If you have a kitchen, you have a pantry of some sort—whether it’s a single cabinet or a designated closet-like space off your kitchen, it’s the place you store your cereals, spices, dishes, and more. The question is: how to keep it all in order?
Though you’re not likely to take an anonymous peek inside the pantries of other people’s homes, who wouldn’t want to? Here, a glimpse inside 11 pantries of which we’re fond (admittedly: some highly styled, but some less so).
Above: Architect Sheila Narusawa installed a wall of tall storage closets in her Orleans, Massachusetts, home. Here, the pantry stores cookbooks, dry goods, and baking tools. See more in Kitchen of the Week: A Streamlined Cape Cod Classic. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista. Above: In the previous iteration of photographer Aya Bracket’s Oakland kitchen, deep, narrow shelves made it impossible for her to grab the right item. Her new pantry has broad, shallow shelves on rollers. See more in Kitchen of the Week: Aya Brackett’s Hippie House Update in Oakland. Photograph by and courtesy of Aya Brackett. Above: In a Portola Valley, California, kitchen by architect Malcolm Davis, the cooking range is flanked by laminated glass doors to a walk-through pantry. See the whole house in California Idyll: A Pitched-Roof Midcentury Revival with Dramatic Valley Views. Photograph by Joe Fletcher, courtesy of Malcolm Davis Architect. Above: Wiebke Liu, founder of kitchen organization firm Blisshaus, adds plastic-free order to her own Oakland, California, home. See more strategies in Blisshaus: Bringing Back the Old World Pantry, One Kitchen at a Time. Photograph by Maria Del Rio, courtesy of Blisshaus. Above: Says Mill Valley, California architect Barbara Chambers of her own pantry, “I realized this could be a fun design if I focused on what it looked like instead of what I was going to stuff in there.” See more of Barbara’s (very tidy) home in House Call: An Exercise in Order with Architect Barbara Chambers. Photograph by Andres Gonzalez for Remodelista. Above: A tiled pantry cum wine cellar in an industrial London loft by interior designer Mark Lewis. See more in A “Modern Victorian” Loft in London by Mark Lewis. Photograph by Rory Gardiner, courtesy of Mark Lewis.