September 3, 2014

Westchester Butler’s Pantry

I just love the historical presence of a main kitchen with a Butler’s pantry as an elegant staging area just before entering a dining room. As I have discussed in the past, most of my inspiration comes from the aesthetic of many historical Butlers’ pantries.

I was fortunate in that the existing space for the Butler’s Pantry in this Westchester home was not removed. The cabinetry had been updated maybe 20 years ago and in no way did it reflect the aesthetic that would have been characteristic for this home.

I was inspired by existing original parts of this home when I restored the proportions of the doors, stiles, rails, and millwork components.

I used the antue mirror in the paneled back splash to make the space feel more open. The hardware by Nanz dates to the 1920s and compliments the millwork. With modern appliances, this butler’s pantry not only fits right in, it functions beautifully, and meets the home owner’s expectations.


Sarah A. Blank

Sarah Blank Design Studio is a high-end architectural design firm that specializes in high-end kitchens, butler’s pantries, libraries, and master bedrooms, bath suites.  The firm works predominantly in Fairfield County and Westchester County. Our award winning firm, with 33 years of experience, often works beyond the kitchens and baths of a clients home, and designs the architectural interiors for many of the projects that have been commissioned.