DC Design House - Updates
So once we had seen the space, measured and taken pictures of the Butler's Pantry, we were ready to begin thinking about what we might want to do in there. Immediately my thought was to use greens and blues, which (I now realize) is completely consistent with what a lot of other designers are thinking about the house. The thing is, the stonework is so beautiful and almost sets the tone for what one wants to do with the space.
As crazy as it might sound, houses and spaces "speak" to designers, and we tend to have this immediate sense about what we want to do with a space. Whether it is a given natural talent or a developed one, most designers just get these feelings about spaces and go with them. That was certainly the case for me with this space. I knew what I wanted to do and it was just a matter of finding the things that were already in my head. And sometimes that is actually the bigger challenge...finding the things that are already in our heads!!
I wanted to find a wallpaper for the walls. Not something too busy or crazy, because the space didn't need to become all about the wallpaper, but the room needed some movement and some fun. Basically a Butler's Pantry should be fun. I want to show you some really wonderful Butler's Pantries just to give you a feel for what is already out there and what you can do with a Butler's Pantry. I went onto Houzz.com which is the perfect place for ideas. Here are some of the Butler's Pantries I found on there:
|DeGraw and Dehann - from Houzz.com|
|Gast Architects, from Houzz.com|
|Hendell Homes, from Houzz.com|
|Highland Homes, from Houzz.com|
|Jamie Gold, from Houzz.com|
|Kitchen Chalet, from Houzz.com|
|Kathryn Long, ASID, from Houzz.com|
That wainscoting feels like a country farmhouse pantry in this space and makes you want to go right in there and cook!
|Rob Kane - Kitchen Interiors - from Houzz.com|
It would be nice to have in any home.
|Shiela Off, from Houzz.com|
|Swanson, from Houzz.com|
|Worthington Custom Builder, from Houzz.com|
This is all for now. Which one was your favorite?