Kitchen- Chalet InteriorsTraditional Kitchen, Denver
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Keep all the glassware right next to where you make the drinks. This photo shows a “wet pantry” where everything one would need to fix a drink is right next to the refrigerator. When I interviewed architect John Mattingly of Chalet and he explained this, I had another forehead-slapping moment. When I’d moved into my house, I simply wanted to get the boxes unpacked, and my priority was styling the cabinets to make me smile when I opened them and saw their well-organized beauty. Of course, this was the antithesis of being truly organized, and this style-over-function thinking landed my drinking glasses across the room from the fridge, where I grab my ice and beverages. Hey, moving-unpacking is exhausting; we’re never thinking sharply by the time we get to the juice glasses.These first three tips should be kept in mind during that dreadful kitchen-unpacking phase. Think of it as saving yourself from swapping everything around a few years down the road.
The artwork shown here on the left is also by Beardsley; each figure is a different hand-drawn cowboy. Beyond the artwork is the butler’s pantry, which connects the more public front areas of the home to the more private areas in the back. “Any kind of beverage anyone needs and every type of glass is in this wet pantry,” says Mattingly. This means that guests can serve themselves at parties without invading the more private kitchen. Pendant light: Clemson Classic, Restoration Hardware; dishwasher: Viking; cabinet paint: Dove White, Benjamin Moore; sink: Verity, Kohler; artwork: Duke Beardsley