelburd-Kimler and chef Matthew Gaudet (both formerly of Aquitaine), tapped Williamsburg-based Crème Design, led by principal Jun Aizaki, to  design the 3,600-square-foot space, located in the former Boston Woven Hose Factory (fire hose, not panty hose). Built in the early 1900s, it  has a rustic loft feel—light and airy, with 18-foot ceilings, wood floors, painted brick walls, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Its back-to-basics, crafter sensibility is prevalent in emerging neighborhoods across the country. Gelburd-Kimler says, “Matt and I are definitely inspired by a lot of things Brooklyn.”

Photo: Delicious Dishings

Gelburd-Kimler, who lives in a converted school in Somerville, aimed not just to mimic the spare, industrial chic aesthetic she cultivates at home, but take it to the next level.  She says, “I got to build beyond my home; I got to build everything I would want in my home.” She especially loves the restaurant’s wood floors and the white brick walls, saying, “I have a partial brick wall at home, but I wish it were white.” The restaurant’s amber-colored boards are reclaimed, and purposefully set at a 45-degree angle, a traditional design element often seen in old factory buildings.

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Gelburd-Kimler’s main directive for Aizaki was the adage “less is more.” She says, “That was the number one rule.” She adds, “You’re not going to see a bunch of framed photos on my fireplace mantel at home. Same here.” Indeed. Artwork was kept to a minimum, with just two large-scale pieces in the upstairs space. The original artwork by Boston-based Thomas Tietjen of ASIZ Industries provides the lone slash of color in the main dining room. As for the black-and-white photo of a woman sitting on rubber hoses, Gelburd-Kimler reveals, “We found it in a magazine from 1827. It’s of the original factory. It was one-third of a page; we had it blown up to six-feet-tall and transferred to canvas.”

Photo: West Bridge

For the long dining tables, the team turned to Boston craftsperson Jamie Cumming of Loki Custom Furnitureto create the tops out of recycled bowling alley floors. Cummings credits Aizaki with the idea, and admits that although he’s used reclaimed lumber in the past, re-working bowling alley wood was a challenge. The custom-designed braided rope chandelier is by Toronto-based studio Atelier 688.

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The bar is fashioned from reclaimed barn wood and topped with slate and the white x-back chairs are by Brooklyn-based Chair Factory. The guy in the picture is Bar Manager, Josh Taylor (formerly of Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks). Believe it or not, the stools paired with the cafe tables in the bar area are from Pottery Barn

Photo: Matt Demers | Inset: Pottery Barn

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For more about the design of West Bridge, additional photos, and tips on how to get the look at home, read my post on Wayfair’s blog.

 

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Get the Look: 19 Pieces of LOVE

If you’re looking for “love” . . .

S H O P P I N G

‘Love’ Banner, $17.50 from 5280bliss at Etsy.
‘Feel The Love’ Heart Gift Tag Stickers, $7/24 at Tiny Prints.
‘Love’ Luggage Tag, now $6.99 at Pottery Barn Teen.
‘Love’ Hook, $8 at Urban Outfitters.
‘Love’ Mug, 22,50 €/pair at The Collection.
Red Wool Felt ‘Love’ Heart, $5 at West Elm.
White Ceramic ‘Love’ Vase with Heart, $28 at Uncommon Goods.
Pink and Silver Metallic ‘Love’ Pillow, $14.99 at Target.
John Derian ‘Love’ Pocket Mirror, $16 at Jayson Home.
Jonathan Adler Mod ‘Love’ Needlepoint Pillow, $175 at Jonathan Adler.
Striped ‘I Love You’ Tea Towel by Unity Peg, $20 at Greener Grass Design.
Robert Indiana Miniature ‘Love’ Pink Paperweight, $75 at Museumize.
Jonathan Adler  Mod ‘Love’ Sunglass Case, $42 at Jonathan Adler.
“I Love You a Bushel and a Peck” Poster, $18 from Mandipidy at Etsy.
Alexander Girard ‘Love’ PlyPrint, $95 at Design Public.
The Collector’s Charm ‘I Love You’ Locket, $15 at Anthropologie.
Red Thread Wrapped ‘Love’ Sentiment Necklace, $38 at Anthropologie.
Needlepoint Word Pillow Collection, $35 each at Pottery Barn Teen.
Love Votive Candle Set, $39 at Pottery Barn.

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Montage: 50 Modern Bar Carts, Serving Carts, and Trolleys

As you know, bar carts  have become the must-have accent piece in the modern home. Even those who don’t drink want shiny a bar cart set up in an unused corner, styled to perfection with all the best bar accoutrements—decanters, shakers, stirrers, striped paper straws, martini glasses—finished with a killer piece of artwork hanging on the wall above it.

Bars don’t have to be on casters (though all the bar carts in this post are on wheels). You can create a bar in a cleared out section of a bookshelf, on a lacquered tray atop a console table, or repurpose the armoire you no longer need for your TV since you switched to a flatscreen. A tray table—the kind that’s an actual tray set into a butler’s stand—works particularly well as a home bar too.

This entry has been one of the site’s top five posts since I first published it over two years ago; it’s been long overdue for an overhaul. As of November 10, 2014 you’ll find 50 brand new bar carts arrayed here. With the holidays approaching, it seemed an ideal time for a bar carts refresh.

I’ve been thinking about setting up a bar for my husband for like half a dozen years now. At this point, with the boys approaching teendom, we’ll need a bar cabinet with a lock. (I’ll work on a bar cabinet post soon.) Perhaps I could pull one together as a holiday gift. Or his next birthday. We will be entertaining for our son’s bar mitzvah this winter. Can’t have a cocktail party without a  pretty home bar, after all.

