Design Trends

The Bar Cart Craze

Entertaining is in my blood.  I love hosting dinner parties, football parties and especially out of town guests.  Lucky for me that The Boy is an insane cook and also makes a mean cocktail.  It makes entertaining so much easier now having such a great partner!

We will be moving into our dream home in just a few short weeks, and I have been scouring the internet for what I think is essential for any hostess...a bar cart.  

Photo courtesy of  The Lifestyled Blog 

Photo courtesy of The Lifestyled Blog 

The bar cart dates back to the 1940's when prohibition was over and entertaining at home was a large part of every weekend.  Hostesses would stock said carts with an array of spirits, carting it throughout the house making cocktails easily accessible while still carrying on that conversation with guests.  

Fast forward a decade or two and the bar cart slowly disappeared due to the popularity of the built-in home wet bar in the 1970's which continued well through the present day, especially pre-recession where bigger was better when it came to square footage.  However, as we pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off after what I would say was a long strange trip of change and evolution in the building and design industry, the iconic bar cart has made it's way back into our homes once again. 

I could speculate why we are seeing more and more of the cart all day, but I will say that I am seeing homes being built a little smaller with multi-purpose rooms throughout a home.  Maybe this is why things such as the bar cart are becoming popular again, but whatever the cause...I'm happy to have it back and hopefully soon tucked away in our new dining room.  

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Lauren M. Creative Blog - Bar Cart Craze
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The Not-So-Manic Monday

Happy Monday LMC readers!  Fall is in the air, the birds are chirping outside and I have a desk chair to sit on....and toilet paper holders in my bathroom finally!  It's the little things right?  

So before you think I am absolutely crazy, let me explain what I have been up to the last few weeks in hopes that you can forgive me for my recent disappearing act in the blogosphere.  

The boy and I closed on our dream house that we have been building for almost two years, we went to Germany for two weeks, I had three weddings in two weeks, a few wrap up design projects to do, and then directly went to High Point Market last week to shop for upcoming design clients.  This was all condensed in about a months time!  We moved into our home after we got back from Germany and then the whirlwind began!  

I will say, it was a lot to handle, but all weddings, design projects and house moving went off without a hitch and I CAN'T WAIT to share it all with you!!!  I don't even know where to begin! Along with this fabulous news comes a national publication of an LMC Wedding in Charleston Style and Design magazine!  Be looking out for that blog post this week!  With all this craziness however, comes a lot of gratefulness as there is no way possible I could have done any of this without my supportive husband, family and friends.  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. The boy even worked a wedding for me as I needed a last minute extra hand to make sure it ran smoothly (he looks great in all black by the way).  

In the coming weeks, I will be blogging about my finds at High Point Market, October weddings, sneak peaks of my house and new office and lots of Holiday ideas that I have been saving up for the season so be sure to subscribe to my blog posts!  In the meantime, below are some photos of what I have been up to lately!  

Until then... 


XO,

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