How to: Style a Bar Cart in 5 different ways!

The name “Bar Cart” suggests that there is a singular use for the unit. But we would beg to differ! Judith challenged herself to style the EQ3 Bar Cart in different ways in various rooms in her cottage. What makes the EQ3 Bar Cart a versatile piece is that the two hind wheels allow the cart to be easily maneuvered, while the top tray is removable and can be used as a serving tray. It’s also available in three different finishes: Black Oak, Natural Oak, and Walnut.

The EQ3 Bar Cart

EQ3 Bar Cart - Walnut ($599)

Designed by Thom Fougere, the Bar Cart was created to function as both a serving cart and a mobile side table. The two hind wheels allow the cart to be easily maneuvered, while the top tray is removable and can be used as a serving tray.

EQ3 Bar Cart - Oak ($499)

EQ3 Bar Cart Measurements 

– Cart: 22.25″ w x 21.5″ d x 27″ h
– Tray(s): 19.1″ w x 19.1″ d x 2.25″ h
– Clearance between shelves: 12.63″

EQ3 Bar Cart - Black Oak ($499)

5 Ways to Style the EQ3 Bar Cart (by Judith Mackin

#1 | Use it as a Bar Cart

We’ll start with the obvious use; the Bar Cart! Judith styled the top of the Bar Cart with a variety of favourite spirits on top of the Chilewich Bloom placemat from Tuck ($13), along with the Umbra Spike Corkscrew ($25), and the Umbra Roll Bottle Opener ($30). The bottom of the Bar Cart was styled with more spirits, the Umbra Tesora Jewellery Box ($35) filled with sweet treats, and added in a natural feel with pinecones on the Umbra Poise Two-Tiered Tray ($30). 

Featured: artwork (Robert Moore), EQ3 Bar Cart in Walnut ($599) from Tuck

Featured: Spruce + Amber Candle (Urban Shoe Myth), Gin (Gagetown Distilling & Cidery)

Featured: Umbra Roll Bottle Opener ($30), N-Product Uptown Saint John Map Coasters ($65/ 4 pack) 

#2 | Use it as an Entrance table

Put some bowls on the Bar Cart and a basket beside it, and it’s a perfect catchall for when you enter the door! Judith placed some beautiful Marble & Acacia bowls from Bloomingville ($20/ $49) and a cute Catchall Heart-Shaped Dish ($10) for keys, change, sunglasses, and other knick knacks that you might grab on your way out, available through Tuck! The bottom shelf can be used to store slippers, scarves, or hats!

Featured: EQ3 Bar Cart in Walnut ($599), Rekindle Tailor 3-Hook Walnut ($110), Rekindle Tailor 2-Hook Oak ($58), Loloi Lucca LF-01 MH Terracotta / Ivory 2’6″ x 7’6″ runner ($290), EQ3 Medium Trundle Basket ($24.99) – All from Tuck! Slippers are from Urban Shoe Myth. Macrame window treatment form Naomi Studio (Naomi Peters)

Featured: Loloi Lucca LF-01 MH Terracotta / Ivory 2’6″ x 7’6″ runner ($290), Heart Catch All Bowl ($10), Marble & Acacia Bowl ($20), Marble & Acacia Bowl Large ($49), Chilewich Bloom Placemat Brass ($13)- All from Tuck

Featured: Loloi Lucca LF-01 MH Terracotta / Ivory 2’6″ x 7’6″ runner ($290), EQ3 Trundle Basket Medium ($24.99)- From Tuck

Featured: Marble & Acacia Bowl ($20), Marble & Acacia Bowl Large ($49), Chilewich Bloom Placemat Brass ($13)- from Tuck 

Featured: Rekindle Tailor 3-Hook Walnut ($110), Rekindle Tailor 2-Hook Oak ($58) from Tuck. Macrame window treatment form Naomi Studio (Naomi Peters)

Featured: EQ3 Peg Wall Hooks Ash Small ($39.99)

#3 | Use it as Bathroom storage

In the Bathroom, the Bar Cart can be styled in such a way that can make you feel like you are in a spa! Judith used the top shelf for decor: Pitch candleholders from EQ3, $12.99, Stoneware candle holders ($12 each), a Pineapple Votive ($10) filled with Q-Tips, a Hammered Brass Bowl ($15), and an Umbra Junip Tissue Box Cover, all in coordinating moody dark tones. She’s topped it off with a bottle of wine and Crisp Tumblers ($3.49 each) from EQ3!

The bottom shelf is a sly spot to store toilet paper and books. Judith chose some favourite design books, also available at Tuck!

Featured: EQ3 Bar Cart Walnut ($599) from Tuck

Featured: Chilewich Kaleidoscope Placemat Black ($13) from Tuck

Featured: Pineapple Votive ($10), EQ3 Pinch Candle Holder ($12.99) from Tuck. Soap from Catapult Creative Design

Featured: Hammered Brass Bowl ($15), Stoneware Candle Holders ($12 each) from Tuck. Soap from Catapult Creative Design

Featured: Stoneware Candle Holders ($12 each) from Tuck

Featured: Hammered Brass Bowl ($15) from Tuck. Soap from Catapult Creative Design

Featured: Brooklyn Interiors by Kathleen Hacket ($45), Design by Nature by Erica Tanov ($35)- from Tuck.

#4 | Use it as a workspace/ coffee table 

When you have limited space, you have to get creative! The Bar Cart can also be used as a workspace where you can stow your computer, books, drinks, or whatever else you need! You can easily move the Bar Cart from the side of your sofa, so you get work done. Multi-functionality at its finest! Judith styled the bottom shelf with some adorable new Fox Trot ($39) and Big Bear Planters ($79) – from Tuck.

Featured: Antique Sofa reupholstered in Kravet Montpellier Velvet Indigo fabric (contact us for samples), EQ3 Bar Cart in Walnut ($599), Fox Trot Planter ($39), Big Bear Planters ($79) – from Tuck.

Judith’s Boston Terriers (Scout & Macy) enjoying a well deserved mid-day snooze! 

Featured: Fox Trot Planter ($39), Big Bear Planters ($79) – from Tuck.

#5 | Use it as a bedside table 

The rounded edges of the Bar Cart make for a nice alternative to typical bedside tables. There’s enough for a lamp, some books, and a beautiful vase with dried flowers. Judith chose the EQ3 Minor Table Lamp ($99.99), a stunning new Metal Vase ($49) filled with dried flowers from the garden, along with a pair of Stoneware Tumblers ($15 each). Judith completed the piece with books on the bottom and a small vase to tie it all in.

Featured: EQ3 Marcel Bed Queen Walnut w/ deluxe Slats ($1399), EQ3 Bar Cart Walnut ($599), EQ3 Minor Table Lamp ($99.99), Metal Vase ($49), Stoneware Tumblers ($15 each) – from Tuck.

Featured: Chilewich Kaleidoscope Placemat Black ($13), Stoneware Tumblers ($15 each) – from Tuck.

Featured: Metal Vase ($15) – from Tuck.

And that’s 5! We hope we’ve inspired you and demonstrated that there’s more than one way to use a bar cart! Allow yourself to get creative and imagine adapting your furniture for different needs. As you can tell by Judith’s videos, it’s fun! 

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