We are big tea people and a lot of our guests like coffee so we devoted our butler’s panty/valet to a coffee and tea bar.
The centerpiece of this space is the coffee mug display cabinet that I got for $25 at consignments and then refreshed with some BB Frosch chalk paint and hooks. And there are various items from travels and family heirlooms in it, which I love seeing out every day.
For the rest, I pulled decor I already had and found a few more treasures – I wanted meaningful and fun pieces to look at while waiting for the Keurig to work its magic.
In the Keurig corner, the frame is a Jean-Francois Millet piece that has been in my family for about 100 years, it was a wedding gift to my great grandparents, who were farmers in Pennsylvania. There is also a plaque with one of our favorite Emerson quotes and some other odds and ends: K-cup holder is from Target, but I added a tray I got at a vintage market. Tea cup art I “designed” at a vintage market at the Farawayhood booth, you can pull from their wood and metal and they will put it together while you wait. For the water carafe, I added some chalkboard paint to label it.
I made the center more of a tea area and used a Pottery Barn tray we got as a wedding gift with an Italian tea cup from a friend.
On the left, I got the chalkboard on etsy and updated it (will post later) with new paint and chalkboard art. The coffee pot is an antique from my grandmother. And I was so excited to find that stand on Decor Steals for the drink dispenser, now it’s the perfect height to fill glasses. I fill that with cucumber and lemon water, and that’s been a big hit with guests.
I did leave the counter space open for cooking/baking prep as well, gotta keep it real and functional, too.
It’s been a joy-sparker space for sure (have you read that book?)! Everything is available and organized because you never know when you might need impromptu family tea party or baby shower tea party, right? And our guests know exactly where to get their caffeine fix. Win-win.