A couple of weeks in the past I had an epiphany that led me to (unexpectedly however excitedly) purchase a rattan serving cart! I’m SO thrilled with it! The reality is I didn’t plan so as to add ANY furnishings (besides our eating desk and chairs) after we designed our kitchen and eating room.
Typically you don’t actually understand how a room will come collectively till:
1) you begin attempting numerous preparations, or
2) you’re in it (not simply taking a look at it on paper)
That’s how this rattan serving cart ended up on this particular spot in our dwelling! It was meant to be. In the present day I’ll share extra about this serendipitous addition to our kitchen and eating space, why it really works effectively for us, how we’ll use it and what this added piece brings to design-wise our area!
Whereas I really like free standing furnishings for storage and including character to a room, as we have been designing our kitchen and eating room we realized it actually wouldn’t make sense to include furnishings (apart from the desk and chairs). We didn’t have many partitions to work with (the entire three most important rooms are smallish and open/linked to one another, plus two of the partitions are crammed with French doorways), so we selected to make use of the accessible wall area within the eating room and kitchen for built-ins.
This choices and association actually helped us to maximise ground area, in addition to enhance storage and performance in an “open” format, and I can’t wait to share extra of the main points and the entire renovation within the reveal!
As I discussed, the rattan cart wasn’t within the authentic design plan. But it serendipitously turned out to be the proper piece for our room and appears so charming with the island, too! I really like when a room comes collectively organically. I all the time anticipate an area evolve as we stay in it, however meaning you don’t all the time get to know prematurely precisely how that may occur. You must TRUST it can come collectively in time! And sometimes if I’m affected person, slowly however certainly room will divulge to me what it desires :).
A couple of months in the past I did an inspiration weblog submit on rattan bar carts, by no means imagining on the time that we’d ever have room for one ourselves!
I knew I beloved the look and had seen so some ways to make use of rattan carts (plus my mother had a rattan cart in her dwelling for YEARS!), so there was no query I might love one in my dwelling. But it wasn’t till I used to be lastly standing in my new eating room in the future, observing the area we had accessible that I might think about how a small cart can be excellent. It could not solely work space-wise with the desk and chairs in place, however seems like a “meant-to-be” design choice!
To make certain we wish it there, we introduced in an identical cart (the one we acquired this summer time for the porch). It wasn’t the best measurement (only a wee bit too massive, however each inch counts), however it confirmed that we’d love an identical piece in that spot. Now if we might discover simply the best measurement, coloration and form we’d be set!
I used to be so excited as a result of I instantly discovered a rattan serving cart that checked the entire bins, so I ordered it on the spot (and bonus I had a $50 credit score and it was on sale!). MEANT TO BE!
It’s actually is a superb addition to our kitchen/eating space in so some ways. Not too massive, not too small. I really like the way it brings a refined shift and connection within the perform from the “kitchen aspect” to the “eating space.” It additionally brings collectively and provides to all of our heat toned textures, from the chopping boards and the wooden flooring to the metallic fixtures over the island. I additionally love the best way it contrasts with the pure stones and smooth creamy cupboards. It feels good, so heat, homey and welcoming, like I deliberate for it to be there all alongside.
I feel many instances, that’s one of the simplest ways to design a room. It will probably end up even BETTER whenever you don’t plan each element to start with! It’s enjoyable whenever you discover that surprising piece, or there is a component of shock with the way it got here collectively, or whenever you merely have the enjoyment of watching it evolve and turn into your individual over time.
That is what I hoped for in our kitchen. I needed the general design to really feel welcoming, traditional and timeless, as if it all the time been right here in our household. But in an effort to really feel prefer it’s really all the time been with us and will likely be for years to come back, it could naturally evolve as a result of we’d get pleasure from it and stay in it.
Whereas it’s a brand new kitchen and a brand new serving cart, on daily basis it’s feeling an increasing number of like a household dwelling we’ve all the time beloved and all the time will.
So how will we use the rattan cart and what’s on it now?
I can’t wait to make use of this rattan cart in several methods and naturally, share it with you every season. Apart from trying actually cute, it’s so helpful to carry issues we may have day after day, like a stack of cloth napkins, our favourite little trays and numerous trivets, some coasters, a small wooden chopping board, a vase for flowers and wooden flatware that not solely appears so fairly on show however it helpful to seize from the desk. Plus it’s enjoyable to have the ability to lean artwork (which we did on the decrease shelf!) or set potted vegetation, show seasonal decor or foliage, and even to arrange with dishes or desserts to serve at household gathering! We will additionally transfer the cart round to different locations as wanted.
Pleased begin to the autumn nesting season, pals! We’re having fun with getting extra settled and cozy in our dwelling on daily basis. It’s the best season for all issues cozy, so keep tuned as I’ll have a lot to share with you! Thanks for being right here!
Rattan serving cart (on sale!)
Brass ceiling light (see our kitchen design temper board right here for extra sources)
Black and white sample crock is an previous kitchen canister, out of inventory however discover similar in this Kitchen Jars & Canisters folder
Cupboard coloration: Traditional Gentle Buff Sherwin Williams
Flooring: actual European White Oak hardwood, engineered. I sadly don’t have a hyperlink to them — they have been bought by way of an area retailer and don’t have any model title I can discover on-line.
See our most up-to-date renovation replace right here.
Rattan Bar Carts inspiration rooms
My flea market discover rattan shelf (nonetheless have this, now in our visitor room!)
My rattan daybed (that is now in our Cosy which has been not too long ago rearranged after getting new flooring, I’ll share that quickly!)
Inspiration: Rattan and Bamboo Accent Furnishings
My out of doors serving cart (+ easy gathering inspiration)
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