Holiday Inspiration | Christmas Cocktails & Glamorous Bar Carts
Tuesday 20th December, 2016
by Louise Keane
It’s that time of year when parties and seasonal soirées are in full swing and you need to be stylishly ready at all times for guests, whether invited or unexpected.
A vintage bar cart is the ultimate find especially if you unearth a beauty in faux bamboo or brass. But fear not if your trips to the antique fair or local vintage market prove fruitless—there are some great new models available. Try Serena & Lily for pretty rattan versions or Jonathan Adler for the ultimate in brass and lucite glamour.
And even if you don’t have a bar cart, you can always have a decorative tray of drinks artfully arranged and ready to be called upon at a moment’s notice. Pick a mirrored or metal tray for extra sparkle and then add the prettiest bottles, glasses and accessories. Mix colours, shapes and sizes and decant drinks from less attractive bottles into vintage cut glass bottles. Then decorate with bowls of brightly coloured fruit, flowers and even pieces of your favourite art or a mirror to ensure that your party is the chicest of the bunch this holiday season . . . —Louise
Top image via @praisewedding on Instagram
Louise Keane Interiors Editor, Edinburgh
Louise Keane grew up beside the sea in Dublin, inspiring a life-long love of the coast. She studied French and History of Art & Architecture in Trinity College in Dublin before moving to London to work first in publishing and then in Marketing & PR. After a move to Edinburgh, she decided to heed a creative urge which had been tugging at her sleeve for a number of years, and she retrained as an interior designer. While studying interior design, Louise discovered a love of pen and ink with watercolour illustration, which she now does alongside her interior design work. Louise runs her interior design company, Amalfi White Living, which offers her clients a fresh, elegant style, mixing vintage and modern pieces for a luxurious yet relaxed look. She dreams of renovating a white house by the sea.