Here’s to the home bar – celebrating cocktail hour in style

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  • With the growing trend for bar trolleys and drink cabinets showing no 
signs of slowing, the ‘cocktail corner’ has become as important a feature to our living spaces as a sofa, dining table or – dare we say it – the television.

    It’s also become a key offering for Swoon as they continue to unveil new bar trolleys, statement cabinets and sideboards – all designed with originality and elegance.

    Swoon’s home bar collection, which calls upon mixed marbles, brass and timber, is the perfect range to accompany Aperol hour.

    Swoon bar trolley

    Our first serving suggestion is the Karlssen sideboard. Just as some of the best cocktails consist of only a few ingredients, the Karlssen is a masterclass in elegant simplicity.

    Its unfussy shape allows the nuanced patterns and golden tones of the natural wood shine. And a brass-plated strip brings just a hint of glamour to the party.

    Buy now: Karlssen sideboard in Mango Wood and Brass, £649, Swoon
    Buy now: Penfold stool in Emerald, £199, Swoon

    A pop of polish

    Swoon editions bar trolleys

    This mover and shaker is the one to pick if you prefer your Bellinis with extra bling. Fill with tipples and glassware, then wheel it out from your designated cocktail corner to make a spectacular after-dinner entrance.

    Buy now: Salina Bar Trolley in Marble & Antique Brass, £349, Swoon

    The mixologist

    Swoon drinks trolleys

    Like the best bar tender, this limited-edition trolley combines ingredients with flair. The black-metal frame contains trays of mango wood and marble – with practical raised edges to contain spillages – and a rack for bottles of wine or spirits.

    Buy now: Hansel Bar Trolley in Black & Marble, £379, Swoon

    Pint-sized server


    It may be slight in stature – and therefore perfect for spacially challenged rooms – but this trolley packs a big style punch. The juxtaposition of traditional brass and fresh pale mango wood will appeal to fans of Scandi design.

    Buy now: Remi Trolley in Natural Mango Wood & Brass-Plated Steel, £199 Swoon

    Deco darling

    swoon editions bar trolleys

    Brass and green marble were two essential features of decadent Art Deco design. So why not party like it’s 1929 and serve up mint juleps or sidecars on this pretty trolley that can double as a side table.

    Buy now: Aravali Trolley in Brass, Green & White Marble, £269, Swoon

    Party piece

    Swoon editions drinks trolleys

    Though it can be moved around, we can see this glamorous cart becoming a prime feature in a room. Its distinctive hairpin legs rise up to form handles that double as cradles for your precious prosecco. And while it may channel the 1920s, it’s anything but stuck in the past.

    Buy now: Shay Trolley in Brass & White Marble, £349, Swoon

    Abstract thinking

    Swoon editions

    Here, a harmonious combination of metal and wood serve up a modern industrial look. The fine metallic strands that cut through the acacia-wood façade and slim brass legs are a luxurious touch, making this cabinet an instant focal point.

    Buy now: Herning Cabinet in Acacia & Brass, £479, Swoon

    The gold standard


    Who wouldn’t take a shine to this luxe cabinet? Its tactile push-to-open doors are made up of multi-faceted hammered metal panels, which catch the light in extraordinary ways throughout the day and night.

    Behind, four rosewood compartments give you all the space you need to store bottles of beer, wine or spirits, glassware and essentials like napkins and stirrers. Still, you may opt to keep your top-shelf liquor and finest flutes on show atop this glamorous unit.

    Buy now: Nazca Sideboard in Rosewood & Brass, £679, Swoon

    See the full range of bar trolleys at Swoon.

    Meanwhile, let’s raise a glass to celebrating gin o’clock in the comfort of our own homes… and in style.

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