From Perla, in Houston, Texas:
I have been watching your pantries for a few months now and finally got the courage to send my pics in. I do believe that my pantry is special! The pantry is a large 8x10 room.
The entrance to the pantry is highlighted by swinging mahogany wood bar doors to make the entrance from the kitchen easier. We are in Texas, where it gets hot, so we added a ceiling fan to keep cooler.
Since the doors are very open and it is easy to see inside, we made it more of a decorative pantry by exhibiting some of our crystal on the shelves directly facing the swinging bar doors. These are glass shelves to allow for better lighting. It is nice that as one walks into our kitchen one can easily see into our pantry and see the swinging white bar doors, decorative lights and white ceiling fan. We made the room all white because it makes the room feel cooler and it goes with our white picket fence!
The shelves holding the crystal have accent lights which can be dimmed to 3 settings, depending on how much I want to show off the room during wine gatherings at home.
Additionally, to the right of the room and to the left are custom-made kitchen cabinets which have coaster wheels. These were made by one of my uncles. These rolling kitchen cabinets are used for when I host dinners to hold the serving trays and drinks.
The cool thing is that I prep everything in the pantry and kitchen, then slide both kitchen cabinets outside into the living room/ dinning room or kitchen area. I have lights set up for artwork that can be repositioned to light the kitchen island cabinets.
There is also a window opening from the pantry to our bar which allows for easy exchange of supplies (lemons, clean glasses, etc.) needed in the bar, which can be seen in the picture in the red lighting.
You know the saying: “Everything is bigger in Texas”.
On Saturdays, we peek into Other People's Pantries.
Come on -- show us your pantry.
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