Sunday, July 25, 2021

Styling The Rattan Bar Cart

Meg Braff Designs - Coastal Living

 The rattan bar cart is one of my favorite items for the home and it is one of the most versatile pieces you can own. Use it as a bar for liquor of course, or as a water bar, a coffee bar, for towels and toiletries in the bathroom, as a console in an entryway, or as a bedside table; the list is endless. 

The cart above is used in a pool house as a water and towel cart. The wallpaper is Meg Braff's Beverly Hills, the bar cart is Serena & Lily's South Seas Bar Cart, the sconces are Aerin's Hampton. The Serena & Lily bar cart is a classic and a favorite with interior designers.

Serena & Lily South Seas Bar Cart
The sconces are very Palm Beach/Palm Springs -

Aerin Hampton Sconce

The bottled water is Pellegrino - always so chic. Want a wonderful alternative that's delicious and comes in a gorgeous cobalt blue bottle? I highly recommend Saratoga Springs Natural Spring Water. I got hooked on it on many trips to Saratoga Springs in New York for horse racing. Available in sparkling or still.

Sarasota Springs Natural Spring Water

I found the best cabana striped beach towels - they are navy and white stripes and reverse to green and white stripes and they are $12 at Target. I am getting some of these for sure!!!! They also come in other wonderful color combinations and are cotton and get great reviews. BTW, I have always folded my towels, but now I roll them. They take up less space and seem more spa like. Do you fold or roll?

Cabana Striped Beach Towels

Serena & Lily Cayman Seagrass Wrapped Glasses

The Decorated Home - Meg Braff

A favorite from it - 

Meg Braff

I love Meg's casual, colorful, and approachable decorating style with lots of beach venues and of course, lots of chinoiserie.

Island Wrapped Carafe Pink

Island Wrapped Ice Tea in Pink

Island Wrapped Tumblers in Pink
Island Wrapped Medium Pink Hurricane

Island Wrapped Large Pink Hurricane

Island Wrapped Small Pink Hurricane


Her cobalt blue cane wrapped hurricanes are on this sale and they are favorite pieces in my home.

Cane Wrapped Cobalt Blue Hurricane


  1. I just love the room that appeared in Coastal Living - the colors, the bar cart, the wallpaper, the towels, everything. I could be very happy in this room. The orange Chinoiserie wallpaper is gorgeous. Do you happen to know what it is?

    1. The wallpaper is de Gournay or Gracie - she did the trim in red.

  2. I appreciate all the sourcing info - great post.

  3. Lovely arrangement on your beautiful glass table.

    1. Thanks so much. It doubles as a dining table and library table.