One of my current projects that I’ve been working on for quite some time is getting close to completion. It’s a Guest Cottage that consists of a single room that shares the Living, Dining, and Kitchen space. The Bathroom and closet are the only rooms closed off from the rest of the space.
This has been one of my favorite projects to work on….it’s unique and a complete departure from the rest of my client’s main home. It’s not everyday that I get to work on a cute “Boutique Hotel Room” or “Studio Apartment” and that’s what this feels like!
My reason for writing this post is primarily because we are getting close to having the space professionally photographed and it has got to be perfectly polished, prepped and styled! We incorporated a cute little bar cart near the small Kitchen to double as extra storage and serving space. The question is…..how should we style it?
There are so many different options when it comes to styling a bar cart. We will not be using this cart to serve up cocktails. This particular cart will not be loaded up with the typical spirits, liquor and bar glasses…..we’ll need to take a more creative and functional approach to loading this baby up. Here’s a little peek at our cart.
(sorry, couldn’t help myself….playing around with Instagram)
Here are a few carts that I love and find great design inspiration in. Even though ours won’t include the liquor bottles, I can still grab some ideas from each of these photos and make them my own. I love the idea of fresh flowers and fruit, colorful sodas and candies, and what’s that you say….sports equipment – why not!!
This one gets me with the simplicity and elegance….I love the subtle color scheme used to pull everything together.
Here’s my list below of things to experiment with. Of course I haven’t come up with a “theme” or “concept” yet….will it be breakfast, a casual party, simple extra storage, dry food storage, book storage, a place for dishes and extra serving wear. We already have a coffee station so need for that. Our primary goal is to make sure the house guests and comfortable and have everything they could ever need….even things they may not know they need.
1. A lamp
2. Fresh flowers
3. Fresh fruit
4. Monochromatic color scheme
7. Tea set
8. Trays and baskets
9. Colorful organic soda and bottles of water (seltzer bottles)
10. Dry food goods (crackers, biscotti, pretzels)
I’ll be sharing photos of the finished and styled cart as well as the rest of the space soon so keep you eye out!
And if you need a little guidance or help creating a Guest Retreat of your own for your family and friends, give me a call at (678) 316-0113 today and let me give you a hand. Even if you don’t need a bar cart in your space, I have many other tips, tricks and ideas that your guests would love to experience. For a little sneak peek you can check out some of them here in my Atlanta Journal Constitution contribution! You can email here and we can set up a time to chat….look forward to hearing from you soon.