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Pantry of the Week: Elevated Kitsch in Matilda Goad’s Granny-Chic Larder

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Pantry of the Week: Elevated Kitsch in Matilda Goad’s Granny-Chic Larder

May 13, 2021

For a while, it was the mudroom that grabbed home buyers’ attention as the most coveted tiny room of the house. The new status small space (according to our highly unscientific analysis)? The walk-in pantry.

Recently, we spotted on the historical real estate site Inigo the extremely charming pantry of Matilda Goad, the talented British designer who never met a scalloped design she didn’t like (her online store has napkins, lamp shades, and planters—all of her design and all featuring the charming silhouette). Not surprisingly, she has a penchant for floral prints and vintage pieces, too, but she elevates and modernizes the granny chic aesthetic with bold colors and graphic elements.

“I’m a great believer of the idea that if you happen to come across something that you love, you will always find a home for it,” she told Inigo. “I don’t over-consider anything, to me that’s what adds charm and character to a room. I think some people probably think my home and my style is bit of a mashup, but I’m just unafraid of mixing something from the ’50s with a really modern item that I could’ve bought last week from The Conran Shop. If you love something and it feels right, it will all work together in the end.”

Photography courtesy of Inigo.

matilda&#8\2\17;s small kitchen in her london home features granite counter 9
Above: Matilda’s small kitchen in her London home features granite counters (notice the scalloped backsplash behind the sink) and cabinets painted Sage Green from Little Greene. The walls are painted with a peachy lime wash from Bauwerk. A slim doorway on the left leads to the tiny pantry.
her kitchen has become instagram famous, thanks to the photogenic oxblood and c 10
Above: Her kitchen has become Instagram-famous, thanks to the photogenic oxblood and cream checkerboard backsplash behind the stove.
&#8\2\20;when i first started designing the room, i thought of it more as a 11
Above: “When I first started designing the room, I thought of it more as a space that I could just shut off from the kitchen, but since then it’s aesthetically developed quite a bit. It’s become so useful, I think it’s probably the most frequented room in the whole house,” she said.
a signature moment: modern and bright yves beeswax candles in an old fashioned  12
Above: A signature moment: modern and bright Yves Beeswax Candles in an old-fashioned vintage candleholder.
to keep costs down, matilda chose inexpensive basic tiles but enhanced them by  13
Above: To keep costs down, Matilda chose inexpensive basic tiles but enhanced them by selecting a surprising grout color: red. “The grout is from Amazon; I discovered a whole world of coloured grouts on there.”
the shelves were made using leftover floorboards. matilda wanted to keep them s 14
Above: The shelves were made using leftover floorboards. Matilda wanted to keep them shallow so that things don’t get lost in the back. “Their width is based on the size of a standard Kilner jar.”
the tartan ceramic butter dish is one of her designs. behind the curtain are cr 15
Above: The Tartan Ceramic Butter Dish is one of her designs. Behind the curtain are crates of her less-used items.
the slim french doors were fabricated by her husband&#8\2\17;s company bloc 16
Above: The slim French doors were fabricated by her husband’s company Blockhouse Build. Matilda lined them with linen so that she can conceal the pantry when entertaining.

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