Posts tagged pantry
Posts tagged pantry
A walk-in pantry is something I would love when I get my “big house” (whenever that might be). Until then I will settle for: our lovely larder, a chiconomic version of the Harvey Jones £5000 jobby, for a tenth of the price (www.oldcreameryfurniture.com); and the original Edwardian built in dresser still intact in our kitchen.
Larders tend to hide away your guilty secrets (Oreo cookies here). Although some of my favourites are beautifully stocked despite being behind closed doors. Dressers by their very nature are more showy and allow us to put our beloved collections out there.
For some larder lust and dresser envy take a look at these:
This is a combo of both, so a “drarder”? Certainly not a “lesser”. Lesser is more though.
The best examples of larders, in my humble opinion, are the ones which have all of the store cupboard items decanted into lovely jars and bottles. Who has time for that?!
Pasta and Lentils and Flour get that treatment in our place but life is too short to decant a caper.
Another hybrid Pantry/Larder/Dresser. Lovely.
This one has been doing the rounds on Pinterest, repinned to death so we are clearly loving. There is a fabulous tutorial on how to achieve this look here http://www.thehouseofsmiths.com/2010/07/pantry-remix.html
I like the idea that with a pantry comes a lifestyle change, in that once you have one, you have to buy your groceries with one eye on how they will look in said pantry. I would quite like a Carluccios style pantry but then all I would eat would be gnochhi, dried mushrooms in a truffle sauce and the like, which although delicious is just not real life.
If a regular reader (ha you have to laugh - I mean Mum, husband and some best friends) you will know that I have a slight obsession with Annabel’s House. This is a lesson in how to dress your Dresser for success. Linens, nice cook books and then lots of vintage crockery. I heart this, and clearly so do the magazine editors. Annabel’s House features in the vintage kitchen feature on p76 of this month’s Country Homes and Interiors. See more of this stunning house here http://www.1st-option.net/index.php?locpk=5393&pages=stills_locations.html&cat=individual&cattitle=all&sub=
This www.marthastewart.com image is very pleasing too. From the bluey grey paint finish to the greige crockery.
If space is a premium you can still have the dresser look by having glass in your wall units. It means that you have to be a bit more disciplined with your cupboard management but is a trend I like to label Downton Abbey style.
I think this works especially well if you have a period property and do not want the fitted kitchen look. Ikea have some great cabinets which would help you achieve this look economically. Check out http://www.1st-option.net/index.php?locpk=5393&pages=stills_locations.html&cat=individual&cattitle=all&sub=
If I give my larder tidy up I may even share a shot. Until then here is our platter display in our original welsh dresser.