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) 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 it on paper)
That’s how this rattan serving cart ended up on this particular spot in our dwelling! It was meant to be. Right now I’ll share extra about this serendipitous addition to our kitchen and eating space, why it really works properly 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 (aside from the desk and chairs). We didn’t have many partitions to work with (all the three most 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 choices and association actually helped us to maximise ground area, in addition to enhance storage and performance in an “open” structure, 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 right piece for our room and appears so charming with the island, too! I really like when a room comes collectively organically. I at all times anticipate an area evolve as we dwell in it, however meaning you don’t at all times get to know prematurely precisely how that can occur. You need to TRUST it can come collectively in time! And sometimes if I’m affected person, slowly however certainly room will disclose to me what it needs :).
Just a few months in the past I did an inspiration weblog put up on rattan bar carts, by no means imagining on the time that we might ever have room for one ourselves!
I knew I cherished 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’d 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 out there that I might think about how a small cart could be good. It could not solely work space-wise with the desk and chairs in place, however looks like a “meant-to-be” design resolution!
To make sure we want it there, we introduced in an identical cart (the one we received this summer season for the porch). It wasn’t the suitable dimension (only a wee bit too huge, however each inch counts), nevertheless it confirmed that we might love an identical piece in that spot. Now if we might discover simply the suitable dimension, colour 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 all the 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 huge, not too small. I really like the way it brings a delicate shift and connection within the operate from the “kitchen facet” to the “eating space.” It additionally brings collectively and provides to all of our heat toned textures, from the reducing boards and the wooden flooring to the steel 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 instances, that’s one of the best ways to design a room. It may possibly end up even BETTER whenever you don’t plan each element to start with! It’s enjoyable whenever you discover that sudden 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 develop into your personal over time.
That is what I hoped for in our kitchen. I wished the general design to really feel welcoming, basic and timeless, as if it at all times been right here in our household. But with a view to really feel prefer it’s really at all times been with us and will probably be for years to come back, it will naturally evolve as a result of we might take pleasure in it and dwell in it.
Whereas it’s a brand new kitchen and a brand new serving cart, each day it’s feeling increasingly more like a household dwelling we’ve at all times cherished and at all times 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 numerous methods and naturally, share it with you every season. Moreover wanting actually cute, it’s so helpful to carry issues we may have each day, like a stack of cloth napkins, our favourite little trays and numerous trivets, some coasters, a small wooden reducing board, a vase for flowers and wooden flatware that not solely appears to be like so fairly on show nevertheless 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 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.
Pleased begin to the autumn nesting season, associates! We’re having fun with getting extra settled and comfy in our dwelling 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 outdated kitchen canister, out of inventory however discover similar in this Kitchen Jars & Canisters folder
Cupboard colour: 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 a neighborhood 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 Comfortable which has been lately rearranged after getting new flooring, I’ll share that quickly!)
Inspiration: Rattan and Bamboo Accent Furnishings
My outside serving cart (+ easy gathering inspiration)
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