An Eclectic Butler's Pantry for a Traditional English Tudor Home
This eclectic butler’s pantry was designed for the 2022 Pasadena Showcase House and incorporated the home’s traditional English Tudor architecture of the home but with a modern edge. It is not too serious and has a whimsical side to it that makes it feel fresh and new. This fresh approach in turn appeals to a broad audience of all ages.
Featured in this eclectic butler’s pantry are appliances from Monogram Appliances and Ferguson. The appliances, unique selection of product provided by all our sponsors, and our artistic vision created our much loved butler’s pantry. As a result, our space was a highlight for those visitors who visited the 2022 Pasadena Showcase House and saw the space in person. I hope that you can see our vision and artistic intent through the photos of the space in this post.
The wallcovering in the space really sets the tone. We really wanted to channel old English but with a modern twist in our eclectic butler’s pantry. Using textiles and wallcoverings from Zoffany enabled us to achieve this look while still honoring the traditional architecture.
I filmed a video with Zoffany and Luxe Magazine for DesignTV in which I explain the inspiration behind the wallcoverings I used. Please click on the image below to watch the short video. I think you’ll find the history behind the brand and the process of creating the designs as fascinating as I do. You’ll also see why the wallcoverings and textiles we chose fit in so perfectly in this space.
The Clean Up Area
The clean up area features Monogram’s smart fully integrated dishwasher and a fancy, distressed polished stainless steel sink and plumbing from Kallista. The Sapienstone porcelain countertops are maintenance-free and ensure that no one has to ever worry about red wine stains!
The entrance from the dining room into the butler’s pantry is quite a sight. Zoffany’s Tyndall mural of ombré cascading leaves and a metallic Lustre Tile on the ceiling make quite an impact. The weathered marble checkerboard tile from Exquisite Surfaces has a character that looks and feels like it is original to the home. Up above, two light fixtures from Hubbardton Forge extend almost the full length of the room and adds a whimsical edge to the space.
The Prep Area
The prep area features an Advantium 5 in 1 oven, an undercounter wine refrigerator, and a crystal ice maker, all from Monogram Appliances.
For the backsplash we used a metal clad limestone tile with a beautiful etched starburst pattern from Artistic Tile. The light reflecting off of the etched grooves creates a unique effect of light and dark tiles. The variety of accessories from Replacements really allowed us to mix in the old with the new, the high with the low. We had vintage Tiffany sterling hollowware pieces mixed with Waterford crystal and a variety of depression glass. The french lilacs which happened to be in bloom was the icing on top of the cake.
We were very pleased with the outcome of this eclectic butler’s pantry. Judging by the positive feedback we received over the last 4 weeks, the visitors loved it too! It was traditional but it wasn’t stuck in 1905. It was fresh and unexpected, which is what we always try to achieve – especially when designing a show house.
The Before Photos - Oaklawn Manor Butler's Pantry
How could I complete a Pasadena Showcase House post without showing you the before photos? You really have to see the before photos to really appreciate the effort we put into the design and execution of the current space.
I hope you enjoyed this quick tour of our eclectic butler’s pantry. If you’d like more details on the space, you can visit our 2022 Pasadena Showcase House Details Page.
If you would like any details on any of the products used, feel free to contact our showroom. The backspash tile can be purchased through Mission Tile West, the floor tile through Exquisite Surfaces, and the Kallista plumbing through Ferguson Showrooms. All other items are available through our Pasadena showroom, Cozy Stylish Chic.
Next up, we will be taking you through the kitchen, so stay tuned!