I love it when kitchen islands are not “matchy matchy” with the kitchen cabinets and stand on their own. If they are constructed of something unexpected, or were something else in their former life in my book they are all that more interesting.
This one complements the cabinetry and ceiling but has the beautiful “sawbuck” detail on the ends
This one is the only rustic/organic piece in this otherwise sea of white kitchen by Phoebe Howard. I don’t think this kitchen would be nearly as interesting without this island. What do you think?
In this kitchen by the fabulous Kelly Harmon the island is made of reclaimed wood
This clever island appears to have been a console table in it’s former life. A prep sink was added for convenience.
This island looks like it may have been a shop counter of some sort . I am crazy about this one.
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Another example here of a repurposed antique piece used as the island in Donna Gray’s kitchen.
This fabulous island, constructed of reclaimed wood, looks wonderful in this industrial setting.
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What is your idea of the perfect kitchen island? Do you prefer one that matches the rest of the cabinetry or one that stands on it’s own and makes a statement? I would love to hear what you think.