McGee Home Pantry Reveal
04/16 Kitchens

McGee Home Pantry Reveal

How we made our pantry one of our favorite spaces in the home

Today, we're showing you around one of our favorite spaces in the McGee home: the pantry! I never knew I could love a pantry so much, but with the help of some of our friends at Clé Tile, we got to take this space to a whole new level. 
The tile isn't the only aspect of this room that makes it was it is, though. We want to give a special shout out to some of our sponsors at Killowen Cabinet Co., Lemco Design, Kallista Plumbing, and Kohler for helping us make our vision a reality here!

McGee Home Pantry Reveal

When we first started designing our kitchen area, I knew I wanted to integrate a walk-in pantry. I love to entertain, and I have always dreamed about having a separate space to cook, make messes, and store all of our functional favorites. 

From the outside, it's a continued expression of our home's aesthetic, but once you step inside, it's filled with all of the essentials. Everything from our blender to my kids' colorful snacks lives in this space, and I couldn't love it more. 

What's inside is a whole other story, but today, I want to talk about the design process of this space and share how we made it all come to life. 

McGee Home Pantry Reveal
McGee Home Pantry Reveal

It all started a few years ago on one late night deep-dive into the rabbit hole of eBay. I found our antique pocket doors, and it was love at first sight. I knew they would be the element in which our pantry was designed around, and if you've seen our kitchen tour, you know that we actually built the framing of our kitchen to fit these 100-year-old beauties. We left them raw, and I love how much character they add to the room before you even walk in. 

Next, we tied in the Clé Tile we used in the backsplash of the kitchen and took it all the way to the ceiling. We chose these beautiful, hand-formed, pieces with an amazing textural element that created the perfect amount of visual interest. We loved them so much, we also used them on a section of backsplash in our kitchen to tie everything together.

We went with a dark, butcher block countertop, and I love the functionality and depth it adds.

Our floors were custom stained from Lemco Design all throughout our home and we absolutely love them!

To match our hardware in the kitchen, we chose an unlacquered brass entertainment faucet from Kallista, and coordinating cabinet hardware on our custom cabinets from Killowen Cabinet Co.  

McGee Home Pantry Reveal

Then, we chose our lighting. From the beginning, my mood board included this antique brass library light from McGee & Co. I love how much character it brings to the space, matching our next lighting choice, this brass flush mount. To finish it off, we did the 24′ cabinet makers light, and I love how they all flow together while still bringing contrasting shapes into the room. 

Our sink from Kohler is so beautiful and it’s perfect for all of the cooking, baking, and experimenting that goes on in this space.

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Last but not least, we added in some of my favorite decor elements. I found these vintage french copper saucepans on Etsy, and I ordered them right away. I love mixing metals, and the combination of unlacquered brass and copper was exactly what the space needed to come together. 

McGee Home Pantry Reveal

After adding in other vintage elements from my personal collection, along with these beautiful glass canisters for storing baking goods, and a few of my favorite cookbooks, everything felt in its right place. 

Thanks for following along with the McGee home tour, we can't wait to show you more. Be sure to check back next week for another webisode and the reveal of our great room!

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Studio McGee
  1. So special! Love the design & functionality of this butler’s pantry! Which grout color did you use to make the Cle Tile stand out so much?

  2. Such a cool pantry and amazing use of pocket door! Would it be possible to show us the whole pantry, how you organise your contents/supplies, etc and if you have any tips organising the space? Looking forward to more spaces of your beautiful and charming casa..

  3. I would love go see the size and scale of the rest of the pantry and how you incorporated the elements through the rest of the pantry!

  4. This is beautiful, but could you actually show the pantry? All I could really see was the shot straight through the door.

  5. Hello! I’m currently trying to pinpoint a rich brown for my 2 island cabinets. Your island cabinets look exactly what I envisioned! Can you share the color? Was it a stain? Thank you!

  6. Beautiful!!! I love how you mix new and vintage elements to create such a comforting space! I think your walls are BM Swiss Coffee at 75% but do you mind to share what white color you used on your trim as slight contrast?

  7. I would also love to know the ice machine- I like how it fits in the cabinet but doesn’t seem to be integrated- just hidden.

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