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Issue 51 · Winter's Tale · December 26, 2014

11 Kitchen Islands Gone Glamorous

Issue 51 · Winter's Tale · December 26, 2014

Is "kitchen island" the least sexy term in home design? Even "kitchen table" is better (remember that scene in The Postman Always Rings Twice?). Here's a roundup of 11 rooms with style to spare.

Joseph Dirand Paris Apartment/Remodelista

Above: An apartment in St. Germain des Pres, Paris, designed by Joseph Dirand features a pair of bronze Fingi suspension lights by Eric Schmitt and office armchairs by Pierre Jeanneret from Galerie 54. Learn more in Trend Alert: Pierre Jeanneret's Modern Classic Caned Teak Chair. Photograph by Adrien Dirand via Yatzer.

Rose Uniacke Kitchen Island/Remodelista

Above: London designer Rose Uniacke's simple but luxurious kitchen is located in her restored 19th-century Georgian revival house. For similar pendant lights, consider the Dodecahedron Pendant Lanterns by Adolf Loos, available through Rose Uniacke. Photograph by Henry Bourne via the New York Times.

Modern minimal kitchen with long concrete countertop in modern apartment in Italy

Above: An oxidized brass-clad kitchen island by Dimore Studio in Milan is lit from within by a fluorescent strip.

Rosy Strazzeri Fridman Kitchen/Remodelista

Above: The San Francisco kitchen of stylist Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman.

Gisbert Poppler Kitchen/Remodelista

Above: In this kitchen in Germany, designer Gisbert Poppler repurposed an antique farmhouse wardrobe as a kitchen cabinet.

PIa Ulin Photographer Mirrored Kitchen Island/Remodelista

Above: A Scandinavian kitchen with a mirror-clad island. Photograph by Pia Ulin.

Claessen Rune Brass Cube Kitchen/Remodelista

Above: Stockholm architects Claessen Koivisto Rune added a dash of glamour to a streamlined, pure-white kitchen via a brass cube table.


slarsky kitchen

Above: In a Boston brownstone kitchen, architects Katarina Edlund and Scott Slarsky of designLAB Architects paired marble-topped workstations with a Poul Henningsen artichoke lamp suspended from an ornate plaster medallion. (Like the light? See High/Low: The Iconic Artichoke Lamp.)

Concrete Kitchen Island Chandelier/Remodelista

Above: A Mediterranean kitchen with concrete island and chandelier via Nosy Parker.

Julian-King-Architect-Chelsea-townhouse-white-high-ceiling-kitchen-recast moldings-white-island

Above: A minimalist kitchen in a Chelsea townhouse by Julian King of Julian King Architect, a member of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory.

Wohnhaus B Kitchen/Remodelista

Above: A sleek white kitchen with a chandelier by Steininger Wohnhaus.

For more inspiration, go to our Kitchen Island posts and see:

N.B.: This post is an update. The original ran on March 10, 2014, as part of our Kitchen Composition issue.

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