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For the most part, bar carts are relatively straight-forward in concept and design, save for the few variations in color and material. Anthropologie, on the other hand, seems to have a different idea of what one should expect from a cocktail station, as evidenced in its Spring 2019 collection.

Allow us to introduce the Elephant bar cart: a lacquered rattan stand in its namesake form that’s poised to be the ultimate focal point for your summer soirees. Built to weather the elements, it’s meant to sit poolside with pitchers of ice-cold lemonade or brighten up a living room nook, housing a chic collection of spirits.

While a piece as extravagant as this one hardly needs much else in the styling department, we sourced a few accessories that will really take it to the next level (yes, it’s possible). Here are our favorite ways to transform the entertaining staple.


Scalloped linen coasters

Embroidered Linen Coasters, Los Encajeros ($160)

Made to absorb dripping glasses on hot summer nights, these coasters add a pretty graphic detail to any tablescape.

A vintage-inspired pitcher

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Iridescent Glass Jug, Luisa Beccaria ($314)

Finally, a vessel truly worthy of your finest sangria.

A versatile storage container

Geode Container, N°30 ($100)

You’ll want to put this luxe catchall for cocktail umbrellas and napkins on full display.

Straws with staying power

Bellyflop Glass Straw Set, Misha Kahn ($100)

Finally, a straw that will last until your very last sip (and many more cocktails to come)—because no one likes to watch a paper alternative disintegrate into their drink.


Semiprecious, stone-topped stirrers

Annette Cocktail Picks with Holder, AERIN ($225)

Your martini isn’t complete sans a row of olives set on these lustrous, brass cocktail picks.

Color-blocked glassware

Ombré Milk Glasses, MoMA ($10)

An option worthy of every one of your freshly squeezed fruit (and boozy) concoctions.

A graphic wine opener

Parrot Wine Key, Alessi ($65)

This bar cart essential doubles as a decorative statement and keeps the menagerie theme going strong.

Tiki-themed paraphernalia

Pineapple Shot Glasses, W&P ($35)

Fact: Taking a shot feels a lot fancier when served in pineapple-shaped glasses.


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