This selection of 50 bar carts, serving carts, and trolleys, some with removable trays, are all ideal for setting up your home bar. Styles include contemporary, mid-century modern, art deco, and traditional classics in brass, walnut, acrylic, polished nickel, lucite, birch, oak, rattan and more.

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S H O P P I N G 

1 Libations Bar Cart, $599 at Crate & Barrel.

2 Gerard Bar Cart by Worlds Away, $1,247.50 at The Well Appointed House.  

3 Isadora Console Table on Casters by Bungalow 5, $1,113 at Zinc Door. 

4 Dar Rolling Round Black Bar Cart, $79.99 at Amazon.

5 Connaught Brass Oval Bar Cart by Arteriors Home, $1,476 at Wayfair.

6 Gastone Trolley in Blue by Antonio Citterio for Kartell, $1,100 at Lumens.  

7 Luxembourg Yellow Bar Cart by Fermob, $950 at Horne.  

8 Alvar Aalto Tea Trolley 901 by Artek, $2,230 at Horne

9 Turquoise Lacquer Bamboo Bar Cart, $1,712.50 at The Well Appointed House.  

10 Industrial Style Bar Cart by Woodland Imports, $309.04 at Wayfair. 

11 Lucite Bar Cart. $375 at Furbish.  

12 Foxed Mirror Chrome Bar Cart, $399 at West Elm. 

13 Cart With Antiqued Mirror Tray, $1,170 at The Well Appointed House.  

14 Bølling Red & Oak Tray Table on Casters, $695 at DWR.

15 Barboy by Verner Panton, $1,850 at DWR.

16 South Seas Rattan Bar Cart, $395 at Serena & Lily

17 Møller Serving Trolley, $1,725 at DWR

18 Trays Black Seving Cart by Piero Lissoni for Kartell, $650 at YLiving

19 Clara Bar Cart in Gunmetal, $299.95 at Pier 1

20 Swedish Light Wood Serving Cart, $159.95 at Williams-Sonoma Home

21 Lilly Lacquer Bar Cart, $425 at Society Social.

22  Ireland Silver Geometric Bar Cart by Worlds Away, $1,020 at ShopTen25

23 Mai Tai Trolley by Punt & Odosdesign, $875 at A+R.  

24 Melrose Bar Cart by Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams, $2,750 at Bloomingdale’s. 

25 Round White Serving Cart, $108.89 at Wayfair

26 Gold Finish Iron Bar Cart by Safavieh, $299.99 at Target. 

27  Cosmopolitan Polished Nickel Bar Cart, $1,160 at Williams-Sonoma Home.

28 Lilly Turquoise Lacquer Bar Cart, $425 at Society Social.

29 Vintage Mid-Century Bar Cart by Nasco, $300 at Chairish

30 Roland Gold Leaf Bar Cart by Worlds Away, $817 at ShopTen25.  

31 Cottage Rattan Bar Cart, $395 at Serena & Lily.  

32 Cheval Antiqued Brass Bar Cart, $1,950 at Jonathan Adler

33 Workshop Industrial Style  Bar Cart, $1,399 at West Elm.  

34 Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart, $1,250 at Chairish.

35 Bølling Walnut Tray Table, $895 at DWR

36 Gerard Gold Leaf X Bar Cart by Worlds Away, $947at ShopTen25.  

37 Polished Nickel Bar Cart, $1,476 at The Well Appointed House

38 Parisian Bar Cart, $995 at Serena & Lily

39 Bayou Classic Stainless Steel Utility Cart, $142.98 at Amazon. 

40 Red Vintage Danish Modern Bar Cart, $1,100 at Chairish.

41 Mathieu Mategot Perforated Steel Server, $2,950 at Thomas Brillet, 1st Dibs.

42 Faux Bamboo Bar Cart by Powell Furniture, $184.39 at Wayfair. 

43 Weldon Turquoise Serving Cart, $179.95 at Pier 1

44 Manhattan Red Lacquer Bar Cart, $595 at Serena & Lily

45 Fancy Gold Serving Cart by Woodlands Import, $227.94 at All Modern

46 Wheelie Bar Cart, $259 at CB2.

47 Lisbon Brass Bar Cart by Arteriors Home, $1,200 at Wayfair.

48 Prost Bar Cart, $699 at Crate & Barrel.

49 The Marshall Black Metal Bar Cart, $29.50 at Amazon.

50 Brooke Polished Nickel & Mirror Bar Cart, $499 at Pottery Barn.  

 

Shop  bar carts + accessories at Furbish >>

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Montage: 40 Rooms with Maps

I have a definite thing for maps, though I never really considered going all out with them to decorate. I had a stamp collection when I was little. I wasn’t geeky, I just loved matching up the stamps to the right countries in my stamp book. And I loved looking at the world map on the back cover to figure out where all these places were. Randomly, my first job out of college was as the maps editor at a travel magazine, assigning illustrators to execute various styles of maps to accompany the articles. Later my sister worked as a mapmaker. And, most recently, my children bring me home numerous watercolors of maps they painstakingly create at their Montessori school. They’re actually lovely – perhaps I’ll dig some out.

S0, I’ve been collecting images of rooms incorporating maps for a while. By now, lots of blogs have done a round-up of rooms, and even Pottery Barn has plastered them on the walls for their newest catalog. I recently visited a friend with an old map of the Cape executed in an interesting way – the previous homeowners had cut out the landform and mounted it. The guy who owned the original home on our Cape house site also left one of these maps. I had previously deemed it too dingy for display (TDD), but clearly I need to rethink. You can see a picture of my friend’s below. Enjoy the others too. Hopefully there are a few you haven’t seen yet!

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