Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Toast to Good Design!

A new furniture piece that I have had my eye on and can't stop thinking about is the butler's cart or butler's tray.  I have seen them used not only to display liquor collections, but used in living rooms as side tables and in bedrooms as nightstands.  They bring to the room an aura of sophistication and show people that it's always time to party.  It's five o'clock somewhere right?

The one above is by far my favorite, but finding this puppy online to purchase has not been an easy task.  I think I'm going to have to resort to the scavenger hunt of flea markets and antique shops. 

I really love the brass ones.  If it went with my decor, I would definitely be purchasing one of these.  The ultra-chic lines and the contrast of the colored bottles with the brass finish are just fabulous.  

The most affordable one I have found, is from 
The simplicity of this tray allows you to make it what you want.  

Fully stocked bar.  Happy hour, well... Happiness :)

I thought that this was so creative.  I could see this in a shabby chic home for sure.  The garden rake used to hold the wine glasses is ingenious, and the wicker basket completes the country look.

This bright yellow cart would be perfect for out door parties.  The color may be a little severe for indoors, but would catch peoples attention and be appropriate for an outdoor pool or garden party.  The yellow looks great paired up with those colorful liquor bottles.  

I love the idea of the cart not only acting as the beverage display, but as a side table in the living room.  That way it not only houses the liquor, but it can hold a lamp and be useful for more laid back spaces.

This one is just too pretty not to show.  I love the gold, I love the candles, I love the tiny lamp and the tray on the bottom... I love it all!

I personally like how this one is set back and the bottles are still on display, but not in your face.  

The colors that a variety of bottles brings to a space give it character and class.  

All in all it is elegant, refined, stately, handsome, tasteful, ultrahip, and trendy.  Display those bottles of yours that can add the right amount of fun and party to your space.  There are so many different ways.  What will you do with them?

Cheers to the weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Ohh I LOVE tray tables!! So many gorgeous ones in this post. I agree that they bring a special kind of sophistication to a room. The tray/side table use in one of the pics is genius, and looks so great.

    xo Linda