3 Ideas to Steal from This Perfectly Styled Pantry

updated May 1, 2019
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(Image credit: Janis Nicolay)

This gorgeous space from designer Jillian Harris checks every mark on the pantry wish list. Natural light? Check. Custom cabinetry? Check. Plenty of space for your favorite treats? Check. Impeccable styling? An obvious check!

But even if you’re not blessed with enough square footage for a #pantrygoals space like this, there are plenty of smart tricks packed into this spot for you to steal.

(Image credit: Janis Nicolay)

1. Dress up your pantry.

We love how Jillian carried over luxe kitchen finishes into this space — they totally make it feel like a natural extension of the kitchen rather than an afterthought storage space. Marble countertops and glass-front cabinets may be inaccessible for some pantries, but copy her lead by incorporating as many thought-out touches as possible. Even if you just add a coat of crisp, white paint and some pretty drawer pulls, that can be enough to dress up a space.

(Image credit: Janis Nicolay)

2. Accessorize!

Of course your pantry is meant to be practical, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a few accessories here and there. See how Harris’ addition of vintage Coke bottles, pretty dishes, and cookbooks totally punch up the space? You can do the same by working in a variety of colors and textures (like fruit in seagrass baskets or linens in wooden bowls).

(Image credit: Janis Nicolay)

3. Turn cabinets into drawers.

We love this trick: Jillian took a cabinet and transformed it into a trio of open-faced storage spots, ideal for housing everything from potatoes to extra linens. It’s pretty, useful, and easy enough to copy at home.

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(Image credit: Janis Nicolay)

Pantries to Pin is a new column on our site! While many of us could only ever dream of having a pantry this nice (or at all!), the column is meant to give you inspiration and fodder for your Pinterest board. You might even get some ideas to steal for your own kitchen.

See more pics of the space: Pantry Styling at Jillian Harris