Earlier this week I posted the reveal of our butler’s pantry renovation, a post that detailed the transformation from storage closet to beautiful serving space. You can read about that renovation HERE. I promised to come back and share with you the finished product, fully decorated, so I’ve compiled for you 10 gorgeous elements to add French style to the butler’s pantry.
As with most of the design in my home, I approached the butler’s pantry with my signature enthusiasm for French Country style, utilizing many of the elements I so often prefer. Most of my vignettes include a balance of contrasts, from polished to patina, sleek to pastoral, light to colorful and hard-edged to softly draped. The list below comprises some of my favorites.
1. Vintage silver ice bucket – the glimmer of silver is always refreshing, adding a hint of bling, offset here by the timeworn patina along the repoussé trim. (See resource list below.)
2. Crystal wine goblets – one of the key elements used liberally in my home, crystal affords the opportunity to bounce light in a space. The glints are particularly lovely off the cut crystal pattern in these goblets. I’ve also tucked a decanter behind the stemware on the tray.
3. Embroidered white linen – another go-to element present in most of my rooms, white embroidered linen lends a softness and purity to the arrangement. Here I used a napkin, but often it’s a tea towel, a pillow or even a coaster.