I wrote a little while back about the (expected) return of the conversation sofa after all the swooning over the one featured in "A Single Man". Well, is it any surprise that the Times had an article the other day about the newfound popularity of bar carts. After all, they do make quite the swingin' pair. Martinis anyone? Bar carts ideal for gatherings because they force mingling--instead of a traffic glut in the kitchen. Which is usually what happens at most parties. Just put the food and booze on opposite ends of the space and trust me, people will mill about.
The image at right shows a great variety carts on the market. They may be inspired by the Mid Century lifestyle, but you're certainly not limited to that style. Wouldn't it be a lovely idea to gather for a pre-dinner cocktail before heading out to a restaurant? Simultaneously budget conscious and very cool. Nope, in my world you're never too old to "pre-game".
Christine Schwalm is an Interior Designer and Visual Merchandiser based in Los Angeles. This space will keep you updated on what's going on with CSD along with some ideas to inspire you. Go here for more information about pricing and services and here to make an appointment.