Butler's pantries are usually carved out of a small space off the main kitchen and are often U-shaped and windowless. If your kitchen is open to the rest of the house and you don't want it to look too kitchen-y, you can hide away food storage, serving dishes and china in a butler's pantry instead.
Silver has long been the go-to choice for kitchen fixtures, fittings and accessories but, as this image shows, copper can pack a punch. This hand-beaten copper sink by Electica is something of a show-stopper, especially when paired with 'Original Artisan' units by John Lewis of Hungerford. (Bleh, stainless steel, can we all get over that yet?)