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) once we designed our kitchen and eating room.
Generally 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 taking a look at it on paper)
That’s how this rattan serving cart ended up on this particular spot in our dwelling! It was meant to be. Immediately I’ll share extra about this serendipitous addition to our kitchen and eating space, why it really works nicely 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 had 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 (the entire three primary rooms are smallish and open/related to one another, plus two of the partitions are crammed 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 selections and association actually helped us to maximise ground area, 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 authentic 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 count on an area evolve as we reside in it, however meaning you don’t at all times get to know prematurely precisely how that may occur. It’s important 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 submit 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 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 someday, observing the area we had out there that I may think about how a small cart could be good. It will not solely work space-wise with the desk and chairs in place, however appears like a “meant-to-be” design determination!
To make certain we wish it there, we introduced in an identical cart (the one we obtained this summer season for the porch). It wasn’t the correct dimension (only a wee bit too large, however each inch counts), but it surely confirmed that we’d love an identical piece in that spot. Now if we may discover simply the correct 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 the entire packing 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 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 slicing 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 smooth creamy cupboards. It feels excellent, so heat, homey and alluring, 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 could end up even BETTER once you don’t plan each element to start with! It’s enjoyable once you discover that surprising piece, or there is a component of shock with the way it got here collectively, or once 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 purpose to really feel prefer it’s really at all times been with us and can be for years to return, it could naturally evolve as a result of we’d take pleasure in it and reside in it.
Whereas it’s a brand new kitchen and a brand new serving cart, day-after-day it’s feeling an increasing number of 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. Apart from trying actually cute, it’s so useful to carry issues we may have daily, like a stack of cloth napkins, our favourite little trays and numerous trivets, some coasters, a small wooden slicing board, a vase for flowers and wooden flatware that not solely appears to be like so fairly on show but it surely useful 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.
Joyful begin to the autumn nesting season, pals! We’re having fun with getting extra settled and cozy in our dwelling 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 colour: Basic Gentle Buff Sherwin Williams
Flooring: actual European White Oak hardwood, engineered. I sadly don’t have a hyperlink to them — they had been bought via an area 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 not too long ago 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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