This year’s House 2017 definitely lived up to my expectations as a source of inspiration. From the second I walked in and saw the sleek and swoonworthy Zelouf + Bell stand I knew it was going to be a good day. It was also there that I laid my eyes upon (in the flesh) the Zelouf + Bell Champagne Cart, complete with Veuve Cliquot and Gatsby-esque designs. This piece was made for me. As an Art Deco lover and Veuve appreciator, this piece is the furniture equivalent of my personality. I must have it…. I just need to win the lotto.
Pink Champagne Cart (Price POA), Zelouf + Bell. The Champagne Cart was created for Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud in the Merrion Hotel in Dublin. It features black Bolivar, with marquetry in citrine tay, blackened brass, all crafted in Zelouf + Bell’s workshop in County Laois. One word; wow!
For more of a industrial look, the Dutchbone Vino Cabinet (€618 / £539) from Houseology is more of a wine cabinet with useful built in storage (good for keeping the bottle opener close to hand). Its rustic fir wood and impressive stature make for a real focal point in your space.
I’ve had my eye on the Gold Luxe Round Bamboo Drinks Trolley (€465) from Oliver Bonas for some time now. Its beautiful marble shelves and metallic finishes will undoubtedly be the talking point of any dinner party.
Named after the narrator of the Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway (I’m guessing), you can’t get more Art Deco than the Carraway Drinks Cabinet (€687 / £599) from Marks & Spencer. It comes with beautiful doors etched in a classic Art Deco design that fold out with room to store bottles and glasses. Spray lacquered in a light grey colour, with dark stained timber legs, typical of the period, you’ll be hard pushed to find a cabinet with more razzmatazz than this.
The Gilt Mirrored Bar Cart (€373 / £325) from Mia Fleur is just begging to have a display of crystal glasses and bottles of Bombay Sapphire. The best part is that the two shelves are removable and can be used as serving trays if you so wish.
And for a cheap solution, try Ikea’s Sunnersta Cart (€25). It might look like something you would see being pushed around a hospital but with a bit of imagination you could have it looking seriously slick. Head to Pinterest and type Ikes Sunnersta hack for some inspiration.