There’s no doubt colorful pantries are having a moment. From jewel box spaces in saturated blues and deep emeralds, to classic and impressive storage rooms in more neutral palettes, let this roundup ignite the spark for creating a functional yet stylish alcove that’s all your own.
Glossy black lacquer on the pantry’s cabinetry contrasts dramatically with the silver-leaf barrel-vaulted ceiling. Suspended above is an E. F. Chapman pendant for Visual Comfort & Co. The Top Knobs pulls are from Carter Hardware.
Designer Tatum Kendrick says she’s a fan of a good pantry, and the one she designed for her clients is no exception. She carried checkerboard flooring and celadon-hued paint into the space. The brass Van Cronenburg cabinet hardware “checks my inner fancy-lady box,” she notes.
This pantry is “its own little jewel box,” says designer Annette LeCompte. “It could be whatever it wanted.” The bold details include a peacock-blue lacquer cabinetry finish by Fine Paints of Europe, a metallic ceiling paper by Cole & Son and a brass-trimmed countertop.
A CASE OF THE BLUES
This pantry was crafted by Artisan Cabinetry and features a KJ Patterson Collection tile that was sourced from Decorative Materials. The vibrant blue cabinet color is Regatta by Sherwin-Williams.
Tucked off the dining room, a petite pantry houses entertaining essentials in style. The cabinetry, painted Benjamin Moore’s River Rock, and walnut counter, both fabricated by Fairfield Woodworks, complement the traditional ethos of the antiqued mirror backsplash.
The homeowner craved artwork in the pantry but was limited on space, so she did the next-best thing: Put a graphic motif by London-based designer Beata Heuman on the ceiling. A shimmering mosaic backsplash sourced from the Tile Bar is a light interlude from the jewel-toned cabinetry.
Builder Marvin Morris designed and constructed the pantry’s handcrafted leaded-glass doors and cabinetry, which is painted Benjamin Moore Gettysburg Gray and wears Hamilton Sinkler knobs. A marble countertop from Omni Surfaces edges a Copperworks sink with a Barber Wilsons & Co. faucet from Fixtures & Fittings.
FLIGHT OF FANCY
Designer Shelley Johnstone used natural tones throughout most of the home to enhance the views of the lush property. For the pantry, however, inspired by an exotic bird that was photographed by the homeowner, she infused a pop of color using Benjamin Moore’s Bermuda Turquoise.
Accents in Iron fabricated the pantry’s glass shelves with plated chrome and supplied the antiqued mirror that backs them. Bellasera Design fabricated the honed Taj Mahal quartzite countertop; art lights from Circa Lighting illuminate the barware.
In the pantry, striking lacquered cabinets by Phoenix Woodworks wear a custom shade of teal and feature hardware by Nest Studio. The countertops are honed Calacatta marble, the backsplash tile is by Ann Sacks and the chandelier is a vintage Markel fixture.
Tabarka Studio tile on the pantry backsplash offers up a pleasing contrast to the Benjamin Moore Blue Dusk paint on the cabinetry, which was fabricated by Ben Gilman.
Builder Patrick Lytle designed all the custom cabinetry in the home. Here in the pantry, it’s combined with soapstone countertops by Levantina, pendant lighting by Jamie Young and a vintage rug from Kate Marker Interiors.
ALL IN THE DETAILS
Cole & Son’s Savuti Ardmore wallpaper combines with custom brass shelves by Volodko to bring a sense of grandeur to the pantry. The cabinetry and ceiling are painted with Benjamin Moore’s Jamestown Blue. Adding to the drama are scalloped soapstone countertops from Walker Zanger, Chautauqua cabinet pulls by Classic Brass and a Newport Brass bridge faucet.
ON A ROLL
Cabinets by O.B. Williams Company with P. E. Guerin hardware house the family’s dishes and glassware in the pantry, where behind the rolling library ladder is a Farrow & Ball wallcovering from Kravet. The hanging fixtures are by Visual Comfort & Co., and the antique runner is from the homeowners’ collection.
HALL OF PLENTY
The pantry hall, where designer Lynn Kloythanomsup placed the Sub-Zero refrigerator to save kitchen space, is lined with William Morris wallpaper and illuminated by Arteriors pendants. The painted floor is by decorative artist Caroline Lizarraga. In the kitchen beyond, the designer worked with general contractor Frank Kenny to make the new kitchen feel original with California Interior cabinetry, stone from Tez Marble and an island from 1stdibs.
Designer Malcolm Davis designed the kitchen with a pantry–which runs the width of the space and has two entrances–to provide essential storage. Oak engineered flooring, supplied and installed by The Wood Floor Company, offers a warm texture.
Thoughtful finishes, including an abstract-patterned wallpaper by Lindsay Cowles and faux-painted wood-grain countertops by artist Mary Meade Evans, transformed the home’s pantry into a jewel box of a space. Unlacquered-brass hardware adorns the cabinetry while a texture-rich assortment of pottery from Terrafirma Ceramics in New York fills the beadboard-backed shelves.