I love the bright, airy look of spaces with soft neutral furnishings. The simple backdrop allows you to have more fun with colorful accessories, and you can easily change things up with the seasons or when your tastes change.
White Table Lamp // Flamingo Print // Ikat Pillow // Ink Drop Pillow // Majesty Palm Tree // Tassel Basket // Corner Sectional // Moroccan Rug // Hand Carved Coffee Table // Mid-Century Modern Accent Chair // Blush Pillow // Geometric Pillow // Braided Stool
For this living room e-design, I started with a cozy ZGallerie corner sectional. Its clean lines and natural color make it a nice complement to a variety of styles, including this fun midcentury modern accent chair that I’ve had my eye on for a while! I also mixed in some natural fibers like the braided stool and woven tassel basket (perfect for displaying a palm or fiddle leaf fig) to warm up the space. The hand-carved coffee table works beautifully because it doesn’t have to compete with any other intricate furniture pieces, and the detail has a Moroccan vibe I was able to play up with some of the other accessories. A grey and indigo Moroccan rug anchors the space without commanding too much attention, and helps to pull the colored accents together. I stuck with a mostly indigo blue palette, but added in a pop of peachy pink with the throw pillows and playful Rifle Paper flamingo print.
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If you follow me on Pinterest, you probably already know that I’ve been pining over brass bar carts for quite some time. I even turned a cheap Walmart baker’s rack into a “bar cart” to temporarily fill the void when we were living in Savannah (you can see it here in our Savannah home tour). We don’t have the extra space for a bar in our current place, but I can’t wait to find the perfect cart for the perfect corner in our next home (big announcement on that coming soon!).
Although I love them all, my favorite bar carts tend to be vintage brass styles. I also prefer carts with 2 tiers (as opposed to 1 or 3) – they offer extra space for storing and styling more cocktail goodies and still enough height for taller bottles! While I wait no-so-patiently for the right spot to display my ideal vintage brass bar cart, I thought I’d share some of my top bar cart essentials with you.
p.s. Can we talk about this dreamy Vintage Regency Brass and Glass Cart from Chairish? It would make the perfect backdrop for my cocktail accessory wish list.
12 Go-To Accessories for Styling a Bar Cart:
- Bar Cart
- Vintage Regency Brass & Glass Server, Chairish
- Wine Rack
- Raw Wood Wine Rack, Dot & Bow ($40)
- A Vase for Fresh Flowers
- Blue & White Vase, Ballard Designs ($79)
- Bottle Opener
- Whale Bottle Opener, Wayfair ($8.99)
- Small Bowl or Dish for Lemons and Limes
- Cocktail Shaker
- Mid-Century Cocktail Shaker, West Elm ($29)
- Cup for Stirrers & Small Bar Tools
- Mint Julep Cap Vase, Shop Waiting on Martha ($35)
- Tray for Corralling Liquor Bottles & Decanters
- Ice Bucket
- Rattan Ice Bucket and Tongs, Lenox ($50)
- Owl’s Brew, Williams Sonoma ($15)
- Fresh Flowers
- Peach Ranunculus, Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods
5 Quick Tips for Bar Cart Styling:
- Use bottles and decanters in varying heights
- Corral smaller items and create visual organization with trays and bowls
- Add warmth with wood and natural textures like rattan
- Use books for layers and adding color
- Keep a vase handy for displaying fresh flowers
Are you having trouble sourcing the right items to decorate your home? I would love to help! I offer several affordable eDesign packages to help with everything from styling your coffee table to designing an entire room. View all package options here and please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!
Happy Holidays friends! I hope you’re all finding some time to relax and enjoy your families during this crazy season. Between closing on our house last month (yay!!), packing/moving, and settling in (side note: our quirky little house was built in 1939, so we’ve been finding lots of projects to keep us busy), Christmas completely snuck up on me this year! In an effort amp up my holiday spirit, I spent the weekend Christmas shopping, wrapping gifts, and baking a ton of my go-to holiday cookies (see my Snickerdoodle recipe from last year here) half of which I messed up because I was distracted and skipped an ingredient somewhere – typical, ha. This yummy apple and maple cocktail was the perfect accompaniment to my weekend-before-Christmas chaos, and I know you’ll love it too!
Holiday Cocktail Recipe with Whiskey Girl Apple & Maple
- 1 double-shot of Whiskey Girl Apple & Maple
- 1/4 lemon for juice
- 1 apple sliced crosswise (Gala and Fuji apples are my favorite!)
- Cinnamon, ground or stick
- Fresh rosemary
- Prosecco or other sparkling wine
- Combine whiskey, lemon juice, and sprig of fresh rosemary in a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice, shake, and strain into a chilled coupe or rocks glass (I used these pressed glass goblets from Simply Southern Wedding Boutique, but you can use whatever glassware you have handy!).
- Top with a splash of prosecco or sparkling wine of your choice and gently stir to mix.
- Garnish with an apple slice, sprinkle of cinnamon (ground or zested from a cinnamon stick), and a sprig of fresh rosemary