A number of 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 making an attempt 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 house! It was meant to be. At the moment I’ll share extra about this serendipitous addition to our kitchen and eating space, why it really works effectively for us, how we’ll use it and what this added piece brings to design-wise our house!
Whereas I really like free standing furnishings for storage and including character to a room, as we had been designing our kitchen and eating room we realized it actually wouldn’t make sense to include furnishings (apart from the desk and chairs). We didn’t have many partitions to work with (all the three most important rooms are smallish and open/related to one another, plus two of the partitions are full of French doorways), so we selected to make use of the out there wall house within the eating room and kitchen for built-ins.
This selections and association actually helped us to maximise flooring house, in addition to enhance storage and performance in an “open” format, 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 unique design plan. But it serendipitously turned out to be the proper 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 stay in it, however which means you don’t at all times get to know upfront precisely how that can occur. You must TRUST it is going to come collectively in time! And sometimes if I’m affected person, slowly however certainly room will disclose to me what it needs :).
A number of months in the past I did an inspiration weblog publish on rattan bar carts, by no means imagining on the time that we’d 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 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 house 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 seems like a “meant-to-be” design choice!
To make certain we want it there, we introduced in an identical cart (the one we acquired this summer time for the porch). It wasn’t the appropriate measurement (only a wee bit too large, however each inch counts), nevertheless it confirmed that we’d love an identical piece in that spot. Now if we might discover simply the appropriate 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 all the bins, 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 an excellent addition to our kitchen/eating space in so some ways. Not too large, 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 chopping 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 excellent, so heat, homey and welcoming, like I deliberate for it to be there all alongside.
I feel many occasions, that’s one of the simplest ways to design a room. It may end up even BETTER if you don’t plan each element to start with! It’s enjoyable if you discover that sudden piece, or there is a component of shock with the way it got here collectively, or if you merely have the enjoyment of watching it evolve and turn out to be your personal 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 at all times been right here in our household. But to be able to really feel prefer it’s actually at all times been with us and might be for years to come back, it will naturally evolve as a result of we’d take pleasure in it and stay in it.
Whereas it’s a brand new kitchen and a brand new serving cart, day-after-day it’s feeling increasingly like a household house 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. Apart from wanting actually cute, it’s so helpful to carry issues we might have day after day, like a stack of cloth napkins, our favourite little trays and numerous trivets, some coasters, a small wooden chopping board, a vase for flowers and wooden flatware that not solely appears 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 vegetation, 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.
Comfortable begin to the autumn nesting season, associates! We’re having fun with getting extra settled and comfy in our house day-after-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: Basic Mild Buff Sherwin Williams
Flooring: actual European White Oak hardwood, engineered. I sadly don’t have a hyperlink to them — they had been bought by way of a neighborhood retailer and haven’t 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 Comfortable which has been just 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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