If you've followed me for long at all, you know stylish butler pantries are the new thing and this project does not disappoint. In case you missed last week's blogpost, you can check out the AMAZING kitchen that accompanies this fun pantry right here. Here's a sneak peek of what the pantry looks like walking in from the main kitchen...
So let's start at the beginning. The project was kicked off by meeting with the homeowners to discuss the more functional aspects of their new pantry. They requested that it include one full wall of shelving for food storage and countertops for small appliances. They also wanted to incorporate an under-counter beverage center along with a mini nugget ice maker. Side note - the main kitchen is never a good place for an ice maker because they tend to be noisy... Below are the final drawings and wall elevations approved for the pantry design.
From here we moved on to the exciting phase of choosing colors, materials and finishes. The design inspiration for the pantry all started with a wallpaper... one of my FAVORITE places! Don't you just love this print with coastal modern vibes in inky blue tones? The paint color on the cabinets pairs perfectly which is BM 1637 Blue Spruce.
One unusual touch was to keep the interior of the open cabinets white on the inside versus painting them blue to keep the space feeling light and open. The cabinet maker was thoroughly confused but I think they came around, lol! We chose a modern globe light fixture with touches of gold to add a little sass and gold hardware was selected for the cabinetry.
I can't forget to mention the herringbone brick floors! The same brick that was used on the foundation of the exterior of the home was cut into thin pavers to install as flooring in both the pantry and powder bath for the house. We used a wide grout to give an aged feel and they turned out beautifully.
Check out the black chalkboard wall that sits right outside the pantry entrance! This is a great spot for family notes, grocery lists and tic tac toe XO. We were down to the wire photographing this project and the chalkboard paint is still super wet in this photo! Never a dull moment!
Lastly, peek at the beautiful built-in bookcases that flank the fireplace on the far end of the room. The back wall is painted in the same BM 1637 Blue Spruce color used in the butler pantry and ties the color palette together nicely. We used natural alder wood for the bookcase shelving and it's these small touches that make this home so special.
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