We don’t talk about larders very much nowadays. The traditional larder — a small, cool storage room used to keep foods fresh — has long been replaced by modern refrigeration. But larder love is still out there, only this time it’s more commonly seen in the form of a larder cupboard: A larder cupboard is a standalone unit that’s a cross between a kitchen cupboard and storage room. You might call it a “wardrobe for food,” as Homes and Antiques puts it.
A smartly designed pantry sits at either side of this kitchen featuring shelves, racks and storage for dried goods, condiments and spices. Seamlessly hidden behind dark grey doors are deep drawers for kitchen essentials making sure everyday items are out of sight but within easy reach.
A well-planned kitchen is organised, functional and streamlined. But too tidy and too simple can sometimes result in too plain. Thankfully, a few carefully chosen personal additions can turn bland into interesting.