Once upon a time, a butler’s pantry was a necessity for tucking away family silver and fancy china. Traditionally tucked into a hallway between the kitchen and dining room, the butler’s pantry served as a place to prep for setting the table and serving a meal. If it seems antiquated or unnecessary, all you need is to throw one smashing dinner party and you’ll be ringing for the butler. Pronto.

After a walk-through with a friend and staring at the drawings for the Eastwood project, I found a nook in the hallway that could become a butler’s pantry. I’m working on the design among so many other things—an update on Eastwood is coming this week.

Here are my three must-haves for the butler’s pantry.

1. Tall Glass Doors

Jessica Helgerson KitchenBy Jessica Helgerson


2. Dark Hardware

Butler's Pantry from Jessie Webster's homeAs seen at Design Sponge


3. Ample Light

butler's pantry from covenant kitchensVia Covenant Kitchens


I’m also inspired by this clean and modern design by Dillon Kyle Architecture.Butler's Pantry / Modern Butler

This cabinet with leaded windows and a zinc counter top from Peterssen Keller is a beauty.

butler's pantry with leaded windows


Have a lovely day,