McGee Home Pantry Details
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McGee Home Pantry Details

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

When we first started designing The McGee Home Kitchen, we knew we wanted to integrate a walk-in pantry. We love to entertain, and 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 our kids’ colorful snacks lives in this space, and we couldn’t love it more.

Watch our video below to take a look inside our pantry and keep scrolling for more details from the process behind this space!

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McGee Home Pantry Details
McGee Home Pantry Details

It all started a few years ago on one late night deep-dive into the rabbit hole of eBay. We found our antique pocket doors, and it was love at first sight. we 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 we 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.

McGee Home Pantry Details
McGee Home Pantry Details

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 Details

Then, we chose our lighting. From the beginning, the mood board included this antique brass library light from McGee & Co. This light brings so much character into the space, matching our next lighting choice, this brass flush mount. To finish it off, we did the 24′ cabinet makers light, and we 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.

McGee Home Pantry Details
McGee Home Pantry Details

To complete the look,  we added in some of our favorite decor elements. We found these vintage copper saucepans on Etsy, and ordered them right away. We love mixing metals, and the combination of unlacquered brass and copper was exactly what the space needed to come together.

The pantry pieces

The ones that make the space
Cabinet Makers Picture Light
Boston Library Light
Edmond Flush Mount
Kallista Quincy Faucet
Kohler Sink
Armac Knobs
Devol Pot Hooks
Cle Tile

Then, it was time for the practical details. To keep everything organized, we incorporated large baskets on the bottom shelf for storage, and a mix of bins, boxes, more baskets, and glass jars to keep all of our snacks, baking essentials, and canned food together.

Adding a vintage wooden ladder to the look brought some character and function. It’s great for reaching everything at the top but it’s pretty, too!

McGee Home Pantry Details
McGee Home Pantry Details
McGee Home Pantry Details
McGee Home Pantry Details
McGee Home Pantry Details
McGee Home Pantry Details

The organizing accessories

Everything in the right place
Anchor Hocking Glass Canisters
Glass Canisters
Coming Soon: Rectangle Seagrass Basket
Custom Pantry Labels
Cordova Basket
Dual Handle Storage Basket
Grey storage baskets
OXO Good Grips Containers

A special thanks to our partners at Clé Tile, Killowen Cabinet Co.Lemco DesignKallista Plumbing, and Kohler for helping us make our vision a reality!

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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. Your pantry is dreams!!! Love everything about it. Can you please share where the brass pepper/salt mills are from??

  3. 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..

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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?

  8. 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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