May I introduce Mari, who wrote this lovely guest post about one of my favorite things: “Butler’s Pantries” (I need a butler!!)
Hello, everyone! I’m Mari, a writer for Arcadian Home, a fabulous online place to find chandeliers, lighting fixtures in all styles and finishes, and stunning home decor. I am delighted to be visiting with you today to share a guest post about charming butler’s pantries.
Also known as a serving pantry, a butler’s pantry is a room, large or small, that’s most often used to store china, glassware, serving pieces and table linens. Often found in large older houses, these convenient spaces seem to be showing up in lots of new construction, especially sought after by homeowners who do a lot of entertaining. Here are eight beautiful butler’s pantries that just might have you dreaming of your very own. Please enjoy!
With a gorgeous apron sink, this spacious butler’s pantry is not only extremely functional but beautiful as well. An ornate little chandelier joins under-cabinet lights and up-lighting at the ceiling.
With back-lit shelves, this enormous butler’s pantry is at once rustic and contemporary. Where the home is located in Alabama, USA, this awesome space is called the dish room.
This narrow pass through butler’s pantry was featured in The Hampton Designer Showhouse 2010. With a traditional feel and pretty neutral palette, the space contrasts nicely with the more colorful dining room beyond. I love the juxtaposition of a crystal chandelier and the contemporary globe pendant light.
A tiny but convenient butler’s pantry has been carved out of what might have once been a closet. The black chandelier brings a bit of whimsy to this rather formal space.
This hallway butler’s pantry has custom storage from floor to ceilingóplenty of room for table linens, silver, china, glassware and serving pieces. The red, white and blue rug brings a bit more color to the space.
Marble countertops are a lovely contrast to the rich wood paneling and cabinetry. Antique copper pans and molds are a charming addition.
A bit more rustic, this country style butler’s pantry features open shelving, butcher’s block countertop and beadboard backsplash. Hammered copper stars here in the deep apron sink and pendant lights.
Another even more rustic space offers lighted cabinets with multi-paned sliding glass doors that go all the way to the ceiling, plus closed storage in lower cabinets and lots of counter space for serving. All in all, this is one charming butler’s pantry. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
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