Our Elevated Views Project is a spacious, lux home designed to bring everyone together. Each space was thought through with entertaining in mind. Today we want to share the beautiful and functional butlers pantry. If you missed last weeks peek into the kitchen, catch up here, and then read on to see how we planned this adjacent space as a truly convenient spot to prep for a crowd.
The concept behind the Blantry, or better known as Butler’s Pantry, is a fully functional kitchen where the owner can prepare food for the family, extending family and friends when hosting more people. This space will get dirty and be most used. The most incredible aspect is that all of this can take place and out of sight of the main living room and kitchen that will occupy the seating and active entertaining areas. The ample counter space allows for serving just about anything. We made sure to carefully select pretty stoneware bowls and plates as well as decorative cut glasses. The double stack of shelves is a pretty display of this dinnerware and makes it easy to grab as well. The baking station found on the east wall to the far right can be tucked away with the pocket doors when not in use. We thought this baking station called for pull out drawers for flours and sugars along with floating shelves to optimize the vertical space above the mixer. The quartz countertops were an easy decision for durability and ease of cleaning.
When planning out the blantry, we stood in the space to physically walk through the space and ask how the client would like to best use each work zone. When we were discussing the right lower cabinetry facing north (towards the backyard) we talked about cup storage. It was then, the client shared their love for Stanley cups! We knew right then, this was the perfect space for straws and lids in the available upper drawer and their collection of Stanley’s would go in a custom deep bottom drawer that had an installed drawer organizer to hold up each Stanley for easy on-the-go grabbing.
Thinking through what you use and how you use the items in the kitchen can make your pantry super functional. But we also like to think about how the design of the space works with the overall kitchen to create a seamless flow. In this project, the butler’s pantry is open to the kitchen. The areas blend in to each other with continuous oak floors and cabinets. But to set the space a part, we switched up the tile. The tile in the butler’s pantry is Arto Artillo Arabesque 11b Concrete Handmade Tile. So pretty.
We also gave the space it”s own statement brass lighting. The small flush mounts pair a simple shape with really cool perforated metal. The look feels modern but very warm against the cool toned tile background.
We love the way this space turned out. If you love it to and want to recreate a similar look, check out the slider below.
We can’t wait to reveal more looks from this spacious home! Check back soon to see more.