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Steal This Look: The Modern Farmhouse Pantry


Steal This Look: The Modern Farmhouse Pantry

July 20, 2021

I have a great pantry in the form of a sizable floor-to-ceiling cabinet with pullout shelving. It’s a huge upgrade from what we had in our old small apartment, and other than the fact that it doesn’t have an alarm that sounds whenever one of my kids returns a box of cereal or crackers without closing the top first, I’ve had no regrets about its design. But then I saw this simple, tidy, and serene (who knew a pantry could be serene?) walk-in larder and all of a sudden, what I have isn’t enough.

This well-ordered pantry was a finalist in Remodelista’s Considered Design Awards last year in the Best Kitchen Organization category. Its lucky owner is photographer and creative director Delbarr Moradi, and its designer is Megan Bachmann. Have a look.

Photography by Delbarr Moradi.

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Above: Some people have a second fridge in the basement or garage. Moradi has one in her pantry—a much more accessible location—and keeps it stocked with beverages.
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Above: Open shelving means she can easily locate what she needs; her grains, pastas, and baking essentials are all stored in attractive airtight glass jars.
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Above: Opposite the refrigerator is closed storage (for extra dishes and small appliances) and a sink. The countertop is Caesarstone and the cabinetry is by Bachmann’s husband (of Bachmann Woodworking).
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Above: “These containers are beautiful, eco-friendly, and functional,” says Bachmann. “They make utilitarian food items look inviting—it’s such a different concept than stuffing your pantry full of oversize boxes.”

Like what you see? Here’s how to get the look of this modern farmhouse kitchen pantry.


the smeg \24 inch \1950s retro design refrigerator is \$\1,999 at aj madison. 21
Above: The Smeg 24-Inch 1950s Retro Design Refrigerator is $1,999 at AJ Madison.
blisshaus countertop jars come in two sizes; \$\14 and \$\18 each. see blisshau 22
Above: Blisshaus Countertop Jars come in two sizes; $14 and $18 each. See Blisshaus: Bringing Back the Old World Pantry, One Kitchen at a Time for a peek inside the kitchen of Blisshaus founder Wiebke Liu.
blisshaus jars are available in five sizes and range in price from \$\14 to \$4 23
Above: Blisshaus Jars are available in five sizes and range in price from $14 to $40 for a set of two. The jars come with labels (pick from Blisshaus’s selection of premade labels or customize your own).
the medium size acacia footed serving bowl by project 6\2 is \$\16.99 at target. 24
Above: The medium-size Acacia Footed Serving Bowl by Project 62 is $16.99 at Target.
the natural wicker small changing table basket is \$30 at crate & barrel. 25
Above: The Natural Wicker Small Changing Table Basket is $30 at Crate & Barrel.
pottery barn&#8\2\17;s beachcomber rectangular handled baskets range from \ 26
Above: Pottery Barn’s Beachcomber Rectangular Handled Baskets range from $89 to $199.


the minta single handle pull down kitchen faucet by grohe is \$33\1.98 on amazo 27
Above: The Minta Single-Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet by Grohe is $331.98 on Amazon.
the tab drawer pulls are by doug mockett and come in multiple sizes and finishe 28
Above: The Tab Drawer Pulls are by Doug Mockett and come in multiple sizes and finishes.
the small recycled glass dispenser with gold self pour spout is \$\20.50 at rai 29
Above: The Small Recycled Glass Dispenser with Gold Self-Pour Spout is $20.50 at Rail 19.
bachmann&#8\2\17;s round enameled tray, shown, is from target. it&#8\2\ 30
Above: Bachmann’s Round Enameled Tray, shown, is from Target. It’s no longer available, but for a similar look try Hawkins New York’s Louise Brass Enamel Tray.
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