I hope you all had a good weekend! I wanted to start this week off in an organized fashion. I have mentioned a few times that I am a bit OCD, which means that I "adore" organized spaces. So I was in awe when I ran across Mel's new and highly organized pantry. She just moved into a gorgeous custom-built home that she designed along with her hubby. The pantry was the first finished space that she revealed on her beautiful blog, Veranda Interiors. I loved it so much that I had to share it with you!
I've never really thought of pantries as being "stylish," but this dreamland of organized cookbooks is quite amazing. The books not only add specks of color, but lots of style. The thick molding also adds style and height.
I'm loving these pull out baskets. They contribute warmth to the space and are perfect for organizing snacks and the "not-so-decorative" vegetables like onions and potatoes.
Everything has it's "place" in the pantry, including the microwave. I never pictured a microwave being in the pantry, but I LOVE the idea! A microwave in the pantry allows space for more important things in the kitchen like storage or more attractive appliances. The counter space in the space are perfect for food prep and for storing the "cool-looking" appliances, fruit, and serving platters.
The final touch to this space will be new lighting. She's got this stunner of a light fixture by Visual Comfort on order...
Gosh, if all of these lovely things are in the pantry, can you imagine what the rest of her house will look like? You must check out her blog to see more of her amazing work!