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written by jaci conry • photographed by bob o’connor
potted topiaries line the countertop in front of the pantry’s window (above), where a
Roman shade of fabric by Manuel Canovas becomes trompe l’oeil shelving. The jeweled
knobs are an elegant touch. Opposite the sink (right), the laundry is tucked under counters.
Some designer show house rooms are flights of fancy — big on good looks but short on practical ideas for day-to-day living. Not so with the butler’s pantry/laundry room that designers Margie Huggard and Jeanne Upton created in last summer’s Cape Designer ShowHouse in Osterville, Massachusetts. Huggard and Upton, who were cochairs of the ShowHouse to benefit WE CAN,
a Cape Cod–based organization that supports women facing challenging transitions, collaborated to transform an overlooked pass-through between the kitchen
and dining room where an ancient washer and dryer resided.
A pretty pantry provides stylish cover for a vacation house laundry
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