If space for a dedicated cocktail cabinet is out of the question, then a bijou bar trolley could be just the ticket
Wheel these stylish bar stations out when you have guests, for effortless and elegant entertaining over the festive season. Or install one permanently, Mad Men style, so you have Martinis at the ready all year round.
Keep your favourite tipples and treats to hand with this three tier industrial-style bar trolley. Made from iron it has a rail for hanging stemware beneath a glass tray at the top and space for storing bottles below, so that’s the storage, serving and style boxes ticked.
Bar cart, £250, French Connection Home
Made to make life easier, this neat piece has a walnut veneer and lacquered frame. Stylish and stationery, it’s modern profile will look perfectly at home in the living room or dining space as an extra surface to store and serve drinks from.
Sydney trolley, £899, Bo Concept
ART DECO APPEAL
This opulent edition has a touch of early 20th-century glamour about it. Its curvy lines, gold frame and smokey glass shelves will lend a luxe note to your liquor.
Riya drinks trolley, £299, John Lewis
INTO THE BLUE
The circular shape and gorgeous inky blue enamel (removable) trays, on this fabulous and flexible piece of furniture will fit into the tightest of corners, offering a cool and compact surface for shaking, stirring and serving.
Gold and blue Nara bart cart, £295, Ella James
Bring some Daisy Buchanan decadence to your soirees with this Gatsby bar trolley. The marble and glass trays keep it looking light and unobtrusive, while the geometric design oozes jazz age glamour.
Gatsby bar trolley, £299, Atkin & Thyme
Designed in 1963 by Danish architect, Hans Bølling, the Tray Table is a classic mid-century piece. Exemplifying the form and function the Danes are renowned for, the trays can be turned around for a colour variation, or removed altogether from the H frame, and the entire piece folded away when not needed. Not that anyone would want to put Tray Table in a corner!
Bølling Tray Table, £497, Brdr-Kruger at Skandium
IN THE FRAME
This sleek drinks trolley with its simple metal frame comes in a choice of two finishes: antique brass or gun metal. The two generously sized glass shelves offer ample space for displaying your favourite tipples, tumblers and bar accoutrements, so you have plenty of space to show off your mixology skills.
Drinks Trolley in gun metal finish, £325, Oggetto