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Get the Look: 25 Bar Cabinets, Classic and Contemporary

A million years ago, we offloaded our television in the living room, leaving an extra roomy could-be bar cabinet free and clear. It soon became a convenient space, given its boxy shape, to store art we weren’t displaying, extra picture frames, and overflow throw pillows. A television has since taken up residence again with a new DVD player, specifically for me to watch movies (since I don’t know how to work the main TV with its fifty-buttoned five remotes), or currently, Friday Night Lights (OMG, Tim Riggins).

I had the best intentions; I imagined transforming the newly vacant slot, complete with pull-out shelf, into a stylish home bar cabinet for my husband. I thought about it a lot, knowing it would make a much appreciated birthday gift. But no follow through from me. Instead, liquor bottles remain relegated to the upper cabinet of the pantry, with some of the more attractive specimens on display atop the would-be bar cabinet in a teal lacquer bar tray, provided by the lovely ladies at an agency for Absolut. (You can see my bar tray styling post here.)

So, woe is my husband’s home bar situation. Jon Draper he shall never be. But if you have room in your living room, you could set up a stylish home bar in one of these 25 bar cabinets chosen from a dozen of my favorite sources for modern and classic furnishings, including some partner sites. Imagine tucking one of these bar cabinets into an unused corner, complete with a shiny cocktail shaker, sleek drinkware, and stripey paper straws.

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S H O P P I N G 

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1 Italian Bar Cabinet, $7,450 at 1st Dibs.

2 Miranda Cabinet by Bellini Modern Living, $1,616 at AllModern

3 Mid-Century Modern Wood & Brass Bar Cabinet, $750 at Chairish.

4 Anna Green Lacquer Bar Cabinet, $3,598 at ShopTen25

5 Elixir Mini Bar, $299 at CB2.

6 Solomon Acacia Bar Cabinet by Arteriors, $3,792 at AllModern.  

7 Victuals Cherry Bar Cabinet, $2,499 at Crate & Barrel. 

8 Ayers Bar Cabinet, $1,546.77 at AllModern

9 Soft Modern Bar Cabinet, $135 at AllModern.

10 Orient Express Bar, $1,449.95 at Wayfair.

11 Claude Walnut Bar, $2,095 at Jonathan Adler

12 Peralta Wine Bar Cabinet, $454.51 at Wayfair.

13 One Fifth Trunk Bar by Ralph Lauren, $14,385 at Bloomingdale’s. 

14 Green Lacquered Mid-Century Modern Bar, $1,455 at Chairish

15 Ino Bar Cabinet by Giorgetti at Switch Modern.

16 Delphine Mirrored Bar, $2,995 at Jonathan Adler

17 Crawford Hollywood Regency Bar Cabinet, $4,950 at ShopTen25.  

18 Lawson Bar, $2,470.50 at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

19 Cosmopolitan Mirrored Strips Bar Cabinet, $577.48 at AllModern.

20 Rutherford Demilune Bar Cabinet by Safavieh,$257.86 at AllModern.

21 Zoe Hospitality Cabinet, $724 at AllModern.

22 Swig Mini Bar, $429 at CB2.

23 Clive Bar Cabinet, $2,499 at Crate & Barrel.

24 Baron Deco Bar Cabinet, $799 at West Elm.

25 Edvard and Tove Kindt-Larsen Walnut Bar Cabinet, $20,000 at 1st Dibs

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Get the Look: 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, $935 at Lumens.  

7 Luxembourg Yellow Bar Cart by Fermob, $785 at Lumens.  

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.  

 

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