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The art of the cart

Drinks Trolley Mania

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The drinks trolley - or 'bar cart' if you're American - is 2018's must have home accessory. Here's five that'll kill it on Instagram...

01

Atkin and Thyme Stirling Bar Trolley

Back in the 1950s and 60s, cocktail hour stood for something. It also started at 3pm, before you'd left your desk. This art deco drinks trolley is the perfect way to inject a bit of Don Draper into your life. It has plenty of room for mixers, glasses and ice buckets. Simply stock it with whiskey and glide effortlessly from one gaping mouth to another.

£299  atkinandthyme.co.uk

02

West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart

The sort of drinks trolley you’d find in a really hip Airbnb in Copenhagen, this mid-century masterpiece boasts cleans lines, a walnut veneer and antique brass-finished rails. Nail the look with West Elm’s gold-finished bar tools. And an emerald smoking jacket.

£279  westelm.co.uk

03

Oliver Bonas Luxe Round Bamboo Drinks Trolley

If you have even the slightest interest in interior design, you ought to be familiar with Oliver Bonas. This ‘rough luxe’ drinks trolley, which channels Chateau Marmont circa 1977, features retro gold bamboo detailing and burnished mirrored shelves. Accessorise with a bottle of Martini Bianco and a John le Carré novel.

£395  oliverbonas.com

04

Valet Bar Cart by David Rockwell

This handcrafted drinks trolley is pitched at professional mixologists, Michelin-starred restaurants and men who can afford to go shopping in Milan. An industrial mix of steel, saddle leather, walnut and brass, it features looped bottle storage and a champagne rack. The bottle opener - see it dangling from the rail? - is accessible at all times. Which is very important.

£1,705  lesvrais.com

05

The Gin Trolley

Are your eyes out on stalks? Hardly surprising, since you're looking at the mother of all drinks trolleys. More of a mobile bar, this functions as a drinks station and features a fridge, bar tools, a walnut chopping board for garnishes and a ‘showcase’ display for stylish bottles. Slightly over the top if you're just having a couple of mates over to watch Under Siege.

£6,870  quenchhomebars.com

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