Pantry – Before & During

I am thrilled to announce that the flooring is officially installed in the Pantry.
Woo hoo!

This is what it looked like around noon:

And then piece by piece, it started to go come together:

And voila! It was done by 2:00!

I can’t wait for you to see what’s next for this soon-to-be-hardworking little space.
It’s going to be the belle of the ball when I’m done with it, I swear!
I plan to use tons and tons of different textures, colors, incorporate lots of great organizational and storage solutions, and give it a bunch of personality to boot.

My intention, and overall design philosphy, is to create beautiful, functional, comfortable, inspiring rooms that make you FEEL. Rooms that you can’t look away from without a fight.


Dining Room - Fabric Options
Screen Door - Dining Room

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  1. Pennies In My Pocket says

    Just wondered onto your blog … FABULOUS blog you got here! Oh and Design Star is my most favorite show on the planet!!! I’ll go over and vote for you! GOOD LUCK!! How exciting!


  2. Magpie Interior Design says

    Woot woot! I am soooo jealous! I want a pantry (insert whiney voice)! LOL.

    Can’t wait! Is it possible for you to post a new post like maybe every 2 hours or so? You know, so I dont have withdrawal anymore. :)

    And I love the new banner with the added pics.


  3. My home - My life says

    Looks very nice. Is that laminate hard wood flooring? We just did that in our living room and just LOVE how it turned out!

  4. Anonymous says

    Do you like laminate flooring? I’ve heard mixed reviews from people saying that is scratches really easily. I love, love, triple love the look of it and so want to do it in my home but with a little boy am afraid it will scratch easily!!! Thanks — love your blog!


  5. Vorlaufer Von Rottotiller says

    Now if you could only make my super red Heirloom tomatoes into a vivid red paint! I’d like to see that on a wall or two! Good Job Girl!

  6. Kristi says

    wow, beautifying the PANTRY!?? Fun! You should come over and beautify my laundry closet! :-)

  7. Layla says

    Hey Kristina!

    We went with Laminate Wood Flooring instead of real hard wood flooring BECAUSE of its durability.
    It's almost IMPOSSIBLE to scratch.
    Real hard wood scratches SUPER easily, and because we have a dog, we thought that would be the best option. Our dog has "bladder issues" in the middle of the night sometimes. We wanted to make sure we put down a product that could wipe up easily. I love my Swiffer Wet Jet, but it always left white residue on our real hard wood floors. It doesn't leave any streaks or residue on Laminate, and it smells & looks so great after you do it! Also, other than being a fraction of the cost of hard wood, it's easy for do-it-yourself-ers to install.

    Good luck!

  8. The Tattered House says

    Hey Layla,

    My first time to your BLOG. It’s terrific! You signed the Vintage Husband Blog and thats where I found you. I too love cottage,coastal etc…etc. My business partner Sandy and I own The Tattered House in Roseville, CA where we sell a lot of the things you love. We love refurbishing old chairs and and adding beautiful fabrics and trims.

    Speaking of old screen doors, Sandy and I have a pair in The Tattered House that we use to go in and out of our kitchen. We have had more complements on those doors.

    Anyway, I can’t wait to see what you do next.

    The Tattered House

  9. Chris says

    I love the floors! Did Kevin do those? (look at me using his name like I know him :) I am literally giddy with excitement about this room. I LOVE storage rooms of any sort, so this could be a favorite. No pressure or anything. ;-}

  10. Diane@A Picture is Worth.... says

    The floors look great! Lots of laminate looks exactly like wood!

  11. Suzann says

    LOVE the floors. I can’t wait to see the door painted GREEN. How exciting to have a wonderful pantry. I so miss my big ole walk in pantry.

  12. Melissa says

    I’m so glad I found you because we are in the middle of a major remodel on a little house we just purchased and I’ve found it completely overwhelming…..thank you for the inspiration you’ve provided and I look forward to getting to know you a lot better!

    Many Blessings,