Revisiting the gold bar cart

Living room

I’ve always loved the glamorous gold bar carts I’ve seen in other bloggers’ homes (for example, Kimberly of Swoonworthy) and been pretty envious, but I just couldn’t work out how something like that would fit with the rest of my decorating choices. They tend to look best surrounded by other very glamorous items – velvet sofas, dark blue walls, zebra print – rather than white walls and plain wooden floors. It’s an idea I’d sort of consigned to the bin.

Until now! This is the first time I’ve seen one of these bar carts in the context of a fresh, breezy interior. And it doesn’t look remotely out of place. Maybe the key is to go for a tarnished metal rather than a really bright, shiny gold. Or perhaps it needs to be quite sparsely filled – only a few objects rather than a full rack of booze. Who knows. Either way, a gold bar cart is back on the list!

The rest of the home tour is below.

Gold bar cart

Studio apartment

Subway tiles

Subway tiles

Subway tiles

Kitchen window

Living room

Home office nook

Bedroom gallery wall

Bathroom storage

Balcony nook

Images courtesy of Stadshem.

Lucy Meek
Lucy Meek

Lucy started writing Decorenvy as a scrapbook to record ideas when she began decorating her own place in 2013. Her frustration at the lack of alternatives to high street brands and catalogue decorating has since seen it evolve into a sourcebook for unusual and interesting design, complete with tours of beautiful homes and the occasional ill-advised DIY project.

An interiors blog for those who are
bored of the high street.



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