The key feature of this Santa Monica kitchen is a stunning marble monolithic island that acts as a modern sculptural piece. Marble continues in the countertops and backsplash over contemporary cabinets, while open shelves provide easy access to dishes.
Not only does this kitchen island add extra counter space for meal preparation, it also serves as a dining spot for two. The kitchen's streamlined cabinetry keeps the contemporary space feeling bright and fresh.
Reworking an outdated space, such as this kitchen, can be challenging in an older home but not impossible. This pre-Civil War stone barn was moved to its final resting place, stone by stone, from its original location. The designer added contemporary elements such as a marble-topped kitchen island and modern appliances to create a fully functional cooking and dining space.
Green technology inside this Point Lorna, California, villa allows for solar power to fuel track and pendant lighting which shines down on a kitchen island's marble counter top. The long counter top's charms are maximized with an eat-in counter fitted with high top wicker seating.
Here, a rustic kitchen adopts modern amenities and design elements, bringing together a space that's at once homey and contemporary. Special features include the wood-paneled door, two-level kitchen island with marble top and exposed beam ceilings. The Oriental-style rug adds color and dimension to the room.
A marble-top kitchen island sits in a beautiful, spacious mint green kitchen. Gas lamps and a glass display case add a traditional feel while stainless steel appliances give the space a more contemporary feel.
The marble kitchen island top -- extended on the ends to the floor -- is a striking element in this bright, contemporary kitchen. A large window over the sink provides abundant light, and honey-toned wood floors and cabinets echo that feeling of brightness. Additionally, the room boasts ample cooking prep space.
This light and bright eat-in kitchen features wooden stools positioned around a gray and white marble top kitchen island, creating the perfect spot for casual dining. Modern glass pendant lights hang from the natural wood plank ceiling, while white cabinets and stainless steel appliances finish off the look of the space.