One of my favorite details in a home! Always a popular gathering space, the kitchen island plays a vital role for many families, especially when it comes to entertaining. From stools to countertops to lighting above, the possible combinations are endless. Here are some of my favorite kitchen islands that I have come across throughout my career that have plenty of decorating inspiration. Which island best suits your style?
I will start with my own person kitchen island. I sure will miss this island when my home sells. I love the pie shape and that it looks out beyond the family room. Just perfect for entertaining. I can stand and cook while interacting with my family and friends. The Edison Vintage Lights above set a warm tone for a food display. Its oversized counter can fit massive amounts of food!
Here is an oversized island in a home for sale in Calvert County that I fell in love with while showing a few weeks ago. My favorite part-the dark wood butcher block countertop. A must-have in my next home.
This seems to be the new “fad”…open shelving and I am loving it (a place to put my cookbooks.)
And, who doesn’t love the rolling typical sold butcher block island? How cool is this one that we used in our “Farm House Fixer Upper” (best for smaller kitchen with not much island room?) Found on wayfair.com for $1,011 (Yep, affordable, too!)
Another new craze is a bold make-a-statement island with a different color than the cabinets (very common with new home builders in our area, as well.) I am loving this country deep red color!
Or, to tone it down a bit, here is one we put in our Chesapeake Beach fixer upper. A subtle gray perfectly complimenting the vintage white cabinets.
How about this RAW wood counter top island? This live-edge island countertop is a real showstopper in this rustic kitchen in Charlotte, North Carolina.
This cool island and top is known as the “waterfall.” Gorgeous quartz stone..overflowing.
Marrick Homes offers one of the largest kitchen islands I have ever seen. Check out this huge island large enough to to fit a family…and friends.
Sometimes, its all about the lighting. I love, love, LOVE copper pendant lights adorning an island , 3 specifically.
And, my favorite island and kitchen style can be found in this Orlando home (believe it or not.) A perfect blend of brick, wood, vintage metal lighting, beautiful hardware, and french country style.
Have a great weekend!