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7 ideas for stocking & styling a bar cart


Prop a mirror on your bar cart to make your bottle selection feel even more generous. The lucite rack on the lower shelf is a handy way to store mixers. The home of LA blogger Devon Rachel. Image - Jessie Webster via theglitterguide.com


A bowl of fresh fruit is a bar cart essential - echo the sweet colours in bowls and vessels. This gold bar cart by UK retailer Oliver Bonas pops against a pink panelled wall. Image - Oliver Bonas


Forget mixing cocktails on the go; instead prepare ahead with a drink dispenser. Image via Gingersnaps blog


In the home of Anna Caldwell, featured in Adore Magazine, a gallery wall behind a small bar cart extends its influence, with a statement lamp linking the two. Image via Adore Magazine


Find a space that would otherwise go unused, and hang a mirror or artwork above your cart so it doesn't look an afterthought. This rattan version is traditionally propped with a a Staffordshire dog. Image - Michael Rubenstein via Domino Magazinel


Limit your colour palette for a cohesive feel. In Ellen Pompeo's trailer (yes, really!), foliage features on both levels, along with a selection of copper vessels and matching pink-hued glassware. Even the drink selection is limited to fit the colour scheme: mineral water or rosé champagne! Image - Justin Coit via Domaine Home


Include a lidded ice bucket to avoid constant trips back to the kitchen. Look out for quirky pieces like the brass pineapple to personalise your cart. Image - Claire Esparros via theeverygirl.com

Be inspired to create your own cocktail station, and keep the good times rolling at your next party with easy-to-access ingredients and an Insta-ready vignette.

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