Just a few 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) once we designed our kitchen and eating room.
Typically you don’t actually know the way a room will come collectively till:
1) you begin making an attempt varied preparations, or
2) you’re in it (not simply it on paper)
That’s how this rattan serving cart ended up on this particular spot in our house! It was meant to be. At present I’ll share extra about this serendipitous addition to our kitchen and eating space, why it really works nicely for us, how we’ll use it and what this added piece brings to design-wise our area!
Whereas I 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 (aside from the desk and chairs). We didn’t have many partitions to work with (the entire three important rooms are smallish and open/linked to one another, plus two of the partitions are stuffed with French doorways), so we selected to make use of the out there wall area within the eating room and kitchen for built-ins.
This selections 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 small print 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 like when a room comes collectively organically. I all the time count on an area evolve as we dwell in it, however meaning you don’t all the time get to know upfront precisely how that may occur. You need to TRUST it should come collectively in time! And sometimes if I’m affected person, slowly however certainly room will divulge to me what it desires :).
Just a few months in the past I did an inspiration weblog publish on rattan bar carts, by no means imagining on the time that we might 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 house for YEARS!), so there was no query I’d love one in my house. But it wasn’t till I used to be lastly standing in my new eating room at some point, observing the area we had out there that I may think about how a small cart can be good. It could not solely work space-wise with the desk and chairs in place, however looks 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 suitable measurement (only a wee bit too massive, however each inch counts), but it surely confirmed that we might love an identical piece in that spot. Now if we may discover simply the suitable 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 containers, 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 like the way it brings a delicate 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 slicing boards and the wooden flooring to the metallic fixtures over the island. I additionally love the way in which it contrasts with the pure stones and tender creamy cupboards. It feels good, so heat, homey and welcoming, like I deliberate for it to be there all alongside.
I believe many occasions, that’s one of the simplest ways to design a room. It could end up even BETTER once you don’t plan each element to start with! It’s enjoyable once you discover that surprising piece, or there is a component of shock with the way it got here collectively, or once you merely have the enjoyment of watching it evolve and develop into your individual over time.
That is what I hoped for in our kitchen. I needed the general design to really feel welcoming, basic 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 probably be for years to return, it will naturally evolve as a result of we might get pleasure from it and dwell in it.
Whereas it’s a brand new kitchen and a brand new serving cart, each day it’s feeling an increasing number of like a household house 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. Moreover wanting actually cute, it’s so useful to carry issues we may have everyday, like a stack of cloth napkins, our favourite little trays and varied trivets, some coasters, a small wooden slicing board, a vase for flowers and wooden flatware that not solely appears so fairly on show but it surely useful 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 crops, show seasonal decor or foliage, and even to arrange with dishes or desserts to serve at household gathering! We are able to additionally transfer the cart round to different locations as wanted.
Completely happy begin to the autumn nesting season, buddies! We’re having fun with getting extra settled and comfy in our house each day. It’s the perfect 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 Mild Buff Sherwin Williams
Flooring: actual European White Oak hardwood, engineered. I sadly don’t have a hyperlink to them — they have been bought by an area retailer and don’t have any model identify 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 lately 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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