My New Rattan Serving Cart (how I will use it in my kitchen + why I am so enthusiastic about it!)

My New Rattan Serving Cart (how I'll use it in my kitchen + why I'm so excited about it!)
Rattan Serving Cart (on sale!) // Brass Ceiling Light // (see extra sources at finish of submit)

A couple 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 know the way 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 house! It was meant to be. As we speak 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!

My New Rattan Serving Cart (how I'll use it in my kitchen + why I'm so excited about it!)
Rattan Serving Cart (on sale!)

Whereas I 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 predominant rooms are smallish and open/linked to one another, plus two of the partitions are crammed with French doorways), so we selected to make use of the accessible wall area within the eating room and kitchen for built-ins.

This choices and association actually helped us to maximise flooring 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!

My New Rattan Serving Cart (how I'll use it in my kitchen + why I'm so excited about it!)
Sources: Blue and White Ginger Jar // Rattan Serving Cart (on sale!)

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 like when a room comes collectively organically. I all the time count on an area evolve as we dwell in it, however meaning you don’t all the time get to know prematurely precisely how that can occur. You need to TRUST it should come collectively in time! And infrequently if I’m affected person, slowly however absolutely room will disclose to me what it needs :).

A couple of months in the past I did an inspiration weblog submit 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 house for YEARS!), so there was no query I might love one in my house. But it wasn’t till I used to be lastly standing in my new eating room in the future, observing the area we had accessible that I might think about how a small cart can be good. It might not solely work space-wise with the desk and chairs in place, however seems like a “meant-to-be” design choice!

My New Rattan Serving Cart (how I'll use it in my kitchen + why I'm so excited about it!)
Rattan Serving Cart (on sale!)

To make certain we wish it there, we introduced in the same cart (the one we obtained this summer time for the porch). It wasn’t the proper measurement (only a wee bit too huge, however each inch counts), but it surely confirmed that we might love the same piece in that spot. Now if we might discover simply the proper 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 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 an excellent addition to our kitchen/eating space in so some ways. Not too huge, not too small. I like the way it brings a refined 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 gentle creamy cupboards. It feels good, so heat, homey and alluring, like I deliberate for it to be there all alongside.

I believe many instances, that’s one of the simplest ways to design a room. It might 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 turn out to be your individual over time.

My New Rattan Serving Cart (how I'll use it in my kitchen + why I'm so excited about it!)
Similar Wood Handle Flatware

That is what I hoped for in our kitchen. I wished the general design to really feel welcoming, traditional and timeless, as if it all the time been right here in our household. But with a purpose to really feel prefer it’s actually all the time been with us and might be for years to return, it could naturally evolve as a result of we might get pleasure from it and dwell in it.

Whereas it’s a brand new kitchen and a brand new serving cart, daily it’s feeling an increasing number of like a household house we’ve all the time cherished and all the time will.

So how will we use the rattan cart and what’s on it now?

My New Rattan Serving Cart (how I'll use it in my kitchen + why I'm so excited about it!)
Blue Rug // Rattan Serving Cart (on sale!)

I can’t wait to make use of this rattan cart in numerous methods and naturally, share it with you every season. Moreover trying actually cute, it’s so helpful to carry issues we may have day after day, 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 so fairly on show but it surely 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 will additionally transfer the cart round to different locations as wanted.

Glad begin to the autumn nesting season, mates! We’re having fun with getting extra settled and cozy in our house daily. It’s the best season for all issues cozy, so keep tuned as I’ll have a lot to share with you! Thanks for being right here!

My New Rattan Serving Cart (how I'll use it in my kitchen + why I'm so excited about it!)

Rattan serving cart (on sale!)

Striped blue and white cloth napkins

Round rattan trays

Blue and white ginger jar (see extra of my blue and white favorites on Amazon here)

Similar wood handle flatware

Woven charger placemats (see extra woven chargers and different entertaining provides in this folder of my Amazon shop)

Blue rug

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 coloration: Traditional Gentle 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 an area retailer and haven’t any model title I can discover on-line.

See our most up-to-date renovation replace right here.

My New Rattan Serving Cart (how I'll use it in my kitchen + why I'm so excited about it!)

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My New Rattan Serving Cart (how I'll use it in my kitchen + why I'm so excited about it!)

